Waiting in the wings
A midlife crisis led to a thriving fair attraction for Butterfly House owners Jane Breckinridge and David Bohlken.
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TK Productions’ “13”
Producers and directors Terry and Kathy Grufik have brought together talented teens from around the Tulsa area for the first Tulsa presentation of the Broadway musical “13.” Telling the story of a new kid in town navigating his way “through the social hierarchy of cool kids and geeks” in a Midwestern junior high, “13” is fast-paced, funny and heartfelt. The musical will be presented at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education Oct. 13-16. Tickets are $10. The production is recommended for audience members age 10 and over. For more information, call the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education at 918-595-7777.
10th annual DIVAS Benefit Concert
Some of Tulsa’s top performers will take the stage for the 10th annual DIVAS Benefit Concert at Cain’s Ballroom Oct. 22. The event includes a 7 p.m. reception before the 8 p.m. show. Performers include original divas Rebecca Ungerman, Cindy Cain and Pam Van Dyke. Other performers include Eric Himan, Sharon King Davis, John Sawyer, Annie Ellicott, Heather Richetto-Rumley, Christy Hanewinkel, Meredith Lee, Olivia Duhon and Tavis Minner. The event also includes live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Individual tickets are $150; table sponsorships are $1,000. Proceeds benefit H.O.P.E. (Health Outreach Prevention Education) programs, which focus on HIV and Hepatitis C prevention, education and testing. www.hopetesting.org
Weekends in October
The Castle of Muskogee Halloween Festival
Spooktacular events ranging from not scary to really scary will be on tap at the Castle of Muskogee throughout October. From 6-10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, families can enjoy a walk through Halloween Village, which features hot and cold drinks, food, shops, ghost stories and more. There will be live entertainment on the Pirate Stage, and visitors can enjoy a haunted hayride through the Castle grounds. Those longing for a good fright can visit Casa Morte, a journey through a labyrinth and into a cemetery; the Trail of Blood, a walk through the woods and the cemetery; or the Domus Horrificus spook house. Entrance to the Halloween Village is free, but other events range from $2-$10. www.okcastle.com or 918-687-3625