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