“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” opens in 3 weeks!

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Lady Day makes Oklahoma debut at IDL Ballroom this Valentine’s Weekend

Theatre Pops is proud to present the Oklahoma premiere of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill at IDL Ballroom, running February 11-14, 2016. Starring Kelli McLoud-Schingen as Billie Holiday, this intimate evening features live jazz, dinner, and beverages for a singular night out on the town.

The time is 1959. The place is a bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

This very special musical play by Lanie Robertson runs Valentine’s weekend for four nights only featuring some of the most...

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Announcing Auditions for April Show

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Auditions for Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them set for February 6th at FlyLoft

Theatre Pops will hold auditions for Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 2-5PM at Fly Loft, 117 N. Boston.

Christopher Durang takes on the most sensitive issue of the day and turns it into raucous and provocative comedy. Is Felicity’s new husband a terrorist? She only wishes she could remember marrying him. What is her father hiding in his “Butterfly Room?” And has going to the theatre so much finally driven her mother insane?

“Don’t feel guilty about laughing so hard at Christopher Durang’s hilarious and disturbing new comedy about all-American violence...

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Will Chef JV be the Mr. Tulsa?

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Chef JV

He’ll Make You Swoon

What can we look forward to seeing you do for your talent?
My talent will be guitar related.

What is your favorite thing about Tulsa?
Best thing about Tulsa is its full of families who grew up together. Great neighborhoods, hidden food gems and a city full of amazingly smart and beautiful women.

Why do you want to support the arts, and Theatre Pops?
I am on board with the arts and Theater because they have always been there for me. The best way to explore life, and find out who you really are. Love what Theater Pops brings to the table.

Any fundraising tips?  What advantages are you going to bring over your competitors?
Tips to fundraising?   Good food loosens pockets. Bribes with food.

If Theatre Pops did a show about you, what would it be called?
The One...

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Will Riley Bragg be Mr. Tulsa?

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Riley Bragg

Surprisingly Humble (unless he’s slinging wieners)

What can we look forward to seeing you do for your talent?
I don’t want to give too much away, but there’s a reason some folks call me the fastest wiener slinger in the West.

What is your favorite thing about Tulsa?
I love our sense of Local pride. Local food, local music, arts, clothing, even beers. Local ownership. Especially midtown and downtown, where there’s a high level of give-a-damn and they’re passionate about providing a quality, personal experience.

Why do you want to support the arts, and Theatre Pops?
Keep the drama off the streets!

Any fundraising tips?  What advantages are you going to bring over your competitors?
I have 2,413 close friends on my personal Facebook. I got this!

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Will Steve Cluck be Mr. Tulsa?

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Steve Cluck

He’s Cluckin’ Awesome

What can we look forward to seeing you do for your talent?
I will be “Making It Rain” with a rap performance of the hiphop classic by Fat Joe and Lil Wayne, “Make It Rain.” Hopefully, this song will encourage audiences to break open their wallets and make it rain dollar bills on Theatre Pops.

What is your favorite thing about Tulsa?
My favorite thing about Tulsa is the people. Tulsa has so many amazing, talented, compassionate, and friendly people.

Why do you want to support the arts, and Theatre Pops?
I want to support the arts and Theatre Pops because I love local theatre and I do not want to see it go away.

Any fundraising tips?  What advantages are you going to bring over your competitors?
Other than Making It Rain, I plan to charm people into donat...

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Will Hornsby be the Mr. Tulsa?

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Hornsby

Do Not Adjust Your Screen

You did, in fact, read that correctly.  The beloved mascot of the Tulsa Drillers will be competing to be Mr. Tulsa and with the help of an interpreter we were able to ask him a few questions.

What can we look forward to seeing you do for your talent?
I’ve been told I do a really good impression of Michael Jackson

What is your favorite thing about Tulsa?
The Amazing fans that come and support our Tulsa drillers at our beautiful ball park Oneok Field

Why do you want to support the arts, and Theatre Pops?
I want to support because I love art and acting, those are some things we have in common. Oneok Field is my theater and the dugout is  my stage and that’s where I get to put on a show and be a star!

Any fundraising tips?  What advantages are you going t...

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Meet the Mr. Tulsa Judges: Candice Alcott, Mrs. Tulsa

fundraiser, mr. tulsa, theatre pops, idl ballroom, idl, it's raining men, meghan hurley, samantha dent, sarah block, chad oliverson, candice alcott, beth mosier, nancy bizjack, male pageantMrs. Tulsa, Candice Alcott

Judge for Mr. Tulsa

Candice Alcott is a Broker Associate/Manager with Coldwell Banker Select, wife to United States Air Force, Master Sergeant, Joseph Alcott, and mommy to 2 year old Madelynn Mae Alcott. She is reigning Mrs. Tulsa and is competing for Mrs. Oklahoma. She is an advocate for our communities DHS children by bringing awareness on to how to support and ensure the future of these valuable children. Candice is also an advocate for homeless veterans and has teamed up with John 3:16 Mission to host her 1st Annual Sock Drive, where all the donations made will go to benefit the homeless community. Some of her hobbies include horticulture, being outside with her family and three dogs, and volunteering within the community and her church.

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Will John Windlow be Mr. Tulsa?

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Warning: Sarcasm Ahead

What can we look forward to seeing you do for your talent?
Pandering. This is a pageant, after all. Straight-up pandering to one of the judges. Possibly in the form of song.

What is your favorite thing about Tulsa?
Tulsa has a great community. Of smartasses.

Why do you want to support the arts, and Theatre Pops?
The arts tell us who we are; articulate the experience of life. Theatre Pops gives us a venue to laugh with (at?) our friends and neighbors while doing so.

Any fundraising tips?  What advantages are you going to bring over your competitors?
Low expectations and bribery.

If Theatre Pops did a show about you, what would it be called?
“If Beer Bottles Could Talk…”

What is your signature cocktail?
White Russian


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Will Mark Mercer be Mr. Tulsa?

Mark Mercerfundraiser, mr. tulsa, theatre pops, idl ballroom, idl, it's raining men, meghan hurley, samantha dent, sarah block, chad oliverson, candice alcott, beth mosier, nancy bizjack, male pageant, mark mercer

The Karate King

What can we look forward to seeing you do for your talent?
I will be performing a variance of the honey bee flight as seen through interpretive dance….or probably breaking a lot of boards with various martial arts techniques.

What is your favorite thing about Tulsa?
I just love Tulsa.  I should have moved for work reasons numerous times over the years and I just can’t bring myself to do it.  My friends and family are all in Tulsa.  I was born here, went to school here, raised a family here.  Tulsa is comfortable, affordable, and beautiful.

Why do you want to support the arts, and Theatre Pops?
The arts are an extremely important component in one’s life...

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Hallelujah!  It’s raining men in Tulsa!

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The 2015 Mr. Tulsa Pageant

On December 10th come out to IDL Ballroom for a night of talent, fashion, fun and flair for Theatre Pops’ first male pageant where we will crown the first Mr. Tulsa.  Emcee Chad Oliverson will host an evening where some of Tulsa’s most handsome and entertaining men will compete to show off their fundraising capabilities, personality, creativity, charisma.  Celebrity judges Nancy Bizjack, Mrs. Tulsa Candice Alcott, and Beth Mosier will lend their eye to help us determine who will win – but it is a fundraiser!  This means you need to get involved too!

Our contestants will be fundraising until the night of the event which will be part of their score!  Know someone you want to win?  Make sure you help spread the word and help them raise funds to help them c...

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