2017 - 2018 Season

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Laughter on the 23rd Floor
August 25 - September 9, 2017

by Neil Simon

From Carol Burnett to Red Skelton, comics agree that writing a weekly comedy TV show is anything but easy. And no one knows this better than critically acclaimed television writer turned Pulitzer prize winning playwright, Neil Simon. In the Broadway hit, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Simon delves into the world of comedy writing, and his time working alongside the likes of Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Selma Diamond, Larry Gelbart and, of course, the great Sid Caesar. This hysterical (and at times touching) love letter to television's golden age takes a look at the chaos and hilarity that goes off camera.

"One of [Simon's] funniest...Comedy, comedy all the way." - Newsweek
"Old style comedy: fast and furious." - The Wall Street Journal

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
October 13 - 28, 2017

Book by John Cameron Mitchell
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark theatrical event that, according to Entertainment Weekly, is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time”. This genre (and gender) bending, fourth-wall-smashing electric musical experience tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway with what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!

A Territorial Christmas Carol:
An Oklahoma Tradition

November 24 - December 23, 2017

adapted by Stephen P. Scott
from the novel by Charles Dickens

Adapted for the Pollard Theatre in 1987 by gifted Oklahoma playwright, Stephen P. Scott, this version of Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption and brotherly love is set in Guthrie during the first Christmas after the Oklahoma Land Run. The Pollard's all-time bestseller and a true Oklahoma tradition, A Territorial Christmas Carol never fails to delight enthusiastic audiences of all ages.  Many dates of this show will sell out, so buy your tickets early!

A Few Good Men
February 16 - March 3, 2018

by Aaron Sorkin

If you can handle the truth, get ready for the electrifying original Broadway play that became the legendary Oscar-nominated film starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise. This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover-up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, pays tribute to the honor of the men and women who serve this country in uniform.

"Enormously entertaining." - New York Daily News
"Plenty of wise cracking humor and suspense." - Time Magazine
"Fresh and adroitly updated and conditioned to our time and socio-political climate." - NY Post

Disney's The Little Mermaid
April 13 - May 5, 2018

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slate

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid with a beautiful voice longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it's a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time – or all over again with its irresistible classics, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

Always ... Patsy Cline
June 8 - 30, 2018

Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley
~ based on a true story ~
Back by Popular Demand

Named one of the most produced musicals in America according to American Theatre Magazine, Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan, Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, the musical includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as "Crazy", "I Fall to Pieces", "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight" … 27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline."

*At the Pollard, we strive to tell stories that will speak to all of our audience - but with such a diverse audience base, no one story will be right for everyone. We encourage you to research each title and decide for yourselves if it is a show you would appreciate.

 



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Pollard Theatre Company is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, whose mission is to produce professional theatre that engages and inspires Oklahoma's audiences, and contributes to the quality of life and economy of our community and state. Additional assistance is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.