Sue Wiedemann, a Spotlighter since 1973, received the award on our organization's behalf at the Dec. 2 ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda.
Anybody who plays the role of Joe Morgan 410 times deserves a trophy. But that's just a fraction of the service that Richard Robertson has given to the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre since 1975.
Some 80,000 people will celebrate Independence Day on the banks of the Arkansas River. The Spotlight and our friends in the neighborhood will add to the fun.
Accessible parking, seating, and bathrooms are available at the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre. Please make your need known when making reservations.
$12.00 for children under 13.
$15.00 for seniors (62+)
$18.00 for adults (13+)
Groups of 10+ adults save $3/ticket.
Seating is cafe-style. A table will be arranged for your group. Therefore, advance reservations are essential!×
We couldn't have thrived for 60+ years without the more than 3,000 Tulsans who participated as cast or crew along the way!
Perhaps after seeing our show, you might want to be part of the fun! Our all-volunteer organization has plenty of opportunities. Auditions for The Drunkard are held the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at the theatre. Olio auditions are held occasionally when announced.
In order to hear about auditions for our children's plays or the Olio, please subscribe to our e-mail announcements.
Eager to get involved? Call Christina Bonds. 918-327-1473
It began on Nov. 14, 1953 and has never stopped! That's how The Drunkard became America's longest-running play. More than 3,000 Tuslans have participated on or offstage. More than a quarter-million have seen the show, making it a laughter-filled Tulsa tradition in which temperance triumphs and evildoers receive their merited fates. There are even tomatoes to throw at the villain!
The director is Tony-nominated writer-actor Joe Sears of Greater Tuna fame! "Today the play is performed in historical form as it was in the early days but with added salt and pepper fun for modern audiences to enjoy," Mr. Sears says.
Doors open at 7 p.m. A singalong of old-time popular songs begins at 7:15. The show starts at 7:30 with the Olio: dancers, musicians, jugglers, magicians, or comedians. The play begins at 8 p.m. and concludes around 10 p.m. with the audience and cast singing God Bless America.
The auditorium is set up like a beer garden. Audience members are seated at private tables, which is why reservations are so important. During intermissions our serving crew will bring your order of made-to-order sandwiches, chips, beer, wine, coffee, and soft drinks.How about an exclusive special performance for your workplace, club, or organization? Specials can be arranged for any night except Sunday.
On Saturday nights the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre stages The Drunkard, a hilarious melodrama. The family-friendly evening includes a variety show called the Olio and an audience sing-along of old-time tunes.
Seating is cafe-style. Food and beverages may be ordered and will be served to your private table.
Doors open at 7 p.m. The show ends around 10 p.m.
Kids $12, Seniors $15, Adults $18.
TGIF Jazz is now at the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre! Friday, August 14th at 6:00p.m. the Tulsa Jazz Society and TulsaJazz.com present Tulsa's finest jazz musicians and vocalists.
Come experience the incredible talents of the Mike Cameron Collective, Sandy Garner, Chuck Gardner, Bill Crosby, Tony Yohee, Pam Crosby and Larry Cochran. Then stay for a jam after the show and participate if you are so inclined!
Ticket charge is ten dollars for everyone.
Food and adult libations available for an extra charge.
For more information, call 918-587-5030.
The Board of Directors for the Tulsa Spotlighters, Inc., and the Riverview Neighborhood Association announce a partnership to enhance the celebration of the Folds of Honor FreedomFest 2016 on Monday, July 4th.
"The Spotlight has had an annual event for many years, but this was devoted more to the volunteers and members of the Theatre," says Spotlight boardmember Larry Cochran. "This year, we decided to open it up to our neighbors and the public in several ways."
The Riverview Neighborhood Association will place a large tent on theatre grounds. Inside will be opportunities to sign up for the Association and the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre, as well as homemade ice cream, beer from Marshall Brewery in Tulsa, and souvenir items for sale from both organizations.
Volunteers and members from both organizations will be treated to an inside potluck dinner, bingo, and a very special "thank you" for their service with live jazz music and dance by Scott McQuade, Dean Demerritt, and Wade Robertson.
Cochran said, "We hope to have many more collaborations in the future, after all, we are neighbors that support riverfront development."
Festivities will be from 6:00-10:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre. There is no admission charge to the tent. Indoor activities are for members and volunteers only.
Starting with Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett on April 12, 2014 the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre began featuring "Surprise Celebrities" -- individuals of note who will perform as the opening act of our Olio. Many such acts are scheduled for various Saturdays, but we won't tell ahead of time if there is one nor who it is! Come and be surprised. And if YOU are a big name in Tulsa -- talented or otherwise -- contact us for you chance to be part of the series. We can even help you come up with an act!
|Surprise Celebrity Honor Roll|
|04-12-2014||Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett|
|04-19-2014||Tulsa County Commissioner Ron Peters|
|04-26-2014||Tulsa University Professor Joseph Rivers|
|05-03-2014||Writer/Author Connie Cronley|
|05-10-2014||Pianist Dorothy McFadden|
|05-17-2014||"First Lady of Country Fiddle" Jana Jae|
|05-24-2014||KTUL Meteorologist Jennifer Zeppelin|
|05-31-2014||KWGS Station Manager Rich Fisher|
|06-07-2014||All Souls Choir Director Rick Fortner|
|06-14-2014||South Lakewood Baptist Church Minister Donald Morrow|
|06-28-2014||KOTV Channel 6 Personality LeAnne Taylor|
|07-12-2014||Flamenco Guitarist Lon De Ada|
|08-09-2014||Zoo lady Terrie Correll & friends|
|08-16-2014||Guitarist Joesf Glaude|
|08-23-2014||Vocalist Janet Rutland|
|09-20-2014||Philbrook's Rand Suffolk|
|11-15-2014||Actor/Math Teacher Jeff Gaffen|
|11-22-2014||Bama Companies CEO Paula Marshall|
|11-29-2014||Oklahoma Aquarium COO Teri Bowers|
|1-24-2015||Vocalist Cynthia Simmons|
|2-14-2015||Vocalist Emily Chappell|
|5-16-2015||Vocalist Angie Cockrell|