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BWW Review: 3rd Act Superbly In Step with THE ODD COUPLE Photo BWW Review: 3rd Act Superbly In Step with THE ODD COUPLE
by Adrienne Proctor - August 11, 2020

3rd Act Theatre Company opens their second season with Neil Simon's classic THE ODD COUPLE. This phsyical-comedy and quick dialogue-laden play has been popular with audiences in the tv, theatre, and movie world for over fifty years. The enduring story of roommates Felix and Oscar is at its heart a u...
BWW Review: Improv and alcohol meet Shakespeare for Drunk Classics: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT Photo BWW Review: Improv and alcohol meet Shakespeare for Drunk Classics: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DRINK
by Adrienne Proctor - July 20, 2020

Improv and alcohol flow in this Drunk Classics tour. A Midsummer Night's Drink combines all the wildly unpredictable elements of improv, complete with a drunk actor and two 'royalty' audience members for this fun, outlandish night of Shakespeare....
BWW Review: 3rd Act shines with MOONGLOW Photo BWW Review: 3rd Act shines with MOONGLOW
by Adrienne Proctor - June 14, 2020

3rd Act Theatre Company closes out their inaugural season with MOONGLOW. The story of two Alzheimer's patients who find each other as they're losing their memories is beautiful and gives a true-to-life account of the cruel effects of Alzheimer's and Dementia....
BWW Review: Carpenter Square's THE MALTESE FALCON kicks off new CST LiveOnline video Photo BWW Review: Carpenter Square's THE MALTESE FALCON kicks off new CST LiveOnline video series
by Adrienne Proctor - May 26, 2020

Carpenter Square Theatre has started a pandemic-response series. A live video series of theatrical performance, CST LiveOnline will occur monthly. The first of the series is a live radio adaptation of THE MALTESE FALCON, starring legendary actor Ben Hall as Detective Sam Spade....
BWW Review: Pollard Company Members Roll the Dice with D20 To Curtain Podcast Photo BWW Review: Pollard Company Members Roll the Dice with D20 To Curtain Podcast
by Adrienne Proctor - May 21, 2020

Members of the Pollard Theatre Company in Guthrie, OK have launched a new live gameplay podcast. D20 to Curtain is a bi-monthly podcast featuring a brand new Dungeons & Dragons campaign. This group of self-proclaimed theatre geeks are creating a gorgeous and intricate fantasy world with their DND al...
BWW Review: Lyric Theatre Engages Young Audiences with Digital Clubhouse Series Photo BWW Review: Lyric Theatre Engages Young Audiences with Digital Clubhouse Series
by Adrienne Proctor - May 12, 2020

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is going digital, engaging young audiences and parents with the imaginative, creative, and informative Lyric Kids Clubhouse. All you have to do is shout 'BAM!' and you're a member of the Clubhouse. This weekly series provides a small break from the stressors of the COVID-19...
BWW Review: DRAG TRIVIA AT HOME with Carmen And Vera Photo BWW Review: DRAG TRIVIA AT HOME with Carmen And Vera
by Adrienne Proctor - April 29, 2020

The Boom's Wednesday night trivia goes digital with DRAG TRIVIA AT HOME. Hostess Queens Vera Ball and Carmen Deveraux are making the most of the Quarantine with their Facebook Live trivia every Wednesday night. Bring a shot and cover your kids' ears, it's about to get real weird!...
BWW Review: RIVERDALE Seeks to do justice to Hedwig, and Fails, with “Wicked Little T Photo BWW Review: RIVERDALE Seeks to do justice to Hedwig, and Fails, with “Wicked Little Town”
by Adrienne Proctor - April 16, 2020

Riverdale Season 4 has attempted another female driven musical. The Hedwig and the Angry Inch musical tribute episode, based on John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's 1998 Off-Broadway rock musical, sorely misses the mark in its attempts to honor the Gender-queer character from Communist East Ber...
BWW Review: Be Sexy, Be Alluring, Be ITALIAN! with UCO's NINE Photo BWW Review: Be Sexy, Be Alluring, Be ITALIAN! with UCO's NINE
by Adrienne Proctor - February 29, 2020

NINE tells the story of Italian filmmaker Guido Contini and the midlife crisis he goes through while struggling with writer's block and a marriage that's on the rocks. UCO's production features 27 female cast and ensemble members in a decadent and gorgeous production at Mitchell Hall Theatre....
BWW Review: Kelli O'Hara Captivates in Concert at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in Br Photo BWW Review: Kelli O'Hara Captivates in Concert at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in Broken Arrow
by Ronn Burton - February 24, 2020

Tony winner (and eight-time nominee) Kelli O'Hara returned to her Oklahoma birthplace to wow audiences in the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. Just Kelli and a piano, she offered a truly generous concert, performing almost twenty songs over the span of nearly two...
BWW Review: The Delany Sisters Get the Last Word in HAVING OUR SAY Photo BWW Review: The Delany Sisters Get the Last Word in HAVING OUR SAY
by Adrienne Proctor - February 24, 2020

HAVING OUR SAY is a staged memoir of the Delany Sisters, two women who experienced the Civil Rights Movement and lived to be over 100 years old and tell the tale. This quiet, comfortable play invites the audience to the sister's home as they prepare a meal on stage and recount their extraordinary li...
BWW Review: Choctaw High School's BRIGHT STAR Shines Brilliantly Photo BWW Review: Choctaw High School's BRIGHT STAR Shines Brilliantly
by Adrienne Proctor - February 24, 2020

BRIGHT STAR tells the story of the unforgettable Alice Murphy, a strong-willed girl growing up and experiencing tragedy in the 1920s, and later in her life in 1940s North Carolina. This beautiful production is the Oklahoma High School premiere of the 2016 Tony-nominated musical that features bluegra...
BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Oklahoma Shakespeare is riveting, romantic, and incre Photo BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at Oklahoma Shakespeare is riveting, romantic, and incredibly relevant.
by Isaiah Werner - February 19, 2020

Oklahoma Shakespeare kicks off its 36th season with a captivating production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet....
BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is a Trailer Trash Treat! Photo BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is a Trailer Trash Treat!
by Adrienne Proctor - February 15, 2020

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is a rip-roaring, genuinely hilarious, and over the top good time for patrons of OKC's preeminent dinner theatre and drag club, THE BOOM!...
BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Delights Audiences at 3rd Act Theatre Com Photo BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Delights Audiences at 3rd Act Theatre Company
by Isaiah Werner - February 11, 2020

When done well, The Importance of Being Earnest is delightfully fun, fast, and funny. Oklahoma City's 3rd Act Theatre Company has created a production that is all of that and more....
BWW Review: JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL'S THE ORIGIN OF LOVE TOUR at Bass Concert Hall Photo BWW Review: JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL'S THE ORIGIN OF LOVE TOUR at Bass Concert Hall
by Adrienne Proctor - February 08, 2020

John Cameron Mitchell, the co-writer and original star of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, revives the songs and stories of Hedwig for THE ORIGIN OF LOVE TOUR....
BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY Tour Brings Heartfelt Hope And Humor To OKC Broadway Photo BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY Tour Brings Heartfelt Hope And Humor To OKC Broadway
by Ronn Burton - February 08, 2020

COME FROM AWAY a?oeshouldn'ta?? work. I didn't walk away humming many of the melodies, there are very few solos songs to speak of a?? and yet, I am forever changed by the story of the kindness of the strangers from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. COME FROM AWAY is the a?oelittle musical that coulda?? ...
BWW Review: Lyric's THE CAT IN THE HAT is Engaging, Screen Free Entertainment for Kid Photo BWW Review: Lyric's THE CAT IN THE HAT is Engaging, Screen Free Entertainment for Kids
by Adrienne Proctor - January 25, 2020

Lyric Theatre's THE CAT IN THE HAT is a charming, engaging play that brings all the whimsy of Dr. Seuss to life on stage....
BWW Review: Broadway Tonight Welcomes the Iconic Faith Prince In Concert Photo BWW Review: Broadway Tonight Welcomes the Iconic Faith Prince In Concert
by Ronn Burton - January 25, 2020

Broadway Tonight, the performing arts series at the University of Central Oklahoma, recently welcomed Tony Award winner Faith Prince to its historic Mitchell Hall stage. Ms. Prince has earned her status as a living legend and one of Broadway's preeminent Divas. In this lovely, intimate concert, audi...
BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Tour Lands At OKC Broadway, A Sensational Production Of A Pro Photo BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Tour Lands At OKC Broadway, A Sensational Production Of A Problematic Show
by Ronn Burton - January 24, 2020

The tour of MISS SAIGON is a heartbreaking, epic, sensational production of a problematic show. Restaging MISS SAIGON in 2020 feels more unsteady than it might have 30 years ago. All in all, MISS SAIGON brings devastating, gritty realism to some problematic events. While the show's writing may feel ...