“August: Osage County” Auditions Set for August 30th!

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Theatre Pops is proud to announce the auditions for the 3rd production of its 2014-2015 Season, “August: Osage County,” written by Pulitzer & Tony Award-winning Oklahoma native Tracy Letts. Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 30th from 2-5PM at the Fly Loft in downtown Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. Performances will be held at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Liddy Doenges Theatre January 8-18, 2015.

“August: Osage County” tells the story of the Weston family and their unexpected reunion after their father disappears. As the story unfolds, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets...

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Theatre Pops wins a TATE!

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WOW!!! Is this week off to a great start or what?!

We WON!!! 3rd place never felt as sweet as it did last night when we received the 3rd place prize at the Annual Tulsa Awards Theatre Excellence ceremony (TATE). This is our first year winning, and it definitely won’t be our last. While winning isn’t why we do this thing called theatre, it helps to know that we are doing works that our community is proud of.

Thank you to Randall Whalen, Sterling McHan, Heather Sams, Chris Williams, Jennie Lynn, Larry Ward, Holly Doshier, Randie Doshier, Jack Vest, Charles Kevin Smith, and Kat McHan for your talent, labor and love for this show. Thank you to our excellent board for your continued hard work to make this company better every day!

Also, a huge congrats to Heller Theatre, Theatre Tulsa, and Cla...

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“Book of Days” by Lanford Wilson

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A few words from our director, Randy Whalen:

Any talk of significant playwrights of the twentieth century must include Lanford Wilson.

Born in the small town of Lebanon, Missouri in 1937, he moved to New York and pioneered the Off-Off-Broadway movement in the early ’60s. His play The Madness of Lady contained the first sympathetic portrayal of a gay character. Wilson was one of the founders of the Circle in the Square Theatre, with Marsha Mason, his creative collaborator. A Drama Desk Award, five Obies, and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama Award also add to his resume. Stylistically, his plays were marked by his authentic, gritty dialogue, whether talking about the hoookers and the junkies who lived in the street below him, or the plays of his beloved Missouri (Talley’s Folly and this show, Boo...

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“Race” & “Book of Days”

Happy Thursday!

Wow!!! One show wrapped, one show opening next week, and one show getting cast this Saturday…apparently we don’t like to sleep! A HUGE thanks to our cast, crew, IDL staff, and to Tom and Angie Green for our awesome run of My First Time at IDL Ballroom!

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This Saturday, at 2PM, we will host auditions for our first SummerStage show, Book of Days...

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“Race” and Community Outreach

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Community Partnership

Sometimes a show comes along that presents a perfect opportunity for strong community partnerships. RACE by David Mamet is one of those shows. RACE centers around a rich white man who has been accused of raping a young African American woman. He turns to a multicultural law firm for his defense, and his lawyers – one white, one black – find themselves confronting their own biases and assumptions regarding race and race relations in America. Through RACE, Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet reveals “the lies we tell each other on the subject” of race, without dictating what we should think or do. What is exciting about Theatre Pops’ production of RACE is that we have partnered with four community organizations that are committed to providing cross-racial conve...

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Community & a little “Fiction”

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Happy Saturday!

Spring has finally sprung in Tulsa. It is a transition season, one that brings forth new life and beginnings. Well, Theatre Pops has undergone some transitions as well, and because of this, we have a really exciting change to our 2014-2015 season lineup. “Bard Fiction” will be replacing “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” in April 2015.

Change & Community

Why did we change our lineup? The answer is a simple one: We are a community theatre company. And it isn’t a coincidence that the word community appears twice in our mission statement. Our community is everything to us...

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Introducing our Second Stage – IDL Ballroom

Hello all!

We have officially entered “busy season” with back-to-back shows from here through July. This has been such an exciting season for us, and we cannot wait to end it with our production of Race at the Tulsa PAC in May.

But before we get to Race, April has a special treat for our wonderful T-town. My First Time opens next week, and our cast and crew are busy making sure everything is ready to go.IDL Ballroom, Tulsa event center, Oklahoma event center, Tulsa receptions, Tom Green, Angie Green, Meghan Hurley, IDL Quad Group, Enso, Electric Circus, downtown Tulsa, Blue Dome District, Blue Dome Tulsa

IDL Ballroom

If you haven’t heard the news, My First Time will have it’s Tulsa debut at IDL Ballroom. IDL Ballroom is a multi-use event center in the heart of downtown Tulsa’s Blue Dome District. Beginning with My First Time, IDL will be the host to a couple of our shows each season. Tom & Angie Green, owners of IDL Ballroom, Enso, and Electric Circus, are offering up some great options fo...

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Official: 2014-2015 Theatre Season Announcement!

Okay guys, here you go!!!

Congrats to our ticket winners:

Erin Scarberry – “Venus in Fur”
Warren Scholl – “Tinkerbell is Dead”
Mike Pryor – “August: Osage County”
Mike Pryor – “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike”

Thank you all! We are so excited about this year!

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Theatre Trivia Question of the Day: Day 4!

Okay folks, last day of guessing…today it’s going to be a musical sneak peak. Good luck!

Tomorrow we announce our season AND announce the winners from this week’s trivia contest!

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Theatre Trivia Question of the Day: Day 3!

Hello There!

It’s Day 3, which means we’re giving you another sneak peek into our 2014-15 season! Today’s clue:

What does this “paragraph” have to do with our season?

You need a fair fight. And who wouldn’t want to believe… that good will triumph over evil? But just who is the cat and who is the mouse here? Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. All of them feel the futility of their lives dribbling away. They are remarkable both for their comic turns and for their enormous depth. Even for the heartsick, laughter is truly the best medicine. It is also something darker, stranger and a wickedly fun tennis match of words. You will leave… emotionally wrung out and exhausted from laughing, but it’s the heartbreak that is as memorable as the hilarity.

And just because w...

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