Bard Fiction Auditions Set!

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Theatre Pops will host the Bard Fiction auditions on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2PM at the IDL Ballroom, located at 230 E. 1st St. in downtown Tulsa. Auditions are open to the public, and no appointment is necessary.

More Pulp Fiction-y than a full blown Shakespeare play, Bard Fiction takes all the iconic moments from the film (Sam Jackson’s Ezekiel speech, the diner dance, and yes, even the graphic pawn shop scene) and condenses them into a one-hour play. The major change is all the actors talk like they’re from 16th century England!

Sterling McHan directs this exciting retelling of the cult classic...

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August: Osage County reviews are in!

Tulsa loves August: Osage County!

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The reviews are in, folks! After the first weekend of shows, audiences are sending in their praises and rave reviews. Read what they have to say:

“It’s not often in Tulsa that you get to see a modern classic of theater, performed in an intimate setting by a cast that is positively roaring in its command of the stage. That’s what I witnessed Thursday with the opening night performance by Theatre Pops of the Tony-winning August: Osage County.” – Ken Harwood

“Bravo to the exceptional cast and crew of August: Osage County!… Thank you for a beautiful night of theatre that transported me from simply an audience member to an eavesdropper.” – Kristin Harding

“Wow! It was amazing! The cast was awesome, as was the direction...

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Announcing the cast of “August: Osage County”…

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Violet Weston – Lisa Wilson
Beverly Weston – George Nelson

Barbara Fordham – Angie Green
Bill Fordham – Sterling McHan
Jean Fordham – Leah Hartney

Ivy Weston – Leslie Long
Karen Weston – Angela Adams

Mattie Fae Aiken – Liz Masters
Charlie Aiken – Craig Walter
Little Charles Aiken – John Cruncleton

Johnna Monevata – Shanna Postoak
Steve Heidebrecht – Chris Williams
Sheriff Deon Gilbeau – Tony Shanks

Thank you to everyone that came out to the auditions. This was an extremely difficult process. Thank you for your hard work. We cannot wait to show you this amazing show!

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Expedite your Audition this Saturday!

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We wanted to make things a little simpler upon arrival at the auditions this Saturday. Filling out an audition form can take precious time away from your audition, so we decided to let you download the form ahead of time. Simply click on the link below, and bring your completed form with you to auditions.

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Here’s a list of FAQs regarding the audition process:

Q. Where is the FlyLoft?
A. 117 N. Boston Ave. The FlyLoft is just north of AHHA (the rusty metal building in the heart of the Brady District). There’s plenty of parking all around, including a lot just to the west of the building (next to Hey Mambo).

Q. What time can we get into the FlyLoft?
A...

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Help us welcome our new president!

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Dave Garcia, a major supporter and advocate for the local theatre scene, took the reins on August 9th. Dave came to theatre late in life with his debut in TCC’s production of “Cabaret” as Herr Schultz. What was to be a “bucket list” item at age 54 became a love affair. That love affair takes him to every audition and every show in town. Dave will lead Theatre Pops into the biggest production to date, while continuing to build on the foundation laid by the inimitable Randy Whalen.

“I am truly honored to follow Randy as Theatre Pops president,” Garcia said. “I will do my utmost to carry on the Theatre Pops storytelling tradition. Well done, Sir.”

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Details About “August: Osage County” Auditions

A note from director, Meghan Hurley:
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Hi gang!

Are you getting antsy? I know I am! Auditions are THIS WEEK, and there’s a lot happening over at Theatre Pops. Did you get the see the artwork?? Thank you to J. Traczyk Creative for all your hard work. Jason has worked incredibly hard designing some amazing artwork for the remainder of the season. We are beyond thrilled! Tickets for the remainder of our season went on sale last week, and we’ll have some additional fun announcements coming soon!

This show…I love it. Apparently, so do you! Because of this, we have an overwhelming number of people coming out to audition to be part of the Weston family. That means we need to add some time onto the auditions, as well as break things up a bit. Auditions will now run 2PM-6PM at the FlyLoft...

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“August: Osage County” Auditions Set for August 30th!

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Theatre Pops is proud to announce the auditions for the 3rd production of its 2014-2015 Season, “August: Osage County,” written by Pulitzer & Tony Award-winning Oklahoma native Tracy Letts. Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 30th from 2-5PM at the Fly Loft in downtown Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. Performances will be held at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Liddy Doenges Theatre January 8-18, 2015.

“August: Osage County” tells the story of the Weston family and their unexpected reunion after their father disappears. As the story unfolds, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets...

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Theatre Pops wins a TATE!

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WOW!!! Is this week off to a great start or what?!

We WON!!! 3rd place never felt as sweet as it did last night when we received the 3rd place prize at the Annual Tulsa Awards Theatre Excellence ceremony (TATE). This is our first year winning, and it definitely won’t be our last. While winning isn’t why we do this thing called theatre, it helps to know that we are doing works that our community is proud of.

Thank you to Randall Whalen, Sterling McHan, Heather Sams, Chris Williams, Jennie Lynn, Larry Ward, Holly Doshier, Randie Doshier, Jack Vest, Charles Kevin Smith, and Kat McHan for your talent, labor and love for this show. Thank you to our excellent board for your continued hard work to make this company better every day!

Also, a huge congrats to Heller Theatre, Theatre Tulsa, and Cla...

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“Book of Days” by Lanford Wilson

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A few words from our director, Randy Whalen:

Any talk of significant playwrights of the twentieth century must include Lanford Wilson.

Born in the small town of Lebanon, Missouri in 1937, he moved to New York and pioneered the Off-Off-Broadway movement in the early ’60s. His play The Madness of Lady contained the first sympathetic portrayal of a gay character. Wilson was one of the founders of the Circle in the Square Theatre, with Marsha Mason, his creative collaborator. A Drama Desk Award, five Obies, and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama Award also add to his resume. Stylistically, his plays were marked by his authentic, gritty dialogue, whether talking about the hoookers and the junkies who lived in the street below him, or the plays of his beloved Missouri (Talley’s Folly and this show, Boo...

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“Race” & “Book of Days”

Happy Thursday!

Wow!!! One show wrapped, one show opening next week, and one show getting cast this Saturday…apparently we don’t like to sleep! A HUGE thanks to our cast, crew, IDL staff, and to Tom and Angie Green for our awesome run of My First Time at IDL Ballroom!

Race, Tulsa PAC, Theatre Pops, racial play, play, theatre, Tulsa theatre, Oklahoma theatre, theatre production, IDL Ballroom, performing arts center, performing arts, David Mamet, Kelli Schingen, Kelli McLoud-Schingen, Randy WhalenRace opens Thursday, May 1st at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and we are stoked! If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, click here to do so. We’ve already had several group purchases, and those tickets can be purchased through the Tulsa PAC by calling (918) 596-7111. Two great things about getting a group of 10 or more together: $10/ticket (reduced from $15/ticket) AND NO FEES. This is a steal, folks!

This Saturday, at 2PM, we will host auditions for our first SummerStage show, Book of Days...

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