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TU's Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre Presents "Beehive"

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Aired on Tuesday, October 15th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Machele Miller Dill and Michael Wright, two University of Tulsa faculty members who are currently co-directing the TU Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre's presentation of "Beehive." (Dill is also doing the choreography for this production.) Created in the 1980s by the late Larry Gallagher, this show is a music revue --- rather than a "jukebox musical" --- that moves through the sea-change of a decade that was the Sixties by focusing chronologically on the work of popular "girl groups" like The Chiffons, The Shirelles, and The Supremes as well as on the solo careers of such iconic female singer/songwriters as Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Cher, and Aretha Franklin. "Beehive" also travels --- over the course of some 40 different songs --- from the high heels and long skirts of the early 1960s to the free-flowing hair and hippie fashions of the end of the decade. It will be staged at the Lorton Performance Center on the TU campus from Thursday the 17th through Sunday the 20th; for exact show times, box office hours, and other details, you can visit this page at the TU website.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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