2018/19 Season

Heisenberg, Simon Stephens, Theatre Pops, Summer of Love Festival, Summer of Love, Tulsa, Oklahoma, IDL Ballroom, Meghan Hurley, Heather Sams, Timothy Hunter, July 2018, July events, Tulsa theatre scene, Theatre festival, Tulsa theatre

Heisenberg
by Simon Stephens

directed by Meghan Hurley
starring Timothy Hunter & Heather Sams
July 2018

Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Simon Stephens’ sharply original Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.

 

Lungs, Duncan Macmillan, Theatre Pops, Tulsa theatre scene, Tulsa theatre, Angela McLaughlin, Summer of Love Festival, Summer of Love, Tulsa, Oklahoma, IDL Ballroom, Tulsa theatre, Summer theatre fest, summer theatre, July 2018, July events, July theatre events, Oklahoma theatre

Lungs
by Duncan Macmillan

directed by Angela McLaughlin
starring Thomas Hunt & Kaley Durland
July 2018

The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs is a smart and funny drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.

 

Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard, Lee Hall, Marc Norman, Theatre Pops, Summer of Love Festival, Summer of Love, Tulsa, Oklahoma, IDL Ballroom, Rick Harrelson, Shakespeare, Tulsa Shakespeare, Oklahoma Shakespeare, July 2018, July events, Tulsa theatre scene, Theatre festival, Tulsa theatre

Shakespeare in Love
adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
based on the screenplay by Marc Norman &
Tom Stoppard

directed by Rick Harrelson
July 2018

Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Shakespeare in Love tells the story of young Will Shakespeare, who is suffering a severe case of writer’s block as the deadline fast approaches to deliver his new play, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter. Enter Viola, a headstrong noblewoman and admirer of Will’s, who disguises herself as a boy so she can skirt the law and appear (as a girl) in his play. But when the playwright and his muse fall in love, the plot undergoes some surprising rewrites. Mistaken identities, courtly intrigue, and backstage bickering are all part of the fun in this raucous romantic comedy of errors that reminds us that all the world’s a stage and love is unrehearsed.

 

Circle Mirror Transformation, Annie Baker, Theatre Pops, Tulsa theatre scene, Tulsa theatre, Angela McLaughlin, September 2018, September Events, Oklahoma theatreCircle Mirror Transformation
by Annie Baker

directed by Angela McLaughlin
September 2018

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

 

Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown, Theatre Pops, Tulsa theatre scene, Tulsa theatre, Tulsa musical, musical theatre, Tulsa musical theatre, Karlena Riggs, Christy Stalcup, Enso, December 2018, December events, Christmas theatre, Christmas musical, holiday musical, holiday theatre, downtown Tulsa

Songs for a New World
music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

directed by Karlena Riggs
December 2018

It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.

 

Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, Theatre Pops, Tulsa theatre scene, Tulsa theatre, Tulsa musical, musical theatre, Tulsa musical theatre, Immersive theatre, dinner theatre, Meghan Hurley, Christy Stalcup, IDL Ballroom, February 2019, February events, Valentine's Day theatre, Valentine's day musical, holiday musical, holiday theatre, downtown TulsaSunday in the Park with George
book by James lapine
music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

directed by Meghan Hurley
music directed by Christy Stalcup
February 2019

Inspired by the painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s stunning masterpiece, merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter, Georges Seurat, won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

 

Denim Doves, Adrienne Dawes, Theatre Pops, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa theatre scene, play with music, April 2019 events, April events, Tulsa theatre, Oklahoma theatreDenim Doves
by Adrienne Dawes
lyrics by Cyndi Williams
original music & arrangements by Ellen Warkentine
including adaptations of music by Erik Secrest

directed by TBA
April 2019

In a not-too-distant future, nestled deep in the woods of what was once a small Midwestern town, a modest compound is home to five denim-clad sister wives and their naive husband. When a mysterious sixth wife arrives to join the sisterly Braid, clad in scandalous acid-wash and singing forbidden songs of ancient riot girls, will she compromise the security of this pious sect? And who, if anyone, will produce a long-awaited heir from the night of The Seedling, their semi-annual procreation ritual?