Heller Theatre continues performances of production “And the Winner Is” this weekend

Heller Theatre continues performances of the production  “And the Winner Is” by Mitch Albom at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-2 and 2 p.m. Oct 3, 2010, at Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker Ave. in Tulsa, OK. 
“And the Winner Is,” the newest play by Mitch Albom, is a quirky, heartfelt and slightly wicked tale of life, death and sacrifice. Fans remember  Albom, who authored “Tuesdays with Morrie” and “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.” Tickets, also available at the door, are $7-$10.

 For reservations and more information, call (918) 746-5065.

Heller Theatre holds auditions on Monday, July 26, 2010 for production “And the Winner Is”

Open auditions for Heller Theatre’s “And the Winner Is” by Mitch Albom will convene from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2010 at Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker in Tulsa, OK. If needed, callbacks will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010.
“And the Winner Is” tells the comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, only to die the night before the awards. Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins, he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night. Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged. Written by Mitch Albom, the writer of “Tuesdays with Morrie” and “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” this is a quirky, heartfelt and slightly wicked tale of life, death and sacrifice.
Characters needed are: One woman – age 20s-30s; one woman – age 30s-40s; two men – age 30s-40s; and two men – age 30s-60s, one with an Irish accent.
Performances are Sept. 24-25, 28, 2010, and at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-2, 2010, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010.
For more information, call (918) 746-5065 or visit www.hellertheatre.com.

Heller and Clark Theatres to offer home-school drama classes at Henthorne Performing Arts Center

Heller and Clark Theatres will offer two home-school drama classes in the fall for youth interested in theater. 
The first class, Home School Drama, taught by Genie Reiman, is designed for home-schooled students ages 10-17. Goals are to provide students with an introduction to theatre through individual and group drama experiences. The class will culminate with a final presentation that will demonstrate the performance skills and talents of the students. Classes are 9 to 11 a.m., Sept. 14 through Nov. 16. Cost is $85 total for 11 classes.
Reiman is a teaching artist with the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa. She is an Oklahoma A+ fellow and is on the Oklahoma State Arts Council’s roster of teaching artists. She has also acted and directed in the Tulsa area for over 25 years. She has also served as costume designer for Clark theatre as well as many Harwelden productions. Before coming to Tulsa, Genie received her BFA in Theatre from the University of South Dakota and her MFA in Acting/Directing with an emphasis in Child Drama from the University of North Carolina/Greensboro.
The second class, Advanced Home School Drama, taught by Sara Phoenix, is designed for home-schooled students that have previously attended the Home School Drama class at Clark Theatre. Goals are to provide students with an advanced approach to theatre through individual and group drama experiences. The class will culminate with a final presentation that will demonstrate the performance skills and talents of the students. Class times are 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays,, Sept. 8 through Nov. 17. Cost is $85 total for 10 classes. Ages 10-17. Instructor authorization will be required to enroll in this class.
Phoenix is an award-winning actress, dancer, director and choreographer with a BFA in Theatre from the University of Oklahoma. Having worked in many community theatres, high schools, and recently at Clark Youth Theatre, she has experience with all ages of performers. Sara was the director of John and Jen, the 2009 AACT Region VI winning production, which performed at the National AACT Festival in Tacoma, Wash.
For more information on the courses, call Julie Tattershall at (918) 746-5065, e-mail  or go to  www.clarktheatre.com.

Heller Theatre presents “The Clean House” in March

Heller Theatre @ Henthorne continues with the production “The Clean House” by Sarah Ruhl at 8 p.m. March 18-20 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21. A fresh comedy about love, the power of a good joke, and the virtues of a really clean house! Matilde, a Brazilian housekeeper, is keen to stretch her funny bone, but can’t muster any elbow grease for her domestic duties. Her employers’ house isn’t in order and neither are their personal lives.
The cast comprises of members Claudia Nogueira, Kathryn Hartney, Liz Masters, Adrian Alexander, and Claudia Sanders. The show is directed by Julie Tattershall, stage managed by Cathy Blackmore, lighting design by Frank Gallagher and lighting crew is Timi Richardson.
The show is intended for adults only and has mature themes. Tickets are $6 for seniors/college students and $8 for adults. For reservations, call (918) 746-5065 or visit our website at 
Heller @ Henthorne is at 4825 S. Quaker, Tulsa, OK. Heller Theatre is part of the Park and Recreation Department of the City of Tulsa. Heller has been producing contemporary plays since 1981. The same three member staff (Julie Tattershall, Frank Gallagher and Erin Scarberry) operate and manage Clark Theatre and Heller Theatre. 

Laughter abounds at Heller Adult and Teen Laughing Matter Improv on Feb. 5-6

What happens at an Adult and Teen Laughing Matter Improv show? It is interactive theatre with audience participation — in fact, it’s the audience who makes the performance happen. Improvisation is theatre of the moment, and the moment is always something to laugh at. If you like “Whose Line is it Anyway?” or “Second City,”you’ll love Tulsa’s version.
Show time is 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

The Clark Teen Laughing Matter Improv is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at the same location. Tickets are also $5.
Heller Theatre and Clark Theatre are both at Henthorne Park at 4825 S. Quaker, in Tulsa, OK. For more information, call (918) 746-5065 or go to www.hellertheatre.com or www.clarktheatre.com.

Heller Theatre to present “The Exonerated”

Heller Theatre will present the second show of the 2009-2010 season, “The Exonerated” by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 23-24, 29-31 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. There will be talk-back sessions with the cast following the Friday evening performances. This will be the first production performed in the new theatre located in Henthorne Park, 4825 S. Quaker.
“Exonerated” tells the true stories of six former death row prisoners who were released from prison after their convictions were reversed. This drama examines their false accusations, wrongful convictions, and eventual exoneration. The cast includes Darrell Christopher, Liz Masters, Stephen Brown, Shrae Johnson, Ron Friedberg, Craig Walter, B.J. Johnson, Susan Dergoul, W. Bryan Thompson, Michael Remington and Kathern Shaine. George Romero directs, and the production is stage managed by Melissa Childs.
Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and college students. For more information, call (918) 746-5065, or go to www.hellertheatre.com.

Check out Heller Theatre’s Grand Opening

Participants are invited to opening reception of Heller Theatre‘s new space from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Come check out the new theatre, then stick around for previews of shows from the coming season, door prizes, snacks, music from local artists, and artwork by Marty Coleman.

Ben Sumner hosts the evening. Heller Theatre @ Henthorne located at 4825 S. Quaker in Tulsa, OK. For more information, call (918) 746-5065 or e-mail .

Scheduling updates to playwrights forum at Heller Theatre @ Henthorne

The New Playwrights Forum at Heller Theatre @ Henthorne has
transitioned into a once-a-month program. Beginning June 23, the
Forum will meet every fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Upcoming dates through the summer are July 28 and Aug. 25.

Playwrights only are welcome to bring works-in-progress they would
like to hear read out loud. If you are interested in only being a
reader, please send your contact information to . There may be instances when readers will be brought in for an evening.

Sharpen your pencil and begin to write now for possible production in Heller’s 10-minute play festival (“Heller Shorts – Off, Off Brookside”) coming in August, 2010!

The group is being organized by Susan Apker and is intended for adults. For more information, call Heller Theatre at (918) 746-5065.