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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

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Sand Springs Community Theatre to hold callbacks for “Steel Magnolias” on July 29, 2010

Sand Springs Community Theatre will have callbacks for the six women’s roles for the production “Steel Magnolias” at 7 p.m. Thurs., July 29, 2010, at Charles Page High School Auditorium, 500 N. Adams Road, Sand Springs, OK. The auditions were July 23-24, 2010.
The rehearsals will begin early August. Production dates are at 8 p.m. Sept. 9-11, 2010. and 2 p.m. matinee on Sept 12, 2010.
Sidney Hunt will be directing the show, and she chaired the auditions. Her e-mail address is snhunt1@cox.netThe play all takes place in the home beauty shop of Truvy. Characters include Truvy Jones – owner of the beauty shop; Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – Beauty shop assistant. Late teens / early 20s; Clairee Belcher – Widow of former mayor. Grande dame.; Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie – ( 25ish) Pretty and popular young lady; central character of the story, daughter of M’Lynn; M’Lynn Eatenton – Mother of Shelby, socially prominent career woman; and Ouiser (pronounced “Weezer”) Boudreaux – Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable.
The production is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich older curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength — and love — which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
For more information, call (918) 246-2196.

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“Toy Camp” continues at Sapulpa Community Theatre on July 15-17, 2010

Sapulpa Community Theatre continues the presentation of children’s musical “Toy Camp” on July 15, July 16 and July 17. Evening performances are at 8 p.m. and matinee performance is at 2 p.m. “Toy Camp” is a fun, colorful and upbeat story for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Group rate is available. For more information, call (918) 227-2169 or e-mail  for reservations.

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Cushing Community Theatre highlights local history with production “Caravan of Stars”

SpiritBank presents the production “Caravan of Stars,” written and directed by Linda Miller-Logan, on June 18-19, 20, 25-27, 2010, at the Cushing Community Theatre, 105 E Broadway, Cushing, OK.
Dinner performances are at 6:30 p.m. June 18-19 and June 25-26, 2010, and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinée performances on June 20 and June 27, 2010. No dinner is served during matinée performances. Reservations are required for dinner performances. Reservations are not required for the Sunday matinée non-dinner performances.
“Caravan of Stars” takes the audience back in time to the fun and nostalgia of Cushing’s history in 1953. There are popular singers, celebrities and comedians involved in the production, which targets the entire family and showcases local talent. 
Advance non-dinner tickets may be purchased for $10 at the Cushing Community Theatre, Escotts Grocery, Cushing Chamber of Commerce, SpiritBank, Bank of Cushing, Bill Cubbage, attorney, or CBEW Professional Group. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $12. For more information, call (918) 225-4141 or go to

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Spotlight Children’s Theatre presents “Bridge to Terabithia” in Tulsa

Spotlight Children’s Theatre presents “Bridge to Terabithia” June 18-20, 24-27, 2010 with 7:30 p.m. Friday performances and 2 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday performances. The production will take place at Spotlight Theatre1381 Riverside Drive, in Tulsa, OK.
This powerful adaptation with music focuses the humor, warmth and emotional intensity of the award-winning novel by Katherine Paterson. The production is directed by Catherine Christie, and Joyce Shank serves as musical director and pianist. 
“Bridge to Terabithia” is about a new girl from the city named Leslie, who befriends Jesse, an adolescent struggling to reconcile his artistic leanings with the pargmatism of his family and rural Virigina culture. Together they create Terabithiam, a fantasy kingdome where they are safe from those who don’t understand them. When tragedy strikes, the strength gained in Terabithia takes Jesse forward on his own and lets him share the magic of his dreams.
Tickets prices are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $8 for children. Theatre opens 30 minutes prior to show time. For more information or reservations, call (918) 587-5030.

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The Ultimate Murder Mystery presents “Dead Dudes Don’t Disco!” at Molly’s Landing

The Ultimate Murder Mystery presents 70s mystery “Dead Dudes Don’t Disco!” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010, and Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Molly’s Landing3700 State Highway 66, in Catoosa, OK.
For “Dead Dudes Don’t Disco,” welcome to Danny’s Disco Inferno, where you can boogie oogie oogie ’til you just can’t boogie no more! It’s across from the YMCA, by the CAR WASH, in FUNKYTOWN! But someone has murder on their mind, and soon there will be blood on the dance floor!
Make reservations for an evening of hot disco hits, great food, great fun and lots of laughs! Dress 70s!
Come as a group, the more the merrier! Ask about a “Wanted” Poster for your date! The Ultimate Murder Mystery by James Fields has been performing in the northeast Oklahoma area since August 24, 2002. They have performed more than 290 crime scenes in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. The Ultimate Murder Mystery is commited to putting forth some of the finest actors in Tulsa whose improvisational skills are unparalelled!
For reservations, go to or call (918) 857-8092. Tickets are $59.50. Price includes dinner, show, tax and tip. Seating is limited.

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Open Auditions for Heller Shorts – Off, Off Brookside Short Play Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2010

Open auditions will be held for Heller Shorts – Off, Off Brookside Short Play Festival at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2010, in the Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker in Tulsa, OK. All age ranges of men and women are needed, from late teens to seniors
Performances of the eight selected short plays will run from Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, through Saturday, Aug. 15, 2010.
Actors will be asked to read cold and should be available for callbacks on Monday, June 21, 2010, when they will read for specific roles. Actors may be cast in more than one play, if they wish. Limit three roles maximum per actor.

The eight plays to be cast are:

“Jogging Memories” by Susan Apker

“iZombie” by Kendra Blevins

“Miranda’s Warning” by Nona Charleston

“Dirty Shorts” by Stephanie Colburn

“Shorts” by Steve Credell

“Check, Please” by Marilyn Gates

“The Manhattan Arrangement” by Jeffrey S. Wetterman

“Cheering” by Michael Wright.

The plays selected were read and rated by a panel of judges. Only plays by playwrights from the Green County of Oklahoma were considered.
Heller @ Henthorne is located in the Henthorne Performing Arts Center at 4825 S. Quaker. For more information, call (918) 746-5065 or visit
Heller Theatre and the Henthorne Performing Arts Center are part of the Park and Recreation Department of the City of Tulsa. Heller has been producing contemporary plays since 1981.

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Grove Community Playmakers present production “The Crane Wife”

Grove Community Playmakers present “The Crane Wife” at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday performances and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees today through June 27, 2010, at The Playmakers, 121 W. Third St., Grove, OK. The recommended minimum age level is elementary school age.
According to a news release, “The Crane Wife” is based on an ancient Japanese folktale, adapted for the stage by Barbara Carlisle. She has has formed the story into a stirring theatrical experience, with lovely imagery, stylized choreography, and a mixture of narrative and theatrical conventions adapted from Japanese theatre. This haunting tale is unlike any other Playmaker production and will entertain adults and children alike. The music by David P. Newsome underscores the stylized movement of the Village Chorus who use narration, masks, puppets, and mime to tell the tale. The play is produced with assistance from The Oklahoma Arts Council and by special arrangement with Anchorage Press Plays.
Carlisle writes for a multigenerational audience so that children and adults can experience theatre together. The minimum age for this production is elementary school students.
The cast of adults and youth include Villagers: Ashley Davidson, Jimmie Gwin, Hailee Gwin, Jaxson Oakley, Meghan Stowe and Sunny Uttley. The role of the peasant, Kokuro is performed by Justus Fletcher. Kirby Williams portrays the Crane Wife. Dancers are Emma Lawson and Kennedy Tackkett. Josh Fletcher and Bob Brogdon take turns in the role of a Samurai.
The Playmakers have chosen to put the play in the Heian period, somewhere between the 9th and 12th centuries. Marge Chowning has designed the period clothing for the cast with historical accuracy as a guideline. Dennis Neff has produced the sound track. Masks and puppets are made by Flora Elmore and Vicki King. Set and prop construction is by Jimmie Gwin with set decoration is by Jonathan Elmore. Lighting is designed by the director, Suzanne Boles, with technical assistance from Keith Klickman.
For more information, call (918) 786-8950 or e-mail Adult tickets are $15 including tax; students (first through 12th-grade) are $8 including tax. Tickets are available online. Pay What You Can Afford seats are available at most performances. 

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Broken Arrow Community Playhouse presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” in June 2010

The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse (BACP) continues to present the revised version of a favorite for the whole family “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, book, music and lyrics by Clark M. Gesner, additional dialogue by Michael Mayer, directed by Jana Ellis with music direction by Justin Rosser and choreography by David Rickel. Performance dates are at 8 p.m. June 10, 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. for Sunday matinee June 13.
This version of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” was produced on Broadway in 1999 and starred Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth as Sally. This version is not just the same play with two new songs; all the music and dialogue of the show have been reworked, the incidental music, dance music, vocal arrangements and orchestrations are all new. The cast includes Amanda Steen Lizano, Lauren Casey, Lance Whitlow, Ian Weddle, David Moreland and Seth Paden.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” opens as Charlie Brown stands alone as his various friends give their various opinions of him, each calling him a “good man.” Charlie Brown is happy and hopeful as usual, but nevertheless wonders if he really is what they say. He decides to find out how he can really become a good person. This day in his life and the lives of his friends takes us through it all; love, aspirations,dreams, disappointment and frustration. Join us as we watch Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus and Snoopy come to the realizations of what truly makes them happy.
Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for students, and $6 for children 12 and younger. For more information, go to
Reservations for the production may be made by calling the BACP box office at (918) 258-0077. The BACP is in The Main Place at 1800 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow. 
Produced by special arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library Inc. This production is made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the Tulsa Area Community Theatre Association.

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It’s all about “Little Women” at Tulsa Spotlight Theatre

The Tulsa Spotlight Theatre, 1381 Riverside Drive in Tulsa, OK, presents “Little Women”  April 23-25 and April 29-May 2. Thursday and Friday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday performances are at 2:00 p.m.
The audience will view this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters: Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father. Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. Interlaced with warmth, family loyalty and traditional values, all these important events provide the audience with a better understanding of their lives. 

Admission is $8-$10. For reservations, call the Spotlight Theatre box office at (918) 587-5030.