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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Stage Center

Johnny be good

Serving fresh food hot and ready when you walk in the door, Johnny’s Lunch Box has been at the same downtown location for generations


Restaurant Reviews

Doug Hill
413 W. Sheridan
232-9409
Owner: Ed Strawn
Date Established: 1946
Food Style: American cafeteria lunch
Average check: $7.25
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Next stage

While Stage Center's future remains cloudy, it's hardly the first obstacle in the iconic building's history


News

C.G. Niebank
An eccentric masterpiece of modern architecture, Oklahoma City’s Stage Center is a longtime subject of both conversation and controversy.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Final Stage?

Stage Center needs deep pockets and committed partners to ensure the building a viable future, according to a new renovation study.


News

C.G. Niebank
Stage Center may be regarded as a masterpiece of avant-garde modern architecture, but the building’s age, unusual configuration, dilapidated condition and the lack of a single well-financed tenant appear to have turned it into a Gordian knot for both the building’s owner and the local theater community.
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Counterpoint: Investing wisely


Commentary

Donald Jordan
The last decade has seen the tremendous benefits from our investment in our city’s core. The MAPS projects will continue to be a catalyst for so much dynamic growth for the arts, and continued investment is essential for our sustained economic development, educational excellence and quality of life.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Point: ‘An Oklahoma City landmark’


Commentary

Lee A. Fithian

Once again, Stage Center faces extinction. In 1972, the same year it won the Honor Award from The American Institute of Architects and the New York City Museum of Modern Art accepted the building model into its permanent collection, the Mummers Theater (as it was known then) was threatened to be demolished for lack of operating funds.

 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Max on Mummers, mack


Letters to the Editor

Max Weitzenhoffer
I used to perform at the Mummers Theater with Mack Scism before it was built. Mack, the longtime Mummers managing director, had a vision. He worked out of a garage. It was an in-the-round situation in a big garage downtown, and it was a very good operation.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Carpenter union

Carpenter Square Theatre puts its pieces back together as it finally settles into a new, permanent space.


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
A performing-arts institution with nearly 30 years of history in Oklahoma City, Carpenter Square Theatre has settled into a new location, after being forced out of its long-term home at Stage Center from heavy rain waters flooding the basement.
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Save the stage

Admirers of OKC’s unique Stage Center say it’s worth keeping.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Since the 2010 downtown flood forced the closing of Stage Center, Central Oklahoma architects have taken the lead in trying to save and restore the beleaguered structure.
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Next Stage

Could the playful nature of Stage Center be well-suited for a children’s museum?


News

Clifton Adcock
The best neutral term to describe the design of downtown Oklahoma City’s Stage Center is “unique.” The building tends to elicit extreme responses.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

OKC needs a children’s museum


Commentary


A small group of us recently embarked on a large mission in a relatively short amount of time. Our lofty goal? To save Stage Center by turning it into a children’s museum.
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
 
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