Welcome to Tulsa Spotlight Theatre

The Best Theater in Tulsa

The "Drunkard" is back!

We have missed all of you. 

It is great to have people laughing and having fun in the theatre again.

For now we are still operating at a reduced capacity and with Covid-19 restrictions. 

We are a non-profit and mostly volunteer organization. Please consider a donation to be part of  our long standing tradition of supporting the arts and the Tulsa community.

Upcoming Events

  • 12 Incompetent Jurors - Friday July 30th at 7:30 pm
    12 Incompetent Jurors - Friday July 30th at 7:30 pm
    1381 Riverside Dr
    Jul 30, 7:30 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man
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  • 12 Incompetent Jurors - Saturday, July 31st at 2:00 pm
    12 Incompetent Jurors - Saturday, July 31st at 2:00 pm
    1381 Riverside Dr
    Jul 31, 2:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man
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  • The Drunkard  July 31, 2021
    The Drunkard July 31, 2021
    1381 Riverside Dr
    Jul 31, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time mellodrammer!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
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  • 12 Incompetent Jurors - Sunday August 1st at 2:00 pm
    12 Incompetent Jurors - Sunday August 1st at 2:00 pm
    1381 Riverside Dr
    Aug 01, 2:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man
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  • 12 Incompetent Jurors - Friday August 6th at 7:30 pm
    12 Incompetent Jurors - Friday August 6th at 7:30 pm
    1381 Riverside Dr
    Aug 06, 7:30 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man
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  • 12 Incompetent Jurors - Saturday August 7th at 2:00 pm
    12 Incompetent Jurors - Saturday August 7th at 2:00 pm
    1381 Riverside Dr
    Aug 07, 2:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man
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  • The Drunkard  August 7, 2021
    The Drunkard August 7, 2021
    1381 Riverside Dr
    Aug 07, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time mellodrammer!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
    Share
  • 12 Incompetent Jurors - Sunday August 8th at 2:00 pm
    12 Incompetent Jurors - Sunday August 8th at 2:00 pm
    1381 Riverside Dr
    Aug 08, 2:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man
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  • The Drunkard  August 14, 2021
    The Drunkard August 14, 2021
    1381 Riverside Dr
    Aug 14, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time mellodrammer!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
    Share
  • The Drunkard  August 21, 2021
    The Drunkard August 21, 2021
    1381 Riverside Dr
    Aug 21, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time mellodrammer!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
    Share
  • The Drunkard  August 28, 2021
    The Drunkard August 28, 2021
    1381 Riverside Dr
    Aug 28, 7:00 PM
    1381 Riverside Dr, 1381 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA
    Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in "The Drunkard," an "old time mellodrammer!" Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of the Tulsa area's finest talent in the "Olio" preceding the play.
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The Drunkard Goes Viral

Stephen Ryan has been performing at the Tulsa Spotlight Theatre for several years and has performed over a hundred times.   Along with Harvey Green, the villain, Stephen also portrays Joe Morgan, the drunkard, and Willie Hammond, the hero.  He has also performed in various other plays, mostly at Sapulpa Community Theater where he has appeared in Death of a Salesman, And Then There Were None and Every Christmas Story Ever Told.  Stephen would like to thank the Spotlight Theatre for the continued opportunity to perform and he is looking forward to returning to the stage again in a safe and healthy future. 

Annette Lorraine is no newcomer to the performing arts world. She has worked with the Ada Shakespeare Company on multiple occasions, including Viola in Twelfth Night, Horatio in Hamlet, and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing. She had also been the title character in Euripides Medea, and Catherine in Proof by David Auburn.

Annette Lorraine is a personal trainer as well as a dancer and choreographer, an avid hiker, and a dedicated yogi.

She is grateful for the opportunity to work in the theater world of Tulsa and sends her love to her family and friends, especially her mother. “Mom, you are my sunshine.”

Chase Mowery came to Oklahoma from Illinois. Coincidentally, his first part as an actor was as Will in Rodger and Hammerstein's classical musical, Oklahoma! He has performed in a variety of shows including Seussical the Musical, Dog Sees God, and Three Sisters. His toughest role to date was as Jerry in Edward Albee's The Zoo Story. His passion for the theater was stoked by Danny Grider, his high school director. 

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The Spotlight History

What is the Spotlight Theatre?

Tulsa Spotlight Theatre has made a name for itself since 2000 as the most talked about Theater in Tulsa. And as such, we want to keep you updated on announcements of new shows, features on some of our most talented performers, and notes on reviews in the press. Have a look below at what’s being said about us, and make sure you never miss out on any Tulsa Spotlight Theatre performances or special events by signing up for our newsletter.

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The Spotlight Theatre is a Tulsa Landmark

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The Drunkard is the oldest

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A place for children development.

Upcoming Entertainment

Theatre Shows

Upcoming Entertainment

Theatre Shows

Come out to one of our special performances, we know you’ll be glad you did.

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Children's Theatre

The Children's theatre put on at least 6 programs a year using local talent. Spotlight staff educate, Foster and develop young people to achieve their highest artistic talents through productions, theatrical and workshops.

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Plan your next event at the Spotlight Theater

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The Drunkard and the Olio

It began on Nov. 14, 1953 and has never stopped! That’s how The Drunkard became America’s longest-running play. More than 3,000 Tulsans have participated on or offstage. More than a quarter-million have seen the show, making it a laughter-filled Tulsa tradition in which temperance triumphs and evildoers receive their merited fates. There are even tomatoes to throw at the villain!

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