Season Subscriptions Go On Sale 3/31!

To add one more piece of good news today, Theatre Pops 2017/18 Season Memberships go on sale 3/31 at the opening night performance of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center

A full season subscription is $70 and includes 5 shows at IDL Ballroom. For the full list of shows, please visit our 2017/18 season page.  

As an added bonus, Tulsa theatre industry individuals may purchase a full season subscription for $55. 

“We are so excited to offer such a great deal to our Tulsa theatre family. Our members donate their time, labor, and resources to numerous shows and theatre companies throughout the year. This is our way of saying ‘Thank you!'” said Artistic Director Meghan Hurley.

For more information on either package or more information about our season, please e...

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2017/18 Season Announcement Letter

A New Season, A New Theatre Pops | by Artistic Director Meghan Hurley

For the last 3 years, I have had the privilege of helping shape this incredible company’s future. To say the last three years have been a period of growth would be an understatement. We have weathered storms, achieved huge milestones, all while making new friends, extending our “family.” When our leader and friend passed away in November 2014, Theatre Pops’ future was uncertain; but not long after, we produced an incredible run of August: Osage County and took home the First Place Tulsa Area Theatre Excellence Award. We stretched even further and produced Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center that summer...

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2017/2018 Season Announcement!

“Our next season is all about pulling back the curtain and revealing what’s behind it.”

“We start our year off with a trio of plays that deal with matters of the heart, with our fall and spring productions revolving around societal issues and how they shape the world around us. We will continue to explore exciting new ways to tell the story and add new definitions to immersive theatre. And we will strive to make your theatre-going experience more enticing.” – Meghan Hurley, Artistic Director

Read a letter from Artistic Director Meghan Hurley
 


Constellations
by Nick Payne
July 2017

This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman...

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Meet the “Judas” Cast – Freddie Tate

We spoke with Freddie Tate, who is playing Jesus of Nazareth. Freddie talked to us about his faith, Jesus the human being, asking tough questions, and the pressures of such an iconic character.

1) Tell us a little about yourself. 
My name is Freddie Tate and I am from San Angelo, TX. That’s right, I’m a Texan with no defining accent. I have been blessed and have had the opportunity to act here in Tulsa for the past 12 years. After Judas, I will be heading out to LA. God willing.

2) Who are you playing in the show?
I am playing Jesus Christ.

3) What initially drew you to the show?
The title and story are what first drew me to this play.

4) Tell us a little about your character? 
Jesus Christ. The man, many do not know. What I like most about Jesus is that he is a bold man. Unafraid...

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Meet the “Judas” Cast – Thomas Hunt

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1) Tell us a little about yourself!
My name is Thomas Hunt and I’m a ranch hand, gardener, actor, bicyclist nomad. I’m 28(ish) and have been acting since I was a wee lad. I went to OSU in Stillwater for theatre and lived up in Chicago for awhile doing basement theatre, indie stuff. Decided to come back home and be poor and happy. I’m from Skiatook, if anyone cares.

2) Who are you playing in the show?
Satan and Dr. Sigmund Freud

3) What initially drew you to the show?
My university did it in 2007 and it was crushing and beautiful and intense. So I loved it. And the idea of Judas as a man has always interested me.

4) Tell us a little about your character?
So, Satan I don’t know anything about… except the ol’ fire and brimstone stuff… so it was awesome to do a little research into the legend...

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Meet the “Judas” Cast – Jeff Jimenez

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We spoke with Jeff Jimenez about his role, Julius the Bailiff. Jeff talked to us about courtroom gossip, belly laughs and emotional response. Enjoy his insights into the show, and make your plans to see us in ONE WEEK!

1) Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in Mannford, OK, where I got my theater roots. My first role was as a cross-dressing Sheriff in How The West Was Lost (7th grade) – since then I’ve done dramas (Death of a Salesman), comedies (A Christmas Story) and musicals (Anything Goes) – among others. I’ve also been fortunate enough to direct a local version of The Odd Couple. I’ve been in telecommunications sales for 13 years and work from a home office in Tulsa.

2) Who are you playing in the show?
Bailiff – Julius of Outer Mongolia.

3) What initially drew you to the show?

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Meet the “Judas” Cast – Elizabeth Tate

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Meet the cast! Here we talk to Elizabeth Tate, who is playing Loretta and Mary Magdalene in “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.” We talked about faith, history, those rumors about Mary and of course, Jesus.

Make your plans to come see “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” running at the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa PAC March 31-April 9th.

1) Tell us a little about yourself!
My name is Elizabeth Tate and I am 18 years old. I’ve been active in theatre for about 6 years now. I have been a resident of Sand Springs for my entire life, but in May I will be moving to Emporia, KS to participate in Emporia State University’s summer stock theatre program. I’ll be attending ESU next fall where I will pursue a double-major in theatre and psychology.

2) Who are you playing in the show?
I play L...

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Why Judas?

This is the first post in our series about our upcoming production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Check back weekly to get insights from our directors, actors and theological team.

A year and a half ago, Theatre Pops took a look at ourselves. What stories were we telling, and why? It wasn’t enough to produce good theatre, we needed it to be meaningful and compelling. And for me, one of the most compelling scripts I’ve ever read is The Last Days. A close friend once cried during a college presentation on this script. A fellow actor brought me to tears during an audition with the opening monologue. And yet, I’d never seen the complete show. It’s been sitting on my bookshelf, waiting for the right moment. So when we were deciding our season, I knew...

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Announcing the cast of The Wild Party!

We are very excited to announce our full cast of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party! The show runs Feb 17-26 at IDL Ballroom. This show is part of our dinner theatre series, with menu announced later this week. The show will be performed in the style of immersive theatre, a concept new to our region. The performers will be performing in and around the audience, making the audience feel very much a part of the show. So, get out your flapper dresses and pearls, because we are going to have a wild, wild party:

Queenie – Tabitha Littlefield
Burrs – Rick Harrelson
Black – Andrew Zapata
Kate – Kaley Durland
Madeleine True – Ashlee Elmore
Eddie – Jacob Brockunier
Mae – Claire Schroepfer
Phil D’Armano – Robert Young
Oscar D’Armano – Jonah Fujikawa
Jackie – Dustin Harmon
Max – Powell Barca
Delores – Pat...

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How the Light Gets In

Angela McLaughlin, TPops Board, Stage Manager, ANP, All New People, Tinkerbell is Dead, Tink, Theatre, PAC

How the Light Gets In

By Board President Angela McLaughlin

Here’s the question I’ve been struggling with. How do we create truly inclusive theatre communities? Or, another way of putting it, how do we call people “in” versus calling them “out?” Theatre Pops has been struggling to find a balance between telling the stories we think people need and want to hear, and working within the resources and talent that we have available to us. How do we achieve the former and expand the latter without compromising our values? I can’t imagine that we’re the only company struggling with these big questions, so I propose to offer a few ideas and a little insight, coming from the world of Intercultural and Diversity/Inclusion work.

I’m going to break it down into a handful of categories, and please kno...

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