Theatre Tulsa was recently honored with a national award from the American Association of Community Theatre.
TT received the Twink Lynch Organizational Achievement Award, which is presented for successfully completing major steps in new directions, expanding services to a community, or moving to the next level of organizational development.
We received the award for our dramatic turnaround since revamping the organization in 2012, erasing some $15,000 in debt and structuring the company in way that provided stability and structure, financial steadiness and a consistent level of acclaimed artistic productions.
“We’ve worked so hard to build Theatre Tulsa into our city’s leading local theater, and we’re thrilled to receive recognition on a national level for our efforts,” said Sara Phoenix, artistic director of Theatre Tulsa.
Theatre Tulsa took home the Second Place Tulsa Award for Theatre Excellence for “Outstanding Play” for its production of The 39 Steps at the TATE awards Sunday night. Many thanks to the TATE Committee and the George Kaiser Family Foundation for recognizing this wonderful show. Congratulations also to fellow award winners Midwestern Theatre Company, ODEUM Theatre Company, Theatre POPS and Clark Youth Theatre!
If you’re one of those people who think that “local community theater” is by its very nature inferior to whatever you think of as “professional theater,” then you need to go see “Next to Normal” and have a few of your preconceived notions swept away.
— James D. Watts, TULSA WORLD
This weekend’s review of “Next to Normal” matches what audiences have been saying: “excellent,” “extraordinary” and “close to perfect.”
“Next to Normal” is a powerful show, one that treats mental illness with a depth of empathy and understanding that is rare. And it is performed by this cast in a way that can only be described as thrilling.
— James D. Watts, TULSA WORLD
We have just one performance left, Sunday at 2 p.m. This is your final chance to see why audiences are raving about “Next to Normal” — buy tickets here.
Want to know more about the real stories behind Next to Normal? We have partnered with the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma to have a Talk-Back about the themes of Next to Normal immediately after the 2 p.m. Saturday performance.
The Executive Director of MHAO, Michael Brose, will join Pastor Tim Reside (who has been living with bi-polar disorder for decades), along with the cast and director on stage for an interactive discussion with the audience. Come and join the discussion at this Saturday’s matinee performance.
Next to Normal runs this weekend only, June 19-21. Tickets are on sale now. Reserve your tickets today!
Can you believe these harmonies?
Theatre Tulsa gave a special preview of Next to Normal on KTUL’s “Good Day Tulsa” today. Our lead actress Cathy Rose delivered an amazing performance of “I Miss the Mountains.” If you didn’t catch it this morning, here is the video.
Next to Normal runs for one weekend only, with four performances June 19-21. Get your tickets now!