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OKG Newsletter


Topic: theater

Minority report

Local theater companies struggle to find a pool of diverse racial groups for roles in some plays.


Performing Arts

Mark Beutler
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.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Switched on

TV gets weird.


Television series

Rod Lott
Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Love Triangle?

Lyric Theatre’s reimagining of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire takes a risk and tackles a tricky topic.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
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
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tiaras, tutus and techno

OKC Ballet announces new season lineup

 
Friday, April 18, 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive

The new vampire flick from revered indie director Jim Jarmusch is equal parts brooding and intoxicating.


Drama

Phil Bacharach

The first thing you might notice about the vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive is how effortlessly cosmopolitan they are. Smart, artsy, sexy — these undead are unequivocally cool. That’s no surprise when you consider this is the work of masterful indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, a purveyor of idiosyncratic cool whose credits include Night on EarthGhost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and Broken Flowers.


 
Friday, May 9, 2014

Fit for a king

Reduxion Theatre’s Henry V does justice to Shakespeare’s original with a well-acted, niftily presented affair.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer

Henry V
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday 
Through May 31
Broadway Theater
914 N. Broadway Ave. 
reduxiontheatre.com
604-4730 
$16-$22 

 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Kynza Plays
OKC needs more exposure for minority actors, roles and productions
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Red scare

With its bold new production, Red Dirt Theatre Company seeks to bring something new to Oklahoma.


Performing Arts

Devon Green

The Bolshevik Bride
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday 
Actors Warehouse Studio
30 NE 52nd St. 
facebook.com/reddirttheatrecompany 
290-8899
$10-$15 

 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ad Hot

Escape the sweltering July heat with OKC Improv’s inaugural summer festival.


Performing Arts

Eric Webb

Wet Hot Improv Summer

7:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Saturday

Through July 26

Broadway Theater

914 N. Broadway Ave.

okcimprov.com

456-9858

$5-$15

 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Final act

The polarizing piece of architecture and history known as Stage Center plays out its last act — demolition.


News

Ben Felder
William Menking believes there is a lot to like in Oklahoma City. But the planned demolition of Stage Center has him questioning the city’s priorities.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
 
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