There Are Giants In The Sky

The show and die are cast. The cast of Jack and the Magic Beans meets again tonight to begin blocking.

I have the perfect place for it, and better lighting, I promise.The kick-off party for the Henthorne Performing Arts Center, home of both Heller and Clark Theatres, was splendid. If you missed it, you really missed it. Great food, great entertainment, great company, and a silent auction to support the councils. I was lucky enough to walk away with an original piece from the auction, painted by Kolby Anderson.

Last year’s auction I took home this beautiful hand-made pottery by C.J. Wells from 3rd Street Clayworks studio and gallery. I have enjoyed it as the centerpiece of our dinner table for a year now. 3rd Street Clayworks, C.J. Wells

I love these two pieces for much more than their aesthetic. They serve as a reminder to me. Bidding on something at the auction is a great way to support the theatre where I grew up. I’ve learned so much from my time there, and I continue to learn more everytime I return. It’s a gem in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’m proud to be a part of it.

If you haven’t seen a Heller/Clark show – you really must. Most recently Max and I went to see the Heller Shorts Festival. If you would like to read reviews, I can direct you to this one and this one. The gist of it is that Heller has always celebrated new writers and performers, and the shorts festival is just one more way they continue to do it. It sells out every year and it’s no surprise – the talent is outstanding!

You can purchase season tickets to Heller/Clark shows by calling (918) 746-5065.

Don’t Say “Yes” Until I Finish Talking

Going to the directors chair is thrill. I’m thrilled to be able to announce that in addition to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (produced by Clark Youth Theatre at the HPAC) I have accepted another directing contract for Owasso Community Theatre’s Jack and the Magic Beans, written by Vera Morris.

Owasso Community Theatre Presents
Auditions for Jack and the Magic Beans 

Saturday, August 18th at 2:00pm
Monday, August 20th at 6:30pm

First United Methodist Church Owasso
13800 E 106th Street North

Ages 6 to 18
THIS IS OCTC’S ALL KID PRODUCTION!
No preparation required.
Please fill out the Audition/Liability Form and
bring it with you to auditions. Audition & Liability Form

Performances will be October 4th, 5th and 6th at the Mary Glass PAC.
Jack and the Magic Beans is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Company.

Exclusive VIP blogger insider-info: I’m looking for a dedicated ensemble that can become a well-run machine for this show. Tell your friends. I’m looking forward to seeing the diverse talent that comes to auditions. We will do cold reads and some floor games to warm up. Come in clothes you can move around in.