This weekend there is a lot going on in the Theatre World of OKC. We have four shows continuing their runs with two of them ending on Sunday. Also, there two shows that open this week and one show which is a one day only showing. Coming to Jersey, Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Pollard, Driving Miss Daisy, and King Lear are all continuing their runs this weekend. While The 39 Steps and OSU’s Thoroughly Modern Millie opens this weekend, while Soul on Fire, a stage reading, has its one day performance Friday only.
Coming Back to Jersey, A play by Carl l. Williams, continues this weekend at The Jewel Box Theatre. Coming Back to Jersey will perform Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm until May 9th. A World Premiere Coming Back To Jersey follows the Karchmer’s. She thinks her middle- ages husband is having an affair because he daydreams. He sees her with an attractive widower and thinks she is having an affair. After some hilarious flirting and spying, they realize nothing is going on, and come back to Jersey for a rekindled romance. The Cast of Coming Back to Jersey includes Randall hunter (Howard Karchmer), Chris Harris (Norma Karchmer), Hillary Finch (Louise Karcher), Dale Morgan (Freddy Zuckerman), Renee’ Pitts (Dorothy Arnfield), and Jeff Perkins (Sidney Hersch). For more information or tickets contact Jewel Box Theatre at (405) 521-1786.
Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Musical, continues at the Pollard Theatre in Guthrie this tonight at 8pm and runs through Sunday May 2nd at 2pm. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a Tony- award winning Musical based on the 1967 film of the same name. Thoroughly modern Millie follows a small town girl Millie Dillmount as she escapes to New York hoping to find a rich man and a life of her own during the Roaring Twenties. Instead, she discovers jazz music and the flapper lifestyle. Things only get more complicated when she takes a room at a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China. Thoroughly modern Millie stars Alex A. Hall as Millie, Jake DeTommaso as Jimmy Smith, Kurt Leftwich as Trevor, Jeana Forman as Miss Dorothy Brown, Cory King as Mrs. Meers, Charlie Monnot as Ching Ho, James Hughes as Bun Foo, Terjuana Townes as Muzzy van Hossmere, and Laurelyn Korfhage as Miss Flannery. For more information about Millie or tickets contact the Pollard Theatre at www.thepollard.org or (405) 282-2800.
Driving Miss Daisy, A Pulitzer Prize winning play, continues this weekend at Lyric Theatre’s Plaza Theatre. It plays tonight and Thursday at 7:30pm and Friday and Saturday at 8pm. With a Saturday Matinee at 2pm and a Sunday Matinee at 3pm Now through April 25th. Driving Miss Daisy made famous by the Academy Award winning film starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, takes place in the Deep South in 1948. A rich, crusty and sharp-tongued widow of 72, Daisy Werthan has been told by her son that she must now rely on the services of a chauffeur, a thoughtful, soft-spoken black man named Hoke. In a series of absorbing, revealing scenes, spanning 25 years and filled with warm humor and glinting insights, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to and more dependent on each other and soon realize that they have more in common than they ever believed possible. This is a short limited engagement so don’t wait too long to get your tickets. For more information or tickets contact Lyric Theatre at www.lyrictheatreokc.com or call (405) 524-9312.
King Lear, a Play by William Shakespeare, continues its run this Friday and Saturday at 8pm as well and Sunday April 25 with a 2pm Matinee for its closing performance. King Lear, an aging king has decided to give up his throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters Cordelia, Goneril and Regan. However, before he will do this, he demands his daughters to declare their love for him. So, begins the tragic tale of loyalty, treachery and hubris that is Shakespeare. For any info on King Lear or to get tickets contact OKC Theatre Company at www.okctheatrecompany.org or call the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office at (405) 297-2264.
Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre presents The 39 Steps, a play adapted from the Alfred Hitchcock Movie, Opens on Friday the 23rd of April at 8pm in the Freede Little Theatre in the Civic Center Music Hall. Its run is from April 23rd through Sunday May 2nd with performances Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with Matinees on Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 2pm. In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good, old-fashioned romance! Featured in the CityRep production is Jonathan Beck Reed, playing the lead role of Richard Hannay. Mr. Reed, a founding member of CityRep, and playing the other 149 roles are Lexi Windsor, Matthew Alvin Brown, and Steve Emerson. For More information or tickets contact CityRep at www.cityrep.com or (405) 848-3761.
Oklahoma State University Department of Theatre presents Thoroughly Modern Millie. It runs April 21st through the 25th in the Vivia Locke Theatre with shows at 7:30pm and a Matinee on Sunday April 25th at 2:30pm. OSU’s Thoroughly Modern Millie stars Robin Daniel as Millie, Thom Hunt as Jimmy Smith, Nicole Schultz as Ruth, Megan Kite as Gloria, Jennifer Herbal as Rita, Kaitlyn Felts as Alice, Kristen Haga as Cora, Lindsay Adams as Lucille, Janiece Brotton as Ethel Peas, Kelsey Kruse as Mrs. Meers, Reagan Wagner as Miss Dorothy Brown, Nick Leos as Ching Ho, John Leos as Bun Foo, Heather Meyer as Miss Flannery, Brandon Moorhead as Trevor Graydon, Taylor Carroll as Pearl Lady Dancer, Ashley Kirven as Muzzy Van Hossmere, Kelly Royer as Dorothy Parker, Logan Branam as George Gershwin, and Caleb Branam as Ira Gershwin. For more Information or tickets contact OSU Theatre department at (405) 744-9208.
Soul on Fire, an original musical, with book, music, and lyrics by Tyrone Stanley. Soul on Fire will be held at the Pegasus Theatre at UCO on Friday April 23rd at 7pm it is a stage reading of the show. Soul on Fire is a haunting musical about a young girl, abused and broken in a utopian society, who decides to take matters into her own hands when justice refuses to serve her. It is a tale of hope for all who have endured the trials of abuse and for families and communities who feel beyond the reach of healing. It’s music infuses rich and diverse genres with cutting edge dialogue as it explores the powers of the spirit realm through the mind of a young woman scorned. It is the battle of good vs evil; of angels and demons; the choice of love vs hate; of forgiveness and redemption. So do not miss this once in a life time chance to see this stage reading before it gone. It is Free but seats are limited to the first 250 people so get there early.
Seven great shows this weekend in Oklahoma City area. So get out and see one of these shows this weekend.