Arts roundup: 'Tuesdays With Morrie' plays this weekend only at PAC
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Thursday, January 10, 2013
1/10/13 at 6:11 AM
Theatre Tulsa opens a special one-weekend-only production of "Tuesdays With Morrie," the stage adaptation of the best-selling book by Mitch Albom about a series of meetings between a young sportswriter and his former college professor who is dying of a degenerative disease.
Tom Berenson and Freddie Tate star in this poignant drama, being presented 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. Second St. Tickets are $12-$16. 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix
Fifteen years ago Tulsa Opera created a new program designed to introduce young performers to the world of opera. In the intervening years, the Tulsa Youth Opera has given concerts, staged its own productions and participated in many of Tulsa Opera's mainstage productions.
To celebrate its anniversary, Tulsa Youth Opera will give two free performances of the first work it presented - Hans Krasa's "Brundibar." This fable - about two children who confront and triumph over an evil organ grinder with the help of some animal friends - was written during the Czechoslovakia occupation and first performed by children at the Terezin concentration camp.
Stanley M. Garner directs the production, which will be conducted by Tulsa Opera artistic director Kostis Protopapas. Performances are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lorton Performance Center, 550 S. Gary Ave., and 2:30 Jan. 20 at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st St. 918-582-4035, tulsaworld.com/tulsaopera
Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, will be having its regular Second Saturday event with free admission and a variety of activities for all visitors.
The museum's current exhibit is "Models and Muses: Max Weber and the Figure," a show that Philbrook created and showcases the full spectrum of art created by one of the 20th century's most important modernist artists.
In conjunction with the show, Philbrook will be showing the 1936 comedy "My Man Godfrey," starring William Powell as a derelict who is hired to be the butler for the family of socialite Carole Lombard. 918-749-7941, tulsaworld.com/philbrook
Darryl Littleton, a stand-up comic who has appeared on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" among other shows, will be at the Woodland Plaza Barnes & Noble, 8620 E. 71st St., beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of "Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady," a book he wrote with his partner Tuezdae Littleton.
The book is a collection of some 90 profiles of female comic performers ranging from vaudevillians to contemporary stars.
Littleton will also perform at The Loony Bin, 6808 S. Memorial Drive, at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. For ticket information: 918-392-5653.
Multi-instrumentalist Ryan Tedder will be the guest for the regular Sunday afternoon concert at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First St.
Tedder will be accompanied by Steven Schrag on piano, Jordan Hehl on bass and Nicholas Foster on drums for a show featuring original compositions and jazz-influenced versions of songs by such artists as Radiohead and Pink Floyd.
Show starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 918-281-8600, tulsaworld.com/mytix
2727 S. Rockford Road
- Dutch and Flemish Prints in the Age of Rembrandt, through Jan. 20
- Models & Muses: Max Weber and the Figure, through Feb. 3
1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road
- Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey, through March 24
- National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West, through Feb. 3
- Prominent Figures of the West from the T.B. Walker Collection of Portraits by Henry H. Cross, through March 31
TULSA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2445 S. Peoria Ave.
- Dream Exhibit: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes, through Jan. 12
- Life of a House: A History of the Travis Mansion, ongoing
TULSA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
3624 N. 74th East Ave.
Original Print Headline: See it while it's here
- Outreach to Space hands-on exhibit, through March 31
James D. Watts Jr. 918-581-8478
Tom Berenson (left) and Freddie Tate star in "Tuesdays With Morrie" from Theatre Tulsa, which presents the show this weekend only at the Tulsa PAC. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World