Agenda: April 2014
April’s can’t-miss events
Drillers Infielder Joey Wong on Green Night 2013
4/17 In the green
In honor of Earth Day, the Tulsa Drillers and the Metropolitan Environmental Trust will host Green Night with the Drillers on April 17. The Drillers, donning emerald uniforms, will play the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at 7:05 p.m. at ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave. The first 1,000 fans will receive a free Drillers-branded burlap shopping tote. Booths featuring local environmental organizations will be on site. Call 918-584-0584 for more information.
4/1-6 “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
Broadway and “American Idol” fans alike will enjoy “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” created by lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show’s spring tour features “Idol” alums Diana DeGarmo as narrator and Ace Young as young Joseph.
This colorful musical, based on the biblical story from the Book of Genesis, tells the tale of Joseph, his 11 brothers and a colorful coat. Watch as this family-friendly story of jealousy, hard work and forgiveness comes to life on stage through vivid colors and catchy songs.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” runs nightly April 1-6 in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Chapman Music Hall, 110 E. Second St. Two weekend matinee showings also are available. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at www.tulsapac.com, in person at the Tulsa PAC ticket office or by calling 918-596-7111.
4/12 eMerge Dance Festival
The annual eMerge Dance Festival is getting low this year — so low it’s headed underground into the downtown Tulsa tunnel system.
The festival aims to reimagine community spaces and present dance as a community benefit, according to its website. Tulsa’s underground tunnels, dating to the 1920s, serve as inspiration this year.
Attendees will travel through the tunnels to see site-specific dance performances inspired by the architecture, history and current use of the buildings above. The trail through the tunnels winds from the Tulsa PAC parking lot entrance on East Second Street, primarily beneath the Mid-Continent and Kennedy buildings, and ends in the Atlas Life Building lobby.
The April 12 event begins at 7 p.m. at Living Arts Tulsa, 307 E. M.B. Brady St. Tickets are $5 for Living Arts members and $7 for the general public. For more information, visit www.livingarts.org.
4/25 SONiA and disappear fear
SONiA and disappear fear bring their multi-culturally inspired melodies to the Woody Guthrie Center, 102 E. M.B. Brady St., for a CD release show.
Their new release, “Broken Film,” is SONiA’s 17th album. SONiA and disappear fear toured this past fall, appeared at the Sundance Film Festival in late January and will bring their folk-rock tunes to Tulsa on April 25.
SONiA, a singer-songwriter and activist, writes in many styles ranging from folk to blues. She performs her songs in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic and English. Known as a protest singer, SONiA focuses her lyrics on love and understanding, according to www.disappearfear.com.
The show starts at 7 p.m. Ticketholders may tour the Woody Guthrie Center until show time. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information, call 918-574-2710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.