In town: “Head Over Heels” should be Go-Go good time

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Lillie-Beth Brinkman

For the first time since 2020, the Lyric Theater of Oklahoma is returning to indoor performances, with the opening of Crazy in Love Wednesday night at the Plaza Theater in Oklahoma City.

Crazy in Love features the music of one of the great bands of the 80s that I had on repeat at the time – The Go-Go’s. The group, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year, is the most successful all-female rock band of all time. Production runs until April 30.

Those who see this show will hear familiar tunes like We keep up the pace, lips are sealed and Holidays as it follows members of an Elizabethan-era royal family who go on a getaway to save their beloved kingdom, a press release noted. This is Lyric’s second performance of the 2022 season following “Distant Thunder” at the First Americans Museum.

Michael Baron, the artistic director producer of Lyric, called Crazy in Love an “80s-inspired pop/rock show brimming with fun energy, comedic love triangles and vibrant color”.

“I love The Go-Go’s, and couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate their music than with this hysterical production with outrageous costumes and an awesome band on stage,” he said in the statement. , adding that the musical is set in the fictional Arcadia, Greece, but he imagined it taking place in Arcadia, Oklahoma, and filled it with pop icons from Route 66.

So continues Lyric’s continued creativity in the productions evident in its exterior staging of recent shows – the A Christmas Carol ride at the historic Harn Homestead, Grease on the grounds of Bishop McGuinness High School and more.

The musical will feature a live band with Taylor Yancey on bass, James Metcalfe on drums, and Audrey Oden and Rebekah Stafford on guitar.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to LyricTheatreOKC.org or 405-524-9312. Season sponsors include Devon Energy, Chickasaw Nation, Allied Arts, Oklahomathe Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Coming

The Ambassadors Concert Choir will join the St. John Missionary Baptist Church Choir for a Good Friday concert, “Seven Songs and Seven Sermons,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church at 5700 N. Kelley Ave., a press release noted. For more information, call the church at 405-479-3388.

Circle Cinema will host a special 25th anniversary screening at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for the film Selena, a story about beloved Latin music sensation Selena Quintanilla, starring Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos. Tickets are available at CircleCinema.org or in person at the event.

To note

The Oklahoma Regional Food Bank’s first OKC Restaurant Week in March raised nearly $80,000 to help provide food for Oklahomans living with hunger, according to a recent press release. The week-long event brought together 45 locally operated restaurants who donated a portion of their sales to help alleviate hunger in Oklahoma. Sponsors included Love’s Travel Stops, Dell Technologies and many others. For more information, visit restaurantweekokc.com.

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