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Kara Luther-Chapman

After a tenure at Guthrie’s Pollard Theatre, Kara Luther-Chapman joined the team at OKC’s Rodeo Cinema Foundation as the executive director in January. She has long been involved in Oklahoma’s arts community as an actress in live productions and film. Luther-Chapman recently graduated with her MBA from Colorado State University. We sat down with her and got her thoughts...

A Heatwave of Hits

Whether you’re in the mood for horror, a Marvel installation,
a documentary or an action movie, July’s jam-packed.

A Strong Closer

December is here, and there are soooo many movies. Strap in, we’ve got a lot to cover! Prepare yourself for some song and dance numbers as we begin the month with West Side Story. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) and Rachel Zegler in her film debut, it looks like the Oscar contender of the season....

Variety Abounds

Oh no, it’s July in Oklahoma! That means it is currently ten billion degrees outside all the time, so it makes sense to hide out in an air-conditioned theater, right? Luckily, this month is packed with some exciting picks from multiple genres.  First up, the Marvel film Black Widow gets its long overdue release. The beginning of Phase Four in...

The Thespian Within

Whether you’d like to join a low-stakes acting class or participate in a live production, the state abounds with opportunity.  “We teach acting through improvisation, which is performance without a script. We also provide training in musical theater and film,” says Erin Scarberry, the artistic director for the Clark Youth Theatre and Clark Conservatory in Tulsa. “Many of our classes...

Exploring the Cinematic Sphere

The Pandemic’s Effect on Small Theaters COVID-19 has been raging since March of 2020, and the entertainment business as a whole took a large hit. Big chain movie theaters like AMC and Cinemark closed their doors temporarily, but it was the smaller venues that perhaps struggled the hardest.  Circle Cinema and Rodeo Cinema, two independent theaters out of Tulsa and OKC...

Standing Strong

Theaters in the 1920s were an exciting place: Vaudeville was in its heyday, but the advent of the moving picture was just on the horizon, soon to take over the imaginations of the world. During this time, two theaters in small town Oklahoma opened their doors, then rode the waves of change through the decades in surprisingly similar fashions....

A Little of Everything

In Theaters As of this writing, it appears movie theaters are back in business, albeit at a smaller capacity and socially distanced. With that in mind, November has two big films coming to the silver screen with the hopes of pulling audience members back into the recliners, popcorn and soda in hand. First, there’s the new James Bond film No...

Where the Quips Come Quick

The comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? has familiarized American and British TV viewers with improvisational theater over the years. For an in-person experience, you can find equally quick wits and responses at improv shows in Oklahoma’s largest cities. Usually, the TV show is driven by a suggestion. For example: “What’s really going through the president’s mind during cabinet meetings?” “‘There...

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...