April 2018 Around Town


Celebrity Attractions is pleased to present the brand new national Broadway tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®–winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. In the words of Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein, “I waited for a moment when we could rediscover THE SOUND OF MUSIC as it was originally created. Because of the enormous success of the film, few were aware that it started life as a hit Broadway show—and a very big hit at that! The artists behind this production embraced what the authors wrote, looked at it all through modern eyes and, in so doing, found depth and resonance that has been recognized by critics and audiences across the country. It’s like visiting an old friend but finding yourself surprised as well. It’s also a reminder of why this show is such an evergreen.” For tickets, access: MyTicketOffice.com. The show dates are April 3-8 at various times.


Over the course of one evening, viewers will be treated to three original, one-act plays (ranging from 20-50 minutes) by some of Oklahoma’s top playwriting talent. One of the three is “Four Ways to Die,” written and directed by David Blakely. This play follows a journalist as he seeks to answer the truth to the question: What exactly happened to his grandmother during the systematic reign of terror that killed an estimated 60-plus wealthy, full-blood Osage Native Americans in the 1920s? Performances on: April 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th St. For tickets and info visit HellerTheatreCo.com. (Plays may contain mature content and adult language.)


Holland Hall Middle School students participated in a “Day of Service” on Feb. 23 for the school’s second annual event helping nine Tulsa area organizations.

The day kicked off with a pep rally at the school led by the upper school students. Then more than 375 middle school students volunteered their time at a variety of Tulsa area organizations. Duties ranged from cleaning, organizing areas, building snack packs to removing graffiti and planting trees.

The students volunteered at the following locations:

• Dream Center

• EduRec

• Tulsa Youth Ranch

• Happy Hands

• YMCA West

• Crosstown Learning

• Up With Trees

• HOW Foundation

• Tulsa Youth Services


Piper Kerman on April 13th
The Real-Life Story of 
“Orange Is The New Black”

Piper Kerman’s bestselling memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, chronicles her 13 months in a federal correctional institution. She explores the experience of incarceration and the intersections of her life with the lives of the women she met in prison. The Netflix adaptation of her book is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series. Ms. Kerman is a board member for the Women’s Prison Association, which creates alternatives to incarceration for at-risk women.

The speaker series is held 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center (PAC), 3rd and Cincinnati. TulsaTownHall.com

An Evening with Piper Kerman 
on April 12th at 7 p.m.

Author of bestseller “Orange is the New Black” and prison reform advocate, Piper Kerman will speak about “THE REAL-LIFE STORY OF ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.”

Join them for the first Tulsa Town Hall After Dark! Family & Children’s Services Women in Recovery will partner with TTH for this event. The event will be held at Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center, 2520 S Yorktown. $20 Admission.


Step back in time and enjoy the wonderment of a day in Renaissance England, right here in Oklahoma! The festival runs every weekend starting on April 28th to June 3rd (and on Memorial Day). Enjoy a delectable selection of food and drink, shop at the market with over 140 artisans displaying unique wares and beautiful creations. Take the wee ones to the Children’s Realm for games and hands-on demonstrations. Be mesmerized as magicians, jugglers, musicians, dancers, acrobats, and jousters thrill and delight audiences on any of the 15 stages. For tickets and info: OKCastle.com.


Cascia Hall is offering camps in Athletics , 
Performing Arts, STEM, Robotics, and College Essay Writing. Students from all schools are welcome. Receive expert instruction by Cascia Hall varsity coaches and faculty on the school campus at 2520 S. Yorktown Avenue. Students from all schools are welcome. There is something for all ages. Camp Flyers and registration forms are available at CasciaHall.com. 
Call 918.746.2600 for more information.


What’s the connection between cultural wellness and bodily health? Can a change in what people eat change not only the way they feel, but the way they understand their history, their heritage, and their future. This symposium draws together native chefs, documentary filmmakers, food historians, policy experts, and political activists to explore the cultural and health effects of indigenous cuisines.

Event starts on Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m. with a lecture and meal prepared by Ben Jacobs, an Oklahoma native and one of the innovative chefs behind Denver’s Tocabe restaurant. On Saturday, April 14, at 8 a.m., panel discussions and film screenings focus on different aspects of native food culture, ranging from the mental and physical health effects of indigenous cuisines to the work of the historians, seed keepers, and chefs recovering and reinventing traditional dishes. The symposium is free and open to everyone. Admission to Gilcrease museum that Saturday is free. Special food-themed tours of the collection, a recipe exchange, and a small market will be featured. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities. For more info, go to Humanities.UTulsa.edu.


Save the date! Featuring paws and pearls, this event is held Saturday, May 19th at 6:30 at the Agora Event Center. This event benefits the Tulsa rescue, Single Dog Seeking. Tickets start at just $75.00. SDS works tirelessly to save animals from kill shelters across the state. All ticket proceeds go directly to the rescue and 100% of the funds are used to save more lives. The Pawparazzi Gala will feature a cocktail hour with complimentary drinks, a four-course meal and lots of entertainment. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. To purchase tickets and more info: visit 


May 29–July 27, 2018 (closed July 2–6).

With more than 150 one-week classes and camps designed for both fun and education, Holland Hall has a program for everyone of every age this summer. Programs are structured as eight, one-week sessions that include academic, athletic, artistic, and “just for fun” activities. Choose between morning and afternoon sessions or sign up for both and stay all day! Participants in Holland Hall summer programs will be able to experience educational and enrichment opportunities in an atmosphere dedicated to fostering mental, physical, and creative growth. Classes are available for three-year-old through adults and are open to the Tulsa community. For more information, please call 918.879.4716 or access HollandHall.org.