Theater http://publicradiotulsa.org en Tulsa Singer-Songwriter Rebecca Ungerman Will Soon Unveil a Song at the NY Musical Theater Festival http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-singer-songwriter-rebecca-ungerman-will-soon-unveil-song-ny-musical-theater-festival <p>On this edition of ST, we're pleased to welcome Rebecca Ungerman back to our program. She has long been known and admired as one of the outstanding jazz/cabaret singers in the Tulsa community. She's also a wonderful songwriter, and her original musical, "The Unwitting Wife," was first staged about two years ago here in town (and was thereafter staged in Israel). Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:08:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 63442 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Singer-Songwriter Rebecca Ungerman Will Soon Unveil a Song at the NY Musical Theater Festival A Matter of Priorities: The City of Tulsa, Its Budget, and Its Arts Community http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/matter-priorities-city-tulsa-its-budget-and-its-arts-community <p>This has been an anxious past few months for many in Tulsa's arts community. That community was very much caught off-guard by the decision of Mayor Bartlett's office to eliminate most of the City of Tulsa's arts funding. Alarming proposals to cut staff positions at the Tulsa PAC Trust, the Waterworks Community Arts Center, and both the Heller and Clark Theatres effectively galvanized supporters all over town, and these supporters quickly spurred the City Council to oppose the Mayor's proposals. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:56:17 +0000 Rich Fisher 63240 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Matter of Priorities: The City of Tulsa, Its Budget, and Its Arts Community American Theatre Company Presents a Musical about Trying to Create a Musical: "[title of show]" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/american-theatre-company-presents-musical-about-trying-create-musical-title-show <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we welcome Hunter Bell and Jana Ellis, who are both involved with "[title of show]," the Tony-nominated one-act musical that is currently being staged at the Tulsa PAC by the locally-based American Theatre Company. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:05:47 +0000 Rich Fisher 55819 at http://publicradiotulsa.org American Theatre Company Presents a Musical about Trying to Create a Musical: "[title of show]" TU's Department of Theatre Presents "Tartuffe" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-department-theatre-presents-tartuffe <p>Molière's "Tartuffe" --- or "The Impostor" --- is a classic French play that was first performed in 1664. Bitingly satirical and LOL funny, this play tells the story of a deplorable religious con-man who tries to obtain the title to his friend's estate by sending him to jail; the title character of this ever-popular comedy also tries to rob that friend blind, to seduce his wife and daughter, and so on. "Tartuffe" is a work that's often revived in updated versions or alternate settings, and such is the case with the production of "Tartuffe" that TU's Department of Theatre is now staging. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:03:38 +0000 Rich Fisher 55582 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU's Department of Theatre Presents "Tartuffe" Tulsa Opera Presents "Elmer Gantry" This Weekend http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-opera-presents-elmer-gantry-weekend <p>This weekend, Tulsa Opera will continue its current season with the Oklahoma premiere of "Elmer Gantry," a Grammy Award-winning opera by Robert Aldridge. Based on the eponymous novel by Sinclair Lewis and the 1960 motion picture with Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons, this classic piece recounts the rise and fall of a charismatic but unscrupulous thrill-seeker who joins the 1920s Evangelical movement of the American Midwest. "Elmer Gantry" will be staged at Chapman Hall in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Friday the 28th (at 7:30pm) and Sunday the 2nd (at 2:30pm). Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:30:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 55217 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Opera Presents "Elmer Gantry" This Weekend Theatre Tulsa's New Stage Presents the Racially Charged and Dramatically Compelling "Clybourne Park" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/theatre-tulsas-new-stage-presents-racially-charged-and-dramatically-compelling-clybourne-park <p>Theatre Tulsa's New Stage initiative will soon offer its first-ever production with a widely hailed play from 2010 that has never before graced an Oklahoma stage: "Clybourne Park," by Bruce Norris, is a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning comedy/drama that was written in response to Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play, "A Raisin in the Sun" (1959). "Clybourne Park" will be staged in the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center from tomorrow night (Friday the 21st) through March 2nd. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:22:15 +0000 Rich Fisher 54805 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Theatre Tulsa's New Stage Presents the Racially Charged and Dramatically Compelling "Clybourne Park" The Playhouse Tulsa Presents "A Streetcar Named Desire" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/playhouse-tulsa-presents-streetcar-named-desire <p>"A Streetcar Named Desire" --- which earned playwright Tennessee Williams the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948, was the basis for the classic 1951 film with Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, and remains one of the fundamental if not defining works of the American stage --- is opening at 7:30pm tonight (Friday the 14th) here in Tulsa, in a new production at the Tulsa PAC's John H. Williams Theatre. This version of "Streetcar" is being produced by The Playhouse Tulsa; it's running through February 22nd. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:52:31 +0000 Rich Fisher 54489 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Playhouse Tulsa Presents "A Streetcar Named Desire" Susan Nussbaum Offers the Moving, Challenging, and Dramatic "Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/susan-nussbaum-offers-moving-challenging-and-dramatic-good-kings-bad-kings-novel <p>On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Susan Nussbaum, an accomplished playwright, first-time novelist, and longtime disabilities-rights advocate. Nussbaum tells us about her widely acclaimed and award-winning debut novel, "Good Kings Bad Kings," which is just out in paperback, and which a critic for The Los Angeles Review of Books has called "a knockout.... Nussbaum possesses an astonishing ear for idiosyncratic voices, and a talent for creating characters who appear in full bloom within a few sentences. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:38:12 +0000 Rich Fisher 51446 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Susan Nussbaum Offers the Moving, Challenging, and Dramatic "Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel" Playwright Cody Daigle Offers "Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/playwright-cody-daigle-offers-tulsa-radio-christmas-spectacular <p>Our guest on this installment of ST is Cody Daigle, the resident playwright with Playhouse Tulsa. Originally from Louisiana and now based here in T-Town, Daigle is a witty and engaging actor/director/playwright who's had his plays produced in New Orleans, North Carolina, NYC, Iowa, and elsewhere. His newest play is a musical comedy called "Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular," and it will be staged at the Tulsa PAC by Playhouse Tulsa --- with original songs by the outstanding Tulsa songbird Rebecca Ungerman --- on Thursday the 5th through Sunday the 8th. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:52:04 +0000 Rich Fisher 50568 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Playwright Cody Daigle Offers "Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular" TU's Presidential Lecture Series Welcomes the Award-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-presidential-lecture-series-welcomes-award-winning-playwright-tony-kushner <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who's well-known and widely celebrated for his drama, "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," which first appeared in the early 1990s, and which was thereafter converted into an HBO-TV miniseries&nbsp; that was directed by Mike Nichols. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:36:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 49414 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU's Presidential Lecture Series Welcomes the Award-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner