These concerned within the 112-year-old neighborhood theater firm Jewel Field need individuals to know they’re nonetheless placing on reveals, holding auditions and working in Oklahoma Metropolis regardless that the First Christian Church constructing it was connected to was torn down final September.
“We’re nonetheless right here and we’re doing every part we will to get individuals to know we’re nonetheless there,” mentioned Richard Lemin, who’s Jewel Field Theatre’s managing director together with his spouse, Deborah Franklin. “Like the entire different theaters (post-pandemic), we are attempting to get our audiences again.”
The theater operates independently however stays an outreach of the church that occupied the previous egg-shaped constructing at NW thirty sixth and Walker. In late 2018 and 2019, the 2 teams renovated and moved into Trinity College, which is throughout the parking zone from the unique location. The deal with for each Disciples First Christian Church of Oklahoma Metropolis and Jewel Field is 321 NW thirty sixth.
The church was based after the Land Run that fashioned Oklahoma Metropolis in 1889, and the unique Jewel Field Gamers started in 1911. This yr, the present model of the theater firm is celebrating its sixty fifth consecutive season, Lemin mentioned.
He and Franklin have been concerned in Jewel Field and the Oklahoma Metropolis theater scene for many years. They took over managing the theater final October.
The theater will maintain auditions from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday for its summer time manufacturing “Crimson, White and Tuna” (June 28 to July 16). Two to 6 actors and actresses can be solid to play the 20 characters within the comedy. The theater is also in rehearsal to carry out the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Water By the Spoonful” (Could 11-28). Different upcoming reveals this season are “The Christians,” which Lemin described as a mega church that loses its route, and “The Final Night time of Ballyhoo.”
For info name (405) 521-1786, electronic mail [email protected] or log on to jewelboxokc.com.
Saying a brand new season
The Oklahoma Metropolis Philharmonic will kick off its thirty fifth yr in September with a gala and a brand new season of reveals.
However first, it can conclude its 2022-23 season this weekend with “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther” in live performance at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. See the film with the Philharmonic accompanying with reside music.
In asserting the brand new season, OKCPHIL Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate mentioned he wished the music to be significant and create one thing that unites the town.
The Opening Night time Gala at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 will mix the annual Maestro’s Ball with the season opener of the Inasmuch Basis Classics sequence, the information launch acknowledged. Ukrainian violinist Anastasiya Petryshak will carry out as a part of an all-Tchaikovsky program.
Different featured performers will embody Grammy Award-winning violinist exploring Americana and people roots, Golden Globe-nominated composer exploring Hollywood music and Canterbury Voices.
For info, go to okcphil.org.
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