THE ICICLE TWIST MURDER MYSTERY DINNER, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1, Muskogee Public Library. The year is 1984 and you’ve been invited to Cottonwood Trumpet Ski Resort in Cottonwood, Colorado. Boris Ivanovitch, research scientist at the Beam Weaponry Research Center, was found dead of a stab wound in the neck yesterday at about 10:45 p.m. on the deck of Michael Maitland’s condominium. A party was in progress, and all those present were detained for questioning and the suspect list has been narrowed down to eight people. It is up to you to help solve the crime. Cost: $10, limited seating available. Tickets may be purchased at the Muskogee Public Library.
“A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE,” Feb. 7-9 and 13-15, Muskogee Little Theatre, 325 Cincinnati. Tickets available at Soundworld, 123 E. Okmulgee or (918) 683-4901. Directed by Lisa Wilson, professor of theater at University of Tulsa, “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a tragic and effective drama which ranks as one of the greatest in theatre. Playwright Tennessee Williams received a Pultizer Prize for his masterpiece. The show is presented with the assistance of the Oklahoma Arts Council. Information: www.muskogeelittletheatre.
AUDITIONS FOR “OKLAHOMA,” 6 p.m. Feb. 9 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Broken Arrow Community Playhouse. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize winning first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax. Information: (918) 258-0077.
“DON’T MENTION MY NAME,” Feb. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23, at the Armory Municipal Auditorium, 100 N. Water Ave. Tahlequah. “Don’t Mention My Name”, written by Fred Carmichael, directed by Craig Clifford and David VanDonkelaar. The play is a comedy about a person who has suffered temporary amnesia. He stumbles into a bed and breakfast that is off season, only to find that he was expected for the week end. Tickets are $25 for dinner and the show and $15 for show only tickets. Reservations for dinner theater must be made by Tuesday, at 4 p.m., for that weekend’s performance. Special Sweetheart Valentine package available the first weekend of the play. Reservations and tickets available at A Bloom and Morris-Cragar Florists or through our web site www.tcpok.com. Show only tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information call (918) 822-4440.
“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-22 and 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Muskogee High School Performing Arts Center. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Students participate in all aspects of the production from directing, to building the set, to promotions. Tickets are available from any cast member or by calling (918) 684-3750.
“LET’S MURDER MARSHA,” March 28 and 29 and April 4 and 5, Wagoner Civic Center. Dinner begins at 7 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. Cost: Dinner and play, adults, $18; children $14; play only, adults, $7; children $3. Information and reservations, (918) 645-5515.