Tulsa Repertory Musicals Offers "Hank the Cowdog and Monkey Business"

Jun 21, 2012

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are joined by Dan Call and David Blakely, two Tulsa-area theatre veterans who are involved with a new musical, "Hank the Cowdog and Monkey Business," which is being presented by Tulsa Repertory Musicals as part of the SummerStage series at the Tulsa PAC. It's a family-friendly show that's been adapted from one the titles in the popular (and long-running) "Hank the Cowdog" series of children's books by John Erickson; it will play in the PAC's Doenges Theater from today (the 21st) through Sunday (the 24th). (For complete show-time information, including details on buying tickets, please see this link.) A diversely-experienced member of our community's local theatre scene --- and a mentor to many Tulsans when it comes to drama/theatre education --- Dan Call co-created Tulsa Repertory Musicals in 2003; he's serving as the director for "Hank the Cowdog and Monkey Business." David Blakely, a theatre professor at RSU, wrote the play, which is an adaption of the book by the same title. Blakely also wrote a few new songs for this play, as we learn on today's program. Also on this installment of ST, our commentator Barry Friedman is reflecting --- with equal parts humor, candor, bewilderment, and insight --- on when he was recently stopped by the TSA at Tulsa International for carrying a "package" in his trousers. (Whoa.)