Theatre Tulsa Seeks Supporters for 90th Year Party

Theatre Tulsa is having a birthday, and anyone involved with Theatre Tulsa past or present is invited.

The long-running community theatre will host a 90th season kick-off party Thursday, Aug. 30, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Harwelden Mansion.

The theatre is seeking everyone who has ever worked, volunteered or otherwise supported Theatre Tulsa to join them for the celebration.

The event was created to thank all volunteers who have had a hand in keeping Theatre Tulsa running for so long, says Sara Phoenix, president of Theatre Tulsa.
“This is a classic community theatre, built by individual volunteers to entertain and enrich our city,” she says. “Theatre Tulsa’s rich history was created with the efforts of thousands of volunteers and creative people pulling together to support it. If you have been a volunteer, actor, director, subscriber or donor for Theatre Tulsa, then you are invited.”

Special guests at the event will include children and grandchildren of the late Bonnie Reed and Hope Holway, the cofounders of the original Tulsa Little Theatre.

Theatre Tulsa is the longest continuously-operating community theatre west of the Mississippi River, and the seventh oldest in the United States.

The theatre has survived wars, economic depressions and financial hardships. It was also where some of Tulsa’s famous actors like Tony Randal, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Kristin Chenoweth received their initial stage training.

The historic community theatre has also been responsible for bringing hundreds of productions to Tulsans. It premiered the first-ever community theatre productions of “Our Town” (1939), “All My Sons” (1947), the musical “Brownstone” (1985), “Miracle on 34th Street: A Musical Adaptation” (1993 – an original musical written for Theatre Tulsa), “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” (2003) and the first American production of “Pitmen Painters” (2011).

Theatre Tulsa received the city’s first Tulsa Award for Theatre Excellence () for its production of “Up the Down Staircase” in 2009. Theatre Tulsa was named “Oklahoma’s Community Theatre of the Year” by the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association in 2011.

To for the event, go to or call the office at 918-587-8402. Admission to the party is free, but reservations are required.

Updated 08-28-2012

Back to Top


email (we never post emails)
  Textile Help

Back to Top

Contact GTR News