ANNIVERSARY DONATION: Light Opera Oklahoma recently received a donation from Howard and Billie Barnett in honor of its 30th anniversary. From left, Eric Gibson, LOOK’s artistic director, Billie Barnett and her daughter Adrienne Barnett.

Courtesy LOOK

Light Opera Oklahoma () Musical Theatre is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 by John and Jane Carmichael Everitt to preserve and promote the musical theatre-style genre.

The organization hosts special dinner events and cabarets throughout the year, in addition to its annual summer festival, which provides musical theater productions and musical comedies. LOOK’s annual season runs every June and July at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

LOOK’s beginnings in musical comedies started with a focus on Gilbert and Sullivan. In 1997, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Tulsa inaugurated , in association with The University of Tulsa, to present professional performances in repertory fashion. Since then, its performances have evolved into musical theatre. Most recently, performed Avenue Q.

Produced by professional artistic, technical, and marketing personnel, employs more than 90 professional and apprentice performers and technicians annually. Its productions often utilize members of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, dancers from the Tulsa Ballet and a children’s chorus. The 2011 production of Evita featured a cast of 20 children from Tulsa-area schools.

will host its annual Holiday Supper fundraiser, Dec. 9, at the University of Tulsa’s Lorton Performing Center. It will feature dinner, entertainment, previews of the upcoming season, and a silent auction. Seats start at $150 per person.

Updated 11-27-2012

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