Tulsa Singer-Songwriter Rebecca Ungerman Will Soon Unveil a Song at the NY Musical Theater Festival
On this edition of ST, we're pleased to welcome Rebecca Ungerman back to our program. She has long been known and admired as one of the outstanding jazz/cabaret singers in the Tulsa community. She's also a wonderful songwriter, and her original musical, "The Unwitting Wife," was first staged about two years ago here in town (and was thereafter staged in Israel). Next week, Ungerman will be in New York City to participate in "The Music Box: An Evening of Lady Composers," which is an event presented by the New York Musical Theater Festival; one of Ungerman's songs from "The Unwitting Wife" -- a number called "The Republican Song" -- was chosen to be part of this "Music Box" gala. Ungerman also tells about a show she's appearing in this weekend (that is, tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday) at the Liddy Doenges Theatre in the Tulsa PAC -- it's the SummerStage production of "Bare: A Pop Opera." Also on today's show, we follow-up on an interview that we aired earlier this week, when we spoke about recent cuts in the City of Tulsa's budget for arts funding. Our guest is Frank Gallagher of the city-funded Clark Youth Theatre, which has been a fixture on the Tulsa arts scene for 20+ years...and which had its funding cut and then (temporarily) restored earlier this year.