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April 4, 2013

THINGS TO DO — Theater 04.05.13


“THE CEMETERY CLUB,” The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse will be performing “The Cemetery Club” on April 5-7 and12-14, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. at the playhouse located at 1800 S. Main Street in Broken Arrow. Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart. Directed by Martha Cherbini of Muskogee, Ok who has directed such favorites as Murder at the Howard Johnsons, The Sunshine Boys and The Gin Game. She has assembled a cast of seasoned local area performers sure to make The Cemetery Club become a season favorite! The Cast includes Sarah Turner of Muskogee, Marla Taylor of Broken Arrow, Melissa Harris of Tulsa, Deborah Campbell of Owasso and Ron Friedberg of Broken Arrow.

“THE ODD COUPLE,” The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse will be auditioning for “The Odd Couple: Female Version” on at 6 p.m. on April 7 at the playhouse located at 1800 S. Main Street in Broken Arrow. Auditions are open and will consist of cold readings from the script. Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST,” April 12-14 and 19-21, Armory Municipal Center Auditorium, 100 N. Water Ave., Tahlequah. Tahlequah Community Playhouse, Inc. presents the show written by Oscar Wilde, directed by Sandra Becker and Patsy Clifford. The play is a farce; a highly exaggerated comedy. Tickets: $25 for dinner theater and $15 for show only tickets. Doors open and dinner is served at 6:30 on Friday and Saturday performances and doors open and dinner is served at 1 p.m. on Sunday performances. The play starts an hour after dinner. Show only patrons should arrive at 7:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday performances and at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday performances. Tickets may be purchased at Morris-Cragar Flowers, A Bloom, Cherry Berry or at www.tcpok.com. Show only tickets are available through cast members or at the door. Reservations are required for dinner theater and must be made by 3 p.m. Tuesday of that weekend’s performance. Special meals available on request. Catering by The Soul Shack. Information: (918) 822-4440 or (918) 207-2714.

“BUDDY — THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY,” April 19-28, Muskogee Little Theatre, Cincinnati and D streets. The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock ’n’ roll, rocks on in this popular tribute! Audiences will be cheering for more, with such rousing fifties favorites as “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “Maybe Baby,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Raining In My Heart,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” Advance tickets at Soundworld, 123 E. Okmulgee (918) 683-4901. Cost: Adults, $14 and Youth, $10. The show is sponsored by Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce and The Oklahoma Arts Council. For information, visit www.muskogeelittletheatre.com or email muskogeelittletheatre@gmail.com.