MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

August 29, 2013

THINGS TO DO — Theater


— “NANYEHI-BELOVED WOMAN OF THE CHEROKEE,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30- 31, NSU Center for the Performing Arts. The musical chronicles the life of Nancy Ward, a Cherokee War Woman in the 1700s-1800s, who was revered as a peacemaker during the American Revolution. Admission is free, but seats may be reserved. Information and reservations: (918) 458-2075.

“LEADING LADIES,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, 31 Sept. 6, 7, and 2 p.m. Sept. 1 and 8, Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, 1800 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow. From Ken Ludwig the same playwright who brought you “Moon Over Buffalo” and “Lend Me A Tenor” the BACP is proud to present “Leading Ladies.” Set in York, Pennsylvania in 1958, this farce centers on two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors, Leo Clark and Jack Gable. The pair discovers through a newspaper that Florence, an older ailing woman, has been unable to find Max and Steve, her sister's children who moved away to England as children in order to include them in her multi-million dollar inheritance. Information: (918) 258-0077.

“ZOMBIE PROM” AUDITIONS, 6 p.m. Sept. 1, Broken Arrow Community Playhouse. Auditions are open and will consist of cold readings from the script and a prepared song to showcase your vocal range. Director Byn Always is looking for five men and five women, eight who can play high school age plus two adults.

“THE DROWSY CHAPERONE,” Sept. 20-22 and 27-29, Tahlequah Armory Municipal Center Auditorium, 100 N. Ave. Street, Tahlequah. The music and lyrics are by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, book by Bob Martin and Don Mc Kellar. Ticket information for the show or the season is available at tcpok.com or by calling (918) 822-4440.

“BLYTHE SPIRIT” AUDITIONS, 7 p.m. Sept. 23-24, St. Basil Episcopal Church, 814 N. Vinita Ave., Tahlequah. The play, written by Noel Coward, is directed by Mike Phillips and Bryan Crittenden. The cast consists of five females and two males, 18 years or older. Tech and backstage people also needed.  The play is about a fussy, cantankerous novelist, Chalres Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife. Show dates are Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 22-24. Information: (9180 458-9406 or www.tcpok.com.