Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wait Until Dark: Meet the Cast & Buy Tickets



Eventbrite - The Wizard of Oz: Friday, 9/30 at 7:30pm

Wait Until Dark
October 20-22 & 27-29, 2017
Tulsa Little Theatre
All performances at 8pm

AN UNFORGETTABLE AND TERRIFYING PSYCHO-THRILLER, JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!

"...a first-rate shocker, the suspense drama we've long awaited eagerly." -New York Post

"There's something charming about being scared together with fellow audience members at a live event. The danger is enhanced by the sight of an actor stabbing into the dark with a kitchen knife." -L.A. Times

"Wait Until Dark reminds CGI-infected audiences that a few shadows, a shiny knife, and compelling characters can still go a long way to create suspense... the famous showdown does not disappoint." -Entertainment Weekly

SYNOPSIS: In 1944 New York, a Greenwich Village apartment becomes the scene for a deadly game of cat and mouse, with an unsuspecting blind woman, Susan (Mindy Barker) as the victim. A sinister con man, Roat (Joshua Branson Barker), and ex-convict, Carlino (Russell Herrera, Jr.), manipulate and terrorize Susan to reclaim a mysterious doll. With Susan's husband away on a business trip, she only has her bratty neighbor, Gloria (Sydney Bush) to help her. Or can they trust Sam's old army pal, Mike (Matthew Brown)? Or perhaps Susan's new husband is in on the con? With murder afoot and suspense building, Susan deftly decides to "wait until dark" in an attempt to outwit her assailants. The thrills begin when the lights go out. Wait Until Dark's electrifying, breath-stopping final scene is proof that what you can't see can hurt you.

RATING: PG-13 for language, violence, and terror


MEET THE CAST

MINDY BARKER as SUSAN HENDRIX
Mindy is thrilled to bring to life one of her favorite stage characters-- the strong, clever, and determined Susan, who refuses to let her blindness define her. She's especially excited to perform opposite her husband, Josh, who plays the murderous Roat. Mindy is the Founding Managing Director of Encore! Tulsa. In addition to performing in over 60 stage productions in Tulsa and Los Angeles, she has appeared in the feature film, Jersey Boys (directed by Clint Eastwood), as well as many television shows, including Mad Men, Pretty Little Liars, Parks and Recreation, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Scandal. Her favorite Encore! credits include Steel Magnolias (Shelby), It's a Wonderful Life (Mary Bailey), A Christmas Story (Mother), and Peter Pan (Peter Pan).

JOSHUA BRANSON BARKER as ROAT
Joshua is the Founding Artistic Director of Encore! Tulsa. In addition to performing in over 80 stage productions in Tulsa, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, Joshua has worked on feature films, including August: Osage County (with Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor) and Te Ata, and the short film, Dragula (directed by Adam Shankman and starring Rob Riggle and Missi Pyle). He also worked on the CBS TV series, Baby Daddy, and in Entertainment at Universal Studios Hollywood. He has written and published The Lost Pages series, which currently includes one book and five plays, plus a web series that is in pre-production. His favorite Encore! credits include: It's a Wonderful Life (George Bailey), A Christmas Story (Old Man), The Wizard of Oz (Cowardly Lion), Jungle Book (Baloo), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Willy Wonka).



MATTHEW BROWN as MIKE TALMAN
Matthew is thrilled to perform in another Encore! show, having played Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Prince William Charming in The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty, Grumpy in The Lost Pages of Snow White, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book, Harry Bailey and other roles in It's a Wonderful Life, and Caesar in The Lost Pages of Oz.


RUSSELL HERRERA JR. as SERGEANT CARLINO
Born and raised in Texas where he received his BFA in Photography from SHSU, Russell transplanted to Oklahoma in 2009. He began his acting career in 2014 appearing in the Kings Of Leon music video, Beautiful War. He's since most notably filmed with Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano for the movie Wildlife, and with Ricky Whittle and Bryan Green for the STARZ televison series, American Gods. Russell has taken multiple classes with Encore! Tulsa and played The Lumberjack in The Lost Pages of Cinderella.


SYDNEY BUSH as GLORIA

Sydney is 14 years old and a ninth grader at Bixby Middle School. She loves to act, and is a Senior Artist in Encore! Tulsa's Pre-Professional Youth Acting Program.  This is her ninth show with Encore!, having performed in The Lost Pages of Snow White (Evil Queen), The Lost Pages of Cinderella (Mischief), The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty (Mischief), A Christmas Story (Esther Jane), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Lucy), Wizard of Oz (Ozian), Winnie the Pooh (Piglet), and Peter Pan (Curly).

MATT MORRISON as SAM HENDRIX
Matt enjoys theatre and has been acting for eight years, but his biggest passion is playing and writing music with his church and with his band mates. New to disc golf, he enjoys playing a round any chance he gets. He's excited to return to the Encore! stage as Sam in Wait Until Dark. Encore! credits: The Jungle Book (King Louie), Winnie the Pooh (Eeyore), The Lost Pages of Cinderella (Mayhem), The Lost Pages of Snow White (Mayhem), The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty (Mayhem), Fame (Montgomery), Alice in Wonderland (Executioner),

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Meet the Cast of The Lost Pages of Snow White

The Lost Pages of Snow White and the Quest for the Dark Scrolls
August 18-20, 2017 at Tulsa Little Theatre
Presented by Encore! Tulsa
Sponsored by Tulsa Little Theatre and Law Office of Bryce A. Hill

Eventbrite - The Wizard of Oz: Friday, 9/30 at 7:30pm


MEET THE CAST:


JOSHUA BRANSON BARKER as PHANTOM
Joshua is the writer, co-director, and co-designer of The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty and the Founding Artistic Director of Encore! Tulsa. In addition to performing in over 80 stage productions, Joshua has worked on feature films, including August: Osage County and Te Ata, and the short film, Dragula (directed by Adam Shankman and starring Rob Riggle and Missi Pyle), as well as the CBS TV series, Baby Daddy. His favorite Encore! credits include: A Christmas Story (Old Man), The Wizard of Oz (Cowardly Lion), Jungle Book (Baloo), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Willy Wonka).


SYDNEY BUSH as MISCHIEF (EVIL QUEEN)
Sydney is 14 years old and a ninth grader at Bixby Middle School. She loves to act, and is a Senior Artist in Encore! Tulsa's Pre-Professional Youth Acting Program.  This is her eighth show with Encore!, having performed in The Lost Pages of Cinderella (Mischief), The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty (Mischief), A Christmas Story (Esther Jane), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Lucy), Wizard of Oz (Ozian), Winnie the Pooh (Piglet), and Peter Pan (Curly).


ANABEL WHITE as FRANCIS (SNOW WHITE)
Anabel's passions include singing, dance, reading, and school. She has attended several Encore! classes and camps, and she has performed in nine Encore! productions. Anabel would like to thank Mindy and Josh for the mentorship, guidance and trust that they have given her the last two years. Encore! credits: The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty (Briar Rose), The Lost Pages of Cinderella (Francis), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Frieda), and James and the Giant Peach (Centipede). Anabel is represented by BK Talent Agency.

MINDY BARKER as NEFARIA WRATHORN
Mindy is the co-director and co-designer of The Lost Pages of Snow White and the Founding Managing Director of Encore! Tulsa. In addition to performing in over 60 stage productions in Tulsa and Los Angeles, she has appeared in the feature film, Jersey Boys (directed by Clint Eastwood), as well as many television shows, including Mad Men, Pretty Little Liars, Parks and Recreation, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Scandal. Her favorite Encore! credits include Steel Magnolias (Shelby), It's a Wonderful Life (Mary Bailey), A Christmas Story (Mother), and Peter Pan (Peter Pan).

JACK MARICLE as PRINCE SARAH CHARMING
Jack is thrilled to work on another Encore! show, having performed in The Lost Pages of Cinderella (Prince Sarah Charming), A Christmas Story (Ralphie), Winnie the Pooh (Pooh), and A Charlie Brown Christmas (Charlie Brown). Jack has also served as a CIT for Encore's summer camps in addition to attending multiple Encore! classes and camps.

JARED BARKER as MAYHEM
Jared is excited to perform with Encore! again, having played such roles as Mayhem in The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty and The Lost Pages of Cinderella, Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Adult Ralph in A Christmas Story, and Schroeder in A Charlie Brown Christmas.


TAYLOR TERRELL as PUSS IN BOOTS
Taylor is a Senior Artist in Encore! Tulsa's Pre-Professional Youth Acting Program and has loved working with Encore! for the past seven years. She has appeared in over 25 Encore! productions, including The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty (Puss in Boots), Peter Pan (Peter Pan), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), The Jungle Book (Tabaqui), and A Charlie Brown Christmas (Lucy).