Theatre Arts School Gives Wicked Recital

WICKED CAST:Theater Arts of Tulsa?s musical theater group, performed their own version of Wicked, held at Tulsa Community College?s VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education under the direction of John Sawyer.

The Theatre Arts, Inc. performing arts school recently held their annual recital at Tulsa Community College. This year the students performed Wicked, bringing hundreds of viewers to the event.

The show was a miniature version of the Broadway production of Wicked that will be coming to Tulsa next month. The performance was a modern version of the show, featuring a variation of costumes and choreography.

The make-up in the Broadway show Wicked is very complicated and stunning on stage. The performing arts group did a great job in creating their look for the performance. It took all of the students a total of two hours to complete their make-up. Witches in the show had to have a brilliant green hue added to their skin to live up to the larger performance’s expectations.

The Theatre Arts, Inc. performance of Wicked was under the instruction of John Sawyer and was the largest recital that the classes prepared for throughout the year.

The students worked for one year on the choreography and songs with weekly classes to prepare for their final recital.

The show was held at Tulsa Community College’s VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education. Shari Lewis founded Theatre Arts, Inc. in 1985. The performing arts school provides an artistic atmosphere for children and young adults.

A number of the students from the performing arts school have landed roles in The Little Prince, A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street and The Nutcracker. Students in the school have also had the opportunity to perform in the Dallas Cowboys and Finals half-time shows, Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days, Oklahoma City’s Lyric production of Annie and Mayfest. Several Miss Oklahoma winners are former students of the programs. Theatre Arts, Inc.

Updated 07-20-2009

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