Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Overattended Media Preview Edition

Fall Awakening: The Keegan Theatre is going heavy on recent Broadway faves in its upcoming season: Its staging Spring Awakening and '08 Pulitzer winner August: Osage County. The season opens Oct. 22 with The Crucible; the company's Steel Magnolias is still going, though (here's our review!), and runs to Aug. 21. Arts Post has more.

Ha Ha Sound: GOG Blog reports on the offerings at the brand new Riot Act Comedy Theater, which opened this week. Apparently the club's kitchen will not be frying any food. Interesting, this! Arts Desk stopped by the venue's overattended media preview on Wednesday, and filed this dispatch considering the comedic pros and cons of the space.

Frontier Games: Rebecca J. Ritzel—a frequent contributor to our theater pages—profiles Terry Burrell, the actress now stepping into the role of Aunt Eller in Arena's Oklahoma! One very impressive thing: "Director Molly Smith contacted Burrell, who lives in New York and Atlanta, in May and asked her to consider coming to Oklahoma! In the ensuing months, she had time for dress, wig and boot fittings, but with only a week on site, how did she manage to learn all the choreography and blocking, especially for theater in the round? 'I’m a little crazy, and I’ve been doing this a long time,' she says."

Today on Arts Desk: Thoughts about the nightclub crackdown in P.G. County, weekend comedy picks

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