Press Club’s Gridiron to be Held March 13-14
UNDER FIRE: Gridiron Chair D.J. Morrow Ingram, right, participates in a 2007 Gridiron skit. The Tulsa Press Club will present this year’s Gridiron March 13-14 at 8 p.m. in the Liddy Doenges Theatre of the PAC. This performance is a satirical review of local and national politicians and celebrities. The event is sponsored by the Tulsa Press Club Educational and Charitable Trust. Funds raised through ticket sales benefit Press Club journalism scholarships.
Courtesy Tom Campbell
“This year’s in-the-round setting should be ideal for the Tulsa Press Club Gridiron,” is how Chair D.J. Morrrow Ingram assesses the show’s new location in the Liddy Doenges Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.
The 75th edition of the satirical review will be held at 8 p.m. on March 13-14. As its title indicates a lot of politicians and other celebrities will be put on the fire. The Gridiron is being labeled, “Dam Foolishness or Baby It’s Cold Inside,” but this denotes just a couple of the topics that will be addressed.
Randy Krehbiel, chief author, says that Hillary Clinton, Mayor Kathy Taylor, Bob Stoops and many others will be on the receiving end of skits and songs with sharp cutting edges. Special lampooning will be directed at Randi Miller, county commissioner, who will receive the Roasting Ear Award.
A show highlight will be Sharon King Davis playing herself in a skit about the Plymouth Belvedere unveiling. Other prominent cast members will include Kathy LaFortune, Virginia Harrison, Bob Hendrick, Liz Masters, Rebecca Ungerman and Morrow Ingram.
Assisting Krehbiel with scripting are Bruce Howard, Ed Bettinger, Eva-Marie Gooden, Morrow Ingram, David Arnett, Ungerman and Tom Campbell, who is back for his 33rd year as a writer.
Directing the show and also serving as vocals coach will be Ungerman, with Terry Cooper as musical director.
The Tulsa Press Club Educational and Charitable Trust, the organization that sponsors the Gridiron, uses the show to raise funds for college journalism scholarships. In January $2,500 was awarded to The University of Tulsa.
Showtime is 8 p.m. for both the Thursday and Friday shows. Tickets are available by phone at (918) 596-7111, online at www.MyTicketOffice.com or at the PAC ticket office.
Seniors 60 and over can receive admission for $l5 rather than the regular price of $20.