Something jolly this way comes

3rd Act Theatre Company makes merriment with Drunk Classics: A Very Merry Macbeth
There’s a new holiday tradition in Oklahoma City. 3rd Act Theatre Company’s bi-annual tour, Drunk Classics, combines Shakespeare, improv, and alcohol for an entertaining evening at local watering holes.

Blood pact

Kara and Jeremy Choate step away from their family photo gig for the dark, gritty Tenkiller, with help from metal monsters Chat Pile.
Choate House’s portfolio is a stunning collection of wedding and family photography, but Blood Relative Films’ Tenkiller is a gritty and profanity-laden crime flick. Both entities were born from the minds of husband-and-wife duo Jeremy Choate and Kara Choate.

Christmas crescendo

The musical juggernaut, known for its intense holiday music performances, play the Civic Center Music Hall Nov. 22.
If you were to be asked what artist is the best-selling Christmas artist, answers would invariably range from Elvis Presley and Bing Crosby to Mariah Carey, Josh Groban or Kenny G. But that honor actually goes to Mannheim Steamroller, whose dozen Christmas albums (and counting) have racked up 31.5 million sales worldwide to date.

Christmas corral

Oklahoma Gazette’s holiday roundup of local festive events to keep the holiday cheer going all season.
Downtown in December

Christmas future

The Pollard Theatre Company brings back their holiday staple after a three-year hiatus.
The Territorial Christmas Celebration, with the Pollard Theatre sitting right in the middle of historic downtown Guthrie, is the highlight of the city’s holiday season. In 1987, The Pollard Theatre’s original company sought to produce a Christmas play that would align with the territorial timeframe and Christmas festivities.

To Hades and back

OKC Broadway brings the national tour of Hadestown to the Civic Center this month.
“Come see how the world could be, in spite of the way that it is,” croons Hermes, luring the audience in with flowery promises. Hadestown, conceived and written by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, makes its much-anticipated tour stop at the Civic Center the last week of the month.

Cover of night

Nightfall Haunted Territory has found its home at Lost Lakes Entertainment Complex after bouncing around the metro for several years.
It was a dark and stormy night. Kinda.

Fringe Flicks

Mondo Mondays brings its cult film programming to Tower Theatre for a special Halloween screening of Evil Dead 2.
“It gives me chills,” Lucas Dunn said. As film programmer for Ponyboy’s Mondo Mondays, a weekly series of cult cinema screenings, Dunn has seemingly seen it all.

Mistresses of mayhem

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma brings back interactive romp The Rocky Horror Show for Fall 2022
Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show has never left theatres. The 1975 cult-hit movie has remained in limited release for the past 47 years, making it the longest consistently-running movie in cinematic history.

Movies without borders

OKCMOA joins more than 400 venues hosting the 2022 Manhattan Short Film Festival.
What began as “a screen mounted to the side of a truck in Mulberry Street,” according to its founder, has exploded over nearly 25 years into a global event spanning six continents, with more than 400 venues participating. And from Sept. 23 through Oct. 2, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art will be a part of that number.

Puppet masters

OKCRep presents the touring production of puppet comedy Bill’s 44th Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.
Oklahoma City Repertory Theater is back with its most ambitious season yet. Continuing their commitment to providing unique works to Oklahoma City audiences, the company will present two touring productions and three original works this season.

Title waves

The Pollard Theatre opens Season 35 with musical comedy [title of show].
After a series of unprecedented setbacks in 2021, Guthrie’s Pollard Theatre Company is finally able to reintroduce itself for its 35th season. “For a brief moment it seemed impossible, but now we are ready to move forward.

We are different. We are one.

Painted Sky Opera bridges political divides in season closing Scalia/Ginsburg performance.
On the heels of the Supreme Court’s controversial overturning of Roe v. Wade catapulting justices to the forefront of public attention, Painted Sky Opera and Oklahoma Contemporary bring Scalia/Ginsburg to the stage for three performances. The relationship between the titular Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg ( Lauren Cook) and Antonin Scalia (Brian Cheney), forms the focal point of the opera — an apt choice of medium by its librettist and composer, Derrick Wang, as both justices deeply loved the art form.

All the Right Moves

Arts Council OKC’s Art Moves program brings performance right to the people wherever they are.
We tend to think of art existing in certain intended spaces. Paintings are meant to hang in art galleries and museums, films are meant to be seen inside specialized theaters and live music is meant to take place on a stage inside of a bar or music venue.

Read it local

Here are four recently published books that come from Oklahoma writers or have the Sooner State as their setting.
Here are four recently published books that come from Oklahoma writers or have the Sooner State as their setting.

Art leaders

The Vanguart was founded with a simple mission: to be an artistic front line for Black expression in Oklahoma theater.
Regina Lane makes no secret of the fact that the subjects The Vanguart — the theater company she founded — brings to the stage this season are ones that have affected her personally. “The purpose of starting The Vanguart was to create and promote opportunities for African American artists,” Lane said.

Shifting forms

If you’re looking to escape the scorching heat, here are three new indoor art exhibitions to keep your mind off the thermometer.
If you’re looking to escape the scorching heat, here are three new indoor art exhibitions to keep your mind off the thermometer. OKCMOA

Moving parts

After five years in operation, the management of The Jones Assembly opens the hood and shows us how the machine works.
It’s difficult to accurately describe The Jones Assembly. Is it a restaurant?

Civic sizzle

Lyric Theatre stages their summer with three large-scale musicals.
Lyric Theatre’s summer series is the stage event of the season. Presenting three dazzling and enormous musical productions at the Civic Center Music Hall is a triumphant return after COVID-19 kept them out of all indoor productions for two years.

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Fugitive Speech @ Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Fugitive Speech @ Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Art Exhibit of Johnny Moore @ Deer Clan Books

Art Exhibit of Johnny Moore @ Deer Clan Books

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