2018/19 Season

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
based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall,
with music by Paddy Cunneen

directed by Rick Harrelson
August 3-12, 2018

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

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
August 4-12, 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 Timothy Hunter
starring Thomas Hunt & Angela McLaughlin
August 4-12, 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.

 

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
November 9-18, 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 14-23, 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 15-24, 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
music by Erik Secrest

directed by Carly Conklin
music directed by Karlena Riggs
April 12-20, 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?