Clark Youth Theatre is excited to present the first Clark Conservatory Festival at Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker Ave. The Festival runs January 20-February 26, 2017. All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. Performances are February 17-18, 24-25 at 7:30pm and February 19 and 26 at 2pm. The production is directed by Genie Reiman and stage managed by Ashley Lutke. The cast includes: Catherine Hartman, Lydia Malkemus, Ben DeSpain, David Allen, Cassidy Rowe, Alysia Hudson, Darrien Scott and Caleb Velez. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for seniors, students or military. Festival passes are also available for $35 and includes one ticket for each production in the festival. *The production is rated TEEN and parental discretion is advised for students under 13.
Clark Youth Theatre announces the second annual production of The Penguin Project®. Students will perform The Little Mermaid JR, Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright and Music adapted and arranged by David Weinstein. Performances are February 24-26, 2017 at Cascia Hall PAC, 2520 S Yorktown Ave, Tulsa, OK 74114. The Penguin Project® provides an opportunity for children with disabilities to develop creative skills related to the theatre arts. The program includes children with cognitive, learning, motor, hearing and visual impairments; genetic disorders; and neurological conditions. Clark Youth Theatre is proud to be the first theatre in Oklahoma to produce The Penguin Project®, conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Since 2004, The Penguin Project® has produced one musical theatre production each year at Eastlight Theatre in East Peoria, IL. There are currently seven replication sites around the country, and Clark Youth Theatre is the newest replication site for The Penguin Project®. The production is directed by Norah Sweeney, with music direction by Tammy Slack, choreography by Darla Cooper, and stage management by Cathy Blackmore.