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'Xana'-boo

The 1980s and Mt. Olympus come together in the Plaza District.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Xanadu
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays, through February 11
Lyric's Plaza Theatre
1725 n.w. 16th
lyrictheatreokc.com
524-9312
$40
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

‘Rain’ on me

Carpenter Square presents a must-see show with excellent direction and stellar acting.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer

A Steady Rain
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 4
Carpenter Square Theater
900 W. Main
carpentersquare.com
232-6500
$16-$21

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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

‘Strange’ and ‘Normal’

Music! Drama! Comedy! That’s the year in theater.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Looking back, theatergoers will note 2011 turned out to be an unusually good year for musicals.
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Don’t be a Scrooge

Lyric’s ‘Carol’ warms even the iciest of hearts.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
A Christmas Carol
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, through Dec. 31
Lyric at the Plaza
1725 N.W. 16th
lyrictheatreokc.com
524-9312
$40
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fore!

Carpenter Square grants admirable acting to a lukewarm script for the farcifal ‘Fairway.’


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer

The Fox On The Fairway
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Carpenter Square Theatre
800 W. Main
carpentersquare.com
232-6500
$15-$20

 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nothin’ ‘Normal’ about it

CityRep excels with an award-winning musical about the mysteries of mental illness.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer

Next To Normal
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, through Nov. 20
Freede Little Theatre
201 N. Walker
297-2264
$30-$35, $8 student rush

 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

‘Buried’ issues

Solid acting about shaky grounds abounds in ‘Buried Child.’


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Buried Child
8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday
Oklahoma City Theatre Company
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
297-2264
$17-$20
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Earth to ‘Earth’

The science-fiction play ‘Jerome Bixby’s The Man from Earth’ feels about as long as its awkward title.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through Nov. 5
Ghostlight Theatre Club
3110 N. Walker
ghostlighttheatreclub.com
286-9412
$13-$18
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Boy bands + Jesus = weird

Are you looking for a revival? You may not find it at this ‘Altar.’


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Altar Boyz
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through Oct. 29
Lyric at the Plaza
1725 N.W. 16th
lyrictheatreokc.com
524-9312
$40
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Suicide and depression make for funny business in this one-woman show.


Comedy

Larry Laneer
A motion-picture version of Kristina Wong’s one-woman stage show “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” has been released, and it proves one thing: She’s no Ken Kesey. Thank goodness.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

‘Bally’ who?

The cast does its best with a lackluster script in CityRep’s season debut of ‘Last Night.’


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
297-2264
$30-$35
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pioneer woman

In ‘Quilters,’ OKCTC kicks off its 13th season with a musical about the American West and the women who settled it.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Quilters
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 2
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
297-2264
$25, $20 students/seniors
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Time to make the ‘Donuts’

Carpenter Square kicks off its new season with ‘Superior Donuts,’ a superior production.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Superior Donuts
7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 24
Carpenter Square Theater
800 W. Main
232-6500
$20, $15 senior/student/military
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Down the ‘Rabbit Hole’

The Pollard presents a tragedy that avoids the maudlin.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer

Rabbit Hole
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 17
Pollard Theatre
120 W. Harrison, Guthrie
282-2800
$21.85

 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
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