MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

April 19, 2013

THINGS TO DO — Theater 04.19.13


— “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST,” April 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.

“SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL,” April 25-28, Ben Franklin Science Academy. Presented by the Muskogee Children’s Theater. This entertaining show combines a few of the books written by Dr. Seuss into a whimsical story.  Songs and music will have you dancing in your seats while you enjoy the first musical production presented by the Muskogee Children’s Theater. Showing off their talent in dancing and singing are 40 plus talented youth from the Muskogee area schools. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26 and 27, and 2:30 p.m. matinee on April 28. All tickets are available at the door, prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students up to 12th grade.