Yes, people have noticed that our nearly 90-year-old jewel on the Arkansas needs some spiffing up. Here's our plan...
Accessible parking, seating, and bathrooms are available at the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre. Please make your need known when making reservations.
$12.00 for children under 13.
$15.00 for seniors (62+)
$18.00 for adults (13+)
Groups of 10+ adults save $3/ticket.
Seating is cafe-style. A table will be arranged for your group. Therefore, advance reservations are essential!×
We couldn't have thrived for 60+ years without the more than 3,000 Tulsans who participated as cast or crew along the way!
Perhaps after seeing our show, you might want to be part of the fun! Our all-volunteer organization has plenty of opportunities. Auditions for The Drunkard are held the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at the theatre. Olio auditions are held occasionally when announced.
In order to hear about auditions for our children's plays or the Olio, please subscribe to our e-mail announcements.
It began on Nov. 14, 1953 and has never stopped! That's how The Drunkard became America's longest-running play. More than 3,000 Tuslans have participated on or offstage. More than a quarter-million have seen the show, making it a laughter-filled Tulsa tradition in which temperance triumphs and evildoers receive their merited fates. There are even tomatoes to throw at the villain!
The director is Tony-nominated writer-actor Joe Sears of Greater Tuna fame! "Today the play is performed in historical form as it was in the early days but with added salt and pepper fun for modern audiences to enjoy," Mr. Sears says.
Doors open at 7 p.m. A singalong of old-time popular songs begins at 7:15. The show starts at 7:30 with the Olio: dancers, musicians, jugglers, magicians, or comedians. The play begins at 8 p.m. and concludes around 10 p.m. with the audience and cast singing God Bless America.
The auditorium is set up like a beer garden. Audience members are seated at private tables, which is why reservations are so important. During intermissions our serving crew will bring your order of made-to-order sandwiches, chips, beer, wine, coffee, and soft drinks.How about an exclusive special performance for your workplace, club, or organization? Specials can be arranged for any night except Sunday.
On Saturday nights the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre stages The Drunkard, a hilarious melodrama. The family-friendly evening includes a variety show called the Olio and an audience sing-along of old-time tunes.
Seating is cafe-style. Food and beverages may be ordered and will be served to your private table.
Doors open at 7 p.m. The show ends around 10 p.m.
Kids $12, Seniors $15, Adults $18.
Press or click to dial...918-587-5030
1381 Riverside DriveMap
As part of the Tulsa Fringe Festival, the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre is proud to present Beyond the Tomb - May's Story on June 12 and 26.
A one-woman show for theatre-goers who love Cajun Creole history, Beyond the Tomb describes the story of Old New Orleans as told by May Constance, an affluent, eccentric character of the 1890s.
May is portrayed by Ann Therese Hargrave Knight, a gifted local actress and storyteller.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $10. Soft drinks and Oklahoma wines will be available for purchase before the show. Call 918.587.5030 for reservations.
Join us for jazz the third Friday of every month at the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre! Co-sponsored by the Tulsa Jazz Society, the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre and Tulsa Jazz, each concert features different jazz artists each month according to Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame inductee Pam Van Dyke Crosby. The show begins at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10.00 for non-members, however each ticket purchased goes toward membership in the Tulsa Jazz Society. Member tickets are $7.00 per person.
Food and beverages are available for an extra charge.
Starting with Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett on April 12, 2014 the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre began featuring "Surprise Celebrities" -- individuals of note who will perform as the opening act of our Olio. Many such acts are scheduled for various Saturdays, but we won't tell ahead of time if there is one nor who it is! Come and be surprised. And if YOU are a big name in Tulsa -- talented or otherwise -- contact us for you chance to be part of the series. We can even help you come up with an act!
|Surprise Celebrity Honor Roll|
|04-12-2014||Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett|
|04-19-2014||Tulsa County Commissioner Ron Peters|
|04-26-2014||Tulsa University Professor Joseph Rivers|
|05-03-2014||Writer/Author Connie Cronley|
|05-10-2014||Pianist Dorothy McFadden|
|05-17-2014||"First Lady of Country Fiddle" Jana Jae|
|05-24-2014||KTUL Meteorologist Jennifer Zeppelin|
|05-31-2014||KWGS Station Manager Rich Fisher|
|06-07-2014||All Souls Choir Director Rick Fortner|
|06-14-2014||South Lakewood Baptist Church Minister Donald Morrow|
|06-28-2014||KOTV Channel 6 Personality LeAnne Taylor|
|07-12-2014||Flamenco Guitarist Lon De Ada|
|08-09-2014||Zoo lady Terrie Correll & friends|
|08-16-2014||Guitarist Joesf Glaude|
|08-23-2014||Vocalist Janet Rutland|
|09-20-2014||Philbrook's Rand Suffolk|
|11-15-2014||Actor/Math Teacher Jeff Gaffen|
|11-22-2014||Bama Companies CEO Paula Marshall|
|11-29-2014||Oklahoma Aquarium COO Teri Bowers|
|1-24-2015||Vocalist Cynthia Simmons|
|2-14-2015||Vocalist Emily Chappell|
|5-16-2015||Vocalist Angie Cockrell|