October Showtimes and Performances in Tulsa

For a little city, Tulsa stands out as a hub for performing arts and its local music scene. Take advantage of all that our community has to offer with a variety of live performances this September. Some of the performances are made even sweeter with free admission. Find one that fits your family below: 

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES 

  • When: Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Spotlight Theatre, 1381 Riverside Dr.

Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written for all ages, it has been considered a children’s novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. 


THE WIZARD OF OZ 

  • When: Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 1 at  p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S. Delaware 

Rediscover the classic Wizard of Oz in this fantastic, theatrical treat for the whole family! With exciting dance numbers, thrilling chase scenes, pyrotechnics, special effects, and beautiful sets and costumes, this production is sure to delight audiences of all ages.


ROMEO & JULIET LIVE FROM THE UNDERWORLD

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Clark Theatre at the Henthorne PAC, 4825 S Quaker Ave.

Romeo and Juliet LIVE from the Underworld is a Clark Youth Theatre musical featuring original compositions and a fresh look at Shakespeare’s immortal play. Directed by Erin Scarberry, with musical direction by John Cruncleton III and stage management by Melissa Sparks, this live musical version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be the opening production of Clark Youth Theatre’s 2016-2017 Season.

Rating: TEEN (T) Suitable for audiences ages 13-up. Romeo & Juliet LIVE uses Shakespeare’s classic text and receives a T rating for themes of teen suicide. 


DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD 

  • When: Wednesday, October 5; 6:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.; www.tulsapac.com 

The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” lives on with the award-winning television series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” from The Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. 


MOVIES IN THE PARK 

  • When: The films begin at dusk. October 6: Election, October 13: Ghostbusters, October 20: Teen Witch
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. Brady St.

Admission is free and seating is first come, first serve. Movie goers are  welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and other amenities. 


OCTONAUTS LIVE! 

  • When: Saturday, Oct.8; 5 p.m. 
  • Where: Brady Theatre, 105 W. Brady St.

Calling all Octo-Cadets! The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure features brand new and fan favorite songs from the entire crew of beloved underwater explorers, led by the intrepid Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso. Octonauts Live promises to be the perfect theatre show for all fans of the series! 


2ND SATURDAY SILENT FILM SERIES PRESENTS "RAMONA" (1928) 

  • When: Saturday, October 8; 10 a.m. 
  • Where: Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis 

Based on Helen Hunt Jackson’s beloved tale of Old California, starring famed Latina actress Dolores Del Rio, and directed by Chickasaw filmmaker Edwin Carewe, it was written as a beacon against prejudice and injustice toward Native Americans.  The film will feature live accompaniment by TU student musicians and singer Monique Valadez. Post- film discussion with film score composers David Spear and Joseph Julian Gonzalez. Presented by Tulsa American Film Festival & TU.


PRYOR RENDERING 

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 13-Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.; www.tulsapac.com 

It’s the world premiere of a new musical set in Oklahoma! Based on the acclaimed novel by Tulsa native Gary Reed, “Pryor Rendering” is the story of a young man coming of age and coming out in the 1960s in rural Oklahoma. Music and lyrics are by Frank Schiro. Shawn Churchman wrote the book for this show, which is recommended for mature audiences.


THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES  

  • When: Friday, Oct. 21; 7 p.m. 
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.; www.tulsapac.com

This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show,. Suitable for adults and children over 7. Performed by the Puppet State Theatre Company.


TULSA BALLET: ONEGIN

  • When: Friday, Oct. 28-Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.; www.tulsapac.com

Based on Alexander Pushkin’s verse-novel “Eugene Onegin” and choreographed by John Cranko, this full-length ballet tells the love story of Tatiana and Onegin. Sets and costumes are from the Polish National Ballet in Warsaw, birthplace of Roman Jasinski, co-founder of Tulsa Ballet.


CABARET

  • When: Friday, Oct. 28-Saturday, Oct. 29 and Nov. 3-5 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd St.; www.tulsapac.com

The multiple Tony-winning classic about the whirlwind romance between a 19-year-old British dancer and a young American writer in 1930’s Berlin. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff. Parental guidance suggested.

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