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Broken Arrow Community Playhouse presents Youth Theatre production


The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse (BACP) is proud to present a summer
Youth Theatre production, “Nottingham: A Totally Teen Musical,” based on book by
Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus with music by Dennis Poore and lyrics by
Flip Kobler. Show times are 7:30 p.m. are July 18 and 25 and 2 p.m. July 19 and 26. General admission is $8. No reservations are necessary. Youth Theatre productions are not part of regular season. Season tickets may not be used for this production.
Bruce Webb directs this 1960s musical sensation based on the
Robin Hood legend. A creative cast of young artists ages nine to 12th grade work to light up the BACP stage.
Synopsis: It’s 1961, and life is just swell at Nottingham High. Unless you come
from the wrong side of the tracks, that is. John Prince, class president
and big man on campus, keeps the rich Normans happy by stealing from the
poor Saxons. But things are about to change when Robin Loxley comes back
to spend her senior year at her old school. And she (Yes, SHE!) is one
cat who will fight for justice. With the help of Little John-the former
all-state quarterback-and a team of not-so-merry men, Robin sets off to
stop the awful Normans and their hateful schemes.
For more information, call the BACP box office at (918) 258-0077. The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is in The Main Place, 1800 S. Main, Broken Arrow.
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc. The
Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is a member of the Oklahoma Community
Theatre Association and the Tulsa Area Community Theatre Alliance.

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School at the Nightingale Theater

Life drawing meets cabaret… Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School will begin from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th St., Tulsa. Admission is $7 (cash or check only) and is for mature audiences only.
Started in Brooklyn by artist and burlesque girl Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy’s now has 60+ branches around the globe, including Hollywood, London, Berlin, Edinburgh, Oklahoma City, Tokyo, Paris, Kansas City, and now Tulsa. There will be local, and regional Burlesque performers, notable artists, musicians, and all kinds of other beautiful, and interesting people, modeling just for participants.
For more information, call 918-633-8666 or go online to http://www.nightingaletheater.com.

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.

Theatre Tulsa presents “Laundry & Bourbon” and “Lone Star”


Theatre Tulsa presents “Laundry & Bourbon” and “Lone Star” at 8 p.m. July 9-11
at Liddy Doenges Theatre, Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
“Laundry & Bourbon” takes place on a dusty front porch in Maynard,
Texas. As the afternoon sun beats down, Elizabeth and Hattie catch up on
small town tales between TV commercials and piles of boxer shorts. When
Amy Lee, the town gossip, stops by unexpectedly the bourbon flows and
the laundry flies. There are rumors about Roy, Elizabeth’s husband, but
Elizabeth may have an even bigger secret under wraps.
“Lone Star” follows Roy, a Vietnam vet, and his brother Ray as they
drink the night away out back of Angel’s Bar. Roy loves his wife and he
loves his ’59 T-Bird, but nothing else seems certain anymore. A case of
beer and several candy bars later (and after a contentious visit from
Cletis, an old high school acquaintance), Ray reveals some hard and
explosive truths. Roy is left with a two options – keep running, or
stand tall and face his future.
Both plays contain strong language and are recommended for mature
audiences only. Tickets are only $5. For more information, call (918) 587-8402 or go online to http://www.theatretulsa.org.

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame announces summer concert series


The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame announced two upcoming special musical events for the summer.
“We are thrilled to present three top jazz ensembles and The Wild Women of Oklahoma Jazz for our Summer Concert series on Sunday afternoons at the Jazz Depot,” said Chuck Cissel, executive producer of the Summer Jazz Concert Series and the free JazzFEST 2009. “In addition, it is always exciting to announce our stars for JazzFEST, including Jazz Hall 2005 Legacy Award recipient, the incredible saxophonist, Eldredge Jackson, and his smooth jazz ensemble, Listening Pleasure. ElJack will headline our annual Oklahoma JazzFEST for 2009.
“Also on the bill with Eldredge will be Wayman Tisdale Challenge 2008 Winners, R&B sensation and local favorites WallStreet. WallStreet had the special privilege of traveling and performing with Wayman as his special musical guests on a jazz cruise around the Bahamas this past Spring. Opening the JazzFEST 2009 concert is one of Tulsa’s musical favorites, J3 Jazz and Blues Band, under the leadership of guitarist/vocalist, Rick Gill. JazzFEST will take place on Saturday evening, June 27 beginning at 6pm and concluding at 11pm at the Jazz Depot, 1st St. & Cincinnati (Upper Level) – inside the Jazz Depot – in the Great Performance Hall. Food, beverages and snacks will be available for purchase at JazzFEST.”

All Summer Jazz Concert Series performances will be held at the Jazz Depot at 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, college students and Jazz Hall members and $5 for students. Participants may also reserve a seat at $20 per person at one of the tables of eight.
Reserved seating and table reservations must be purchased in advance of the concert date(s). For tickets or more information, call the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame at (918) 281-8600 or visit http://www.okjazz.org. Gift shop and concessions are available. All major credit cards are accepted.