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POLLARD THEATRE COMPANY'S
2014-2015 SEASON

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

August 22nd - September 13th, 2014

Music and Lyrics by William Finn  Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
Parental Guidance

Evil Dead: The Musical

October 10th - November 1st, 2014

Book and Lyrics By George Reinblatt
Music By Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris, and George Reinblatt
Additional Music by Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt

~ No one is safe in our Splatter Zone! ~


Based on Sam Raimi's 80s cult classic films, EVIL DEAD tells the tale of 5 college kids who travel to a cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force. And although it may sound like just a horror, it's way more! The songs are hilariously campy and the show is bursting with more farce than a Monty Python skit. EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive.
Mature Audience

A Territorial Christmas Carol

November 28th - December 21st, 2014

Adapted by Stephen P. Scott
based on the novel by Charles Dickens

This Pollard Theatre Original, now in its 27th year, never fails to delight enthusiastic Oklahoma audiences. Adapted by gifted Oklahoma playwright, Stephen P. Scott, this version of Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption and brotherly love is set in the days of the Oklahoma Land Run. The Pollard's all-time bestseller and a true Oklahoma tradition, A Territorial Christmas Carol continues to dazzle audiences and play to sold-out houses, so be sure to buy your tickets early!
General Audience

The Mountaintop

February 20th - 28th, 2015

by Katori Hall
Co-produced with Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre & Poteet Little Theatre

A gripping re-imaging of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
Strong Adult Language

Shrek

April 24th - May23rd, 2015

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

Based on the Oscar®winning DreamWorks film, SHREK brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.
General Audience

Company

June 19th - July 11th, 2015

Book by George Furth
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

In this landmark "concept" show, considered by many to have inaugurated the modern era of musical theatre. Company follows our anti-hero bachelor Robert as he makes his way through a series of encounters with single women as well as  his married friends. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. In vignette after hilarious vignette, we are introduced to "those good and crazy people," his married friends, as Robert weighs the pros and cons of married life. In the end, he realizes being alone is "alone, not alive".
Mature Audience



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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.