OKGazette.com - Performing Arts http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-108-1-performing-arts.html <![CDATA[Mind matters - Mentalist William Rader knows what you’re thinking. Literally. He reads minds for a living.]]>

An Enchanted Evening

8 p.m. Saturday

Automobile Alley

48 NW 8th St.

williamrader.com

928-1987

$30 (Admits 2)

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<![CDATA[Shakespeare, fun-sized - Parents and kids can celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with an accessible take on the revered playwright. ]]>

Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration

5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23

Broadway Theater

914 N. Broadway Ave.

reduxiontheatre.com

651-3191

$7-$10

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<![CDATA[Death becomes him - An adapted version of a riotous Mark Twain comedy is set to debut at Carpenter Square Theatre.]]>

Is He Dead?

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Carpenter Square Theatre

800 W. Main St.

carpentersquare.com

232-6500

$15-$21

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<![CDATA[Live and in Technicolor - An updated version of <i>Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat</i> comes to Civic Center Music Hall.]]>

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday

Civic Center Music Hall

Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre

201 N. Walker Ave.

okcciviccenter.com

297-2264

$25-$60

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<![CDATA[Love Triangle? - Lyric Theatre’s reimagining of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire takes a risk and tackles a tricky topic.]]> Triangle 7:30 p.m. April 1-3; 8 p.m. April 4; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 5 Lyric Theatre 1727 NW 16th St. lyrictheatreokc.com 524-9310 $40]]> <![CDATA[Chinese connections - A performance group banned in China brings its show to OKC. ]]> Shen Yun, a colorful celebration of Chinese dance and music, will visit Oklahoma City for the first time in March.]]> <![CDATA[Minority report - Local theater companies struggle to find a pool of diverse racial groups for roles in some plays.]]> Casting someone like Carrie Underwood in a production of Dreamgirls, which features a mostly black cast, would probably be a bit of a stretch. But when it comes to the theater community, especially in Oklahoma City, finding a racially diverse pool of talent for certain shows is difficult, according to local casting directors. Whether looking for an actor who is black, Asian or Hispanic, casting directors said Oklahoma City just doesn’t have enough actors to fill certain roles. ]]> <![CDATA[Racey moves - An adult-themed show continues a bawdy series at Race Dance Company]]> Race Dance Company, Oklahoma City’s first professional dance troupe dedicated to jazz, hip-hop and contemporary styles, will show off its sensual side this weekend with A Racey Affair, the most recent iteration of its edgy Racey Show series. ]]> <![CDATA[Boot Scootchin’ boogie - On his often hilarious debut album, local comedian Zach Smith demonstrates his innate understanding of what makes us laugh.]]>

Of the many names to emerge from Oklahoma City’s budding comedy scene, Zach Smith is one of the biggest, and not just in stature.


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<![CDATA[Making a scene - OKC Improv gears up with more zany antics and improvisational comedy for shows in March and April.]]>

March Madness with a Side of Comedy

OKC Improv

7:30pm, 9:00pm, 10:30pm, Saturdays through April 12

Broadway Theater

914 N. Broadway Ave.

okcimprov.com

456-9858

$5-$15

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<![CDATA[Get plucky - Norman native returns to Oklahoma to perform with the OKC Philharmonic.]]>

Mozart & Mahler

Featuring Yolanda Kondonassis and Marina Piccinini

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic

8 p.m. Saturday

Civic Center Music Hall

201 N. Walker Ave.

okcphilharmonic.org

842-5387

$15-$53

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<![CDATA[Helen, teller - <i>The Miracle Worker</i> shows us that tenacity and fortitude never go out of style.]]>

The Miracle Worker

The Pollard Theatre Company

8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through March 15, 8 p.m. Thursdays, March 6 and 13, 2 p.m. Sundays, March 2 and 9

The Pollard Theatre

120 W. Harrison Ave., Guthrie

282-2800

$20

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<![CDATA[Shimmy and shake - Burlesque is more than a fad. It’s an expo, too.]]> Teaze Dance & Fitness is celebrating its 5th anniversary by holding OKC’s first ever Oklahoma Pole and Burlesque Expo this weekend at the Plaza Theatre. ]]> <![CDATA[Royal treatment - Queen tribute rethinks hits from one of England’s most legendary rock groups.]]>

The Music of Queen

OKC Philharmonic Pops

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Civic Center Music Hall

201 N. Walker Ave.

842-5387

okcphilharmonic.org

$15-$65

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<![CDATA[New Ado - City Rep places Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in frontier Oklahoma.]]> Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing, now at the Freede Little Theatre, is one of the most neatly acted and clearly presented productions of a Shakespeare play seen around here in a long time. It’s also a comedy that is practically devoid of humor. ]]> <![CDATA[Megan’s musings - The TV, film and stage star returns to Lyric Theatre, where her acting career began.]]>

Nancy & Beth

8 p.m., Feb. 19-20

Plaza Theatre

1727 NW 16th St.

lyrictheatreokc.com

524-9312

starting at $25

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<![CDATA[Beastly romance - Hit Broadway musical and love story is based on a Disney classic, and arrives here just in time for Valentine’s Day. ]]>

Beauty and the Beast

2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday

Civic Center Music Hall

201 N. Walker Ave.

okcciviccenter.com

297-2264

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<![CDATA[Dog’s life - Sylvia examines the drama of dog adoption from a canine’s perspective.]]>

Sylvia

OKC Theatre Company

8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 23

Discounted preview on Feb. 13

Civic Center Music Hall

201 N. Walker Ave.

okctheatrecompany.org

297.2264

$17-$20

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<![CDATA[Like, not love - Reduxion’s production of As You Like It is a good show — from the waist up.]]>

As You Like It

Reduxion Theatre Company

8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 1, 8 p.m. Thursday, February 27

Broadway Theater

914 N. Broadway Ave., Ste. 120

$22, $18 seniors/military, $14 students under 25 years old

651-3191

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<![CDATA[Odd men out - The eponymous Odd Couple may be dated, but it’s only slightly more than a story about a neatnik and a slob.]]>

The Odd Couple

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 15

Plaza Theatre

1725 NW 16th St.

lyrictheatreokc.com

524-9312

$40

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