The caped crusader swoops in for a live show in October.
In the late ’70s, I once saw Batman and Robin appear at some circus at The Myriad. It was just two nobodies in costume as part of the show, but I was a first grader and, therefore, didn’t care. I was such a Batman nut back then that when one day, when our family sheepdog was about to die, I chose to watch that afternoon’s rerun of the Adam West TV show instead of saying goodbye.
Yes, I’m heartless. This has not changed.
Now I have a heartless first grader of my own, and sure enough, he flipped when I told him that the Batman Live worldwide arena tour is coming to town. More specifically, to Chesapeake Energy Arena for eight performances, Oct. 10-14. I mean, take a look:
It’s like a mix of Cirque du Soleil, the Joel Schumacher movies and hallucinogens.
Tickets are already on sale by calling 800-745-3000. —Rod Lott
Action Rod Lott
In 1986, writer and artist Frank Miller changed the comic-book industry
forever with the four-issue series that became the graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns.
Its sour disposition and gritty attitude was arguably the darkest
depiction of Batman the world had seen, paving the way for the caped
crusader’s move to big-screen blockbuster three years later.
Batman soars into Oklahoma City to deliver a little BAM! POW! OOF! in an action-packed, effects-laden stage show.
Performing Arts Rod Lott Batman Live 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday Chesapeake Energy Arena 100 W. Reno chesapeakearena.com 800-745-3000 $19.50-$69.50
Television series Rod Lott
Four years ago, cable remade the perfectly fine ’70s sci-fi thriller The Andromeda Strain,
based upon Michael Crichton’s thriller, but needlessly doubled the
running time, thereby cutting its effectiveness in half.
Television series Rod Lott
Earlier this week, HBO announced the cancellation of Enlightened,
which just completed its second season. It’s a damn shame, because in
her four-decade career as an actress, Laura Dern never has been better.
Commentary Robin Meyers
I am not talking about those brave, idealistic, underpaid lawyers who
work to protect the last and the least, but KFOR, KOCO, KWTV and other
local media outlets whose job it has become to defend the honor and
reputation of our state when it is under attack by “foreigners” — aka,
Australian politicians, lying journalists at Sports Illustrated or even the “unorthodox” Ed Shadid.
Letters to the Editor Reece Kepler
Is that the silhouette of a flying pig I see by the light of a blue moon? Or did this conservative reader agree with something Rev. Robin Myers penned in Oklahoma Gazette?