By: Kim Thornhill | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015
Owasso High School students Ben Thornhill (Ted) and Alice Horton (Jane) liven things up in Owasso Community Theatre Company’s “Our Miss Brooks” April 23-25.
Join Owasso Community Theatre Company for an evening of fun for the whole family! OCTC is proud to present “Our Miss Brooks” at the Mary Glass Performing Arts Center in Owasso April 23-25.
Miss Brooks has been dreaming of a Caribbean cruise, frequently using the travel brochures as a way to escape the challenges of school. She’s happy someone else will be coordinating the annual school play, but an unfortunate turn of events leaves her in charge, again.
Erika Hall (Miss Brooks) did some research about the show before she auditioned. “I thought the story seemed like a lot of fun,” she Hall. “My husband is a teacher, so I was able to relate to what goes on within a school.”
The show offers entertainment for both children and adults. “It’s funny and fast paced with themes that both older and young people will appreciate,” said Mike Neldon (Mr. Wadsworth).
“It will be a really good time,” said Lydia Ward (Doris). “I mean, romance and comedy –
it doesn’t get much better than that.”
It’s a family affair as Dr. Theresa Horton (Miss Audubon) and Alice Horton (Jane) join the cast. They have not performed together, but Alice has been in several shows with Owasso High School and Clark Youth Theatre. Dr. Horton hasn’t been on the stage since college. “I have wanted a chance to act on stage with my talented daughter, Alice,” said Dr. Horton.
Owasso Community Theatre Company gives local actors a chance to act and gain theater experience without making the drive to Tulsa. “Community theatre provides a place for everyone to come together to create a piece of art,” said Hall. “You’re able to meet new people and discover talents that you never knew you had.”
OCTC provides an opportunity for area actors to pursue their passion for acting right here in Owasso. “The people with OCTC are working to help our children and community through theater arts,” said Dr. Horton.
Performances will be April 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m., and there will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 25. OCTC will present the show at 12901 E. 86th St. N. inside Owasso High School. Advance tickets are $8 and can be purchased online until April 21 at www.octok.org. Just click on the Tickets tab to purchase tickets. Tickets will not be mailed; your name will be added to an advanced-ticket list and will be available at the door. With online purchase, you may choose from any single performance, and you do not need to specify which show you’ll attend when completing checkout.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door: $10 for students and seniors (ages 55+), or $12 for adults. Children 5 and under are free.
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