William Shakespeare’s final play, “The Tempest,” gets a unique treatment from the talents of more than 200 Tulsa-area residents who have come together through the Orbit Initiative.

This project of the Tulsa PAC Trust is a way to give people the chance to be creators of art, rather than merely spectators, through classes and workshops conducted throughout the year, all coming together in a unique, musical adaptation of this tale of vengeance and forgiveness, magic and mortality.

It features local theater artists, area performance and service organizations, and people from the community, some of whom are taking part in a theatrical production for the first time.

Performance: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Tulsa PAC, 101 E. Third St.

Tickets: Free, but seats must be reserved. 918-596-7111, tulsapac.com

Starlight Concert Band

The 73rd season of Starlight Concerts opens with the Starlight Concert Band, joined by the 145th Infantry National Guard Band for “American Revue,” featuring patriotic favorites such as “God Bless America” and “God of our Fathers.”

Since 1947, Starlight has presented quality, live music to Oklahoma audiences each summer. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners; pets are allowed as long as they are on leashes.

Performance: 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Guthrie Green, 101 E. M.B. Brady St.

Admission: Free

Council Oak Men’s Chorale

The Council Oak Men’s Chorale will delve into the musical treasures of the Great White Way with “Cooking Up a Little Summer Stock,” with songs from classic and contemporary musicals such as “Oklahoma!,” “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Wicked,” “Chicago,” “Aida” and “Rent.”

Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 13-15, at the Dennis Neill Equality Center, 621 E. Fourth St.

Tickets: $20. counciloak.org

Comedy Night

A trio of local stand-up comics will share their witty observations about the world around us at the second Tulsa Press Club Comedy Night.

Tulsa World photographer Ian Maule will serve as master of ceremonies for an evening featuring Andrew Deacon, T.J. Clark and Lauren Turner.

Performance: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Tulsa Press Club, Atlas Life Building, 415 S. Boston Ave.

Tickets: Free.

James D. Watts Jr.



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