Lyric Theatre to host Plaza auditions

OCU students interested in regional theater opportunities outside the university can audition August 20 and 21 for The Rocky Horror Show, Always… Patsy Cline and Boeing Boeing at Lyric Theatre. Auditions only will be by appointment.

Auditions will be at the Lyric Production Center, 1801 NW 16th Street. Michael Baron, Lyric Theatre’s artistic director, will direct, The Rocky Horror Show, Always… Patsy Cline and Boeing Boeing. All roles will be cast at the auditions.

Persons auditioning for The Rocky Horror Show are asked to prepare 16 bars of a rock musical.

Those auditioning for Patsy in Always… Patsy Cline, are asked to prepare 16 bars of a country song. Persons auditioning for Patsy’s friend, Louise Seger, and/or Boeing Boeing, are asked to prepare a comic monologue not exceeding 90 seconds.

To schedule an audition time, call Matthew Sipress at 405-524-9310 starting August 2.

Students of the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management are required to seek approval from dance department officials prior to committing to non-university related performances, according to the department’s standards and procedures.

Visit the Lyric Theatre website for more information about audition requirements.

Chenoweth to co-host ‘Live with Regis and Kelly”

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By Amanda Alfanos

Kristin Chenoweth, OCU alumna, will co-host “Live with Regis and Kelly” Thursday, June 24. To see the full story, click here.

This won’t be the first time the 4’11” star will be seen on television. She has appeared on “The West Wing,” a televised adoption of “Annie,” “Sesame Street,” her own series: “Kristin” for NBC,” “Pushing Daises,” and has appeared on “Ugly Betty” and the most recent hit, “Glee.”

I had the honor of meeting Chenoweth in April 2009 at a book signing of her book,”A LITTLE BIT WICKED” at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 NW Expressway. Not only was she as cute as she appears on the big screen or on stage, but she was humble.

Countless videos on YouTube and other sites feature footage of Chenoweth thanking her voice professor, Florence Birdwell, for helping her achieve her dream. The Emmy Award-winning actress does not forget where she came from, something particularly admirable in an industry where fame and fortune often go to the head.