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Nearly Seven Decades of Laughs

Every Saturday at Tulsa’s Spotlight Theatre, you can catch the longest-running play in the United States – The Drunkard. The family-friendly production opened Nov. 14, 1953, and shows no signs of slowing down. Stage manager Jere Uncapher, a part of the Spotlight since 1957, says the show’s long-term success comes from patrons. “We have continued our run for 66 years by...

Spring Symphonies

A spring lineup of classic symphonic melodies, along with some out-of-the-box presentations, beckons music lovers. Signature Symphony’s Pops 5 – Tulsa Sings! is April 5-6 with the latest rendition of its popular vocal contest, this time focused on the works of composer Leonard Bernstein and director/choreographer Jerome Robbins. On April 20, Signature Symphony is back with Classics 5 – Mahler’s...

From Swing to Symphony

Whether you fancy smooth jazz or classical music, Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond welcomes two world-class groups to the stage this month. For a top-shelf Valentine’s Day gift, take your beloved to the Julian Bliss Septet, which performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Plucked from the masses by the famed jazz clarinetist for whom the group is named, these seven talented...

War and Magic

Tulsa Symphony covers both the tragedy of war and the magic of Harry Potter during its November concert series. Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, conducted by James Bagwell, has been described as a defining masterwork of the 20th century due to its complexity and grave subject matter. “Completed in 1962, the War Requiem weaves together the Latin Mass with wartime poetry by...