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What to do in Oklahoma on May 2, 2019: See The Pollard Theatre's production of 'Beehive: The 60’s Musical' in Guthrie

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Guthrie's Pollard Theatre is in the final weekend of its production of "Beehive: The 60's Musical." [Photo provided]
Guthrie's Pollard Theatre is in the final weekend of its production of "Beehive: The 60's Musical." [Photo provided]

Today's featured event:

GUTHRIE - Catch the final weekend of The Pollard Theatre's production of Larry Gallagher’s “Beehive: The 60’s Musical” at 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the historic theater, 120 W Harrison Ave. in downtown Guthrie. 

“Beehive: The 60’s Musical” tells the six young women who came of age in the complicated decade to the tune “Be My Baby,” Son of a Preacher Man,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and other iconic songs made famous by – and in many cases, written by – women.

The Pollard previously staged the jukebox musical, billed as “the ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment,” about a decade ago, Producing Artistic Director W. Jerome Stevenson told me in a fall interview. With the Broadway popularity of “Beautiful,” the Tony Award-winning Carole King musical biopic, it’s a prime time to restyle “Beehive,” which includes the King classics “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “A Natural Woman.”

“It tells you how instrumental women were in the music of the ‘60s. Yes, you know a lot about the Beatles, and that’s what everybody references. … But these women – these groups, these singers and songwriters – they are the soundtrack of the ‘60s,” he said of “Beehive.” “In music, these women and what they did – Carole King and Aretha Franklin and the Chiffons and Diane Ross and the Supremes -- they shaped it.”

For more information, go to www.thepollard.org or call 282-2800.

For more Oklahoma events, go to newsok.com/calendar.

-BAM

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Guthrie's Pollard Theatre is in the final weekend of its production of "Beehive: The 60's Musical." [Photo provided]

Guthrie's Pollard Theatre is in the final weekend of its production of "Beehive: The 60's Musical." [Photo provided]

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›

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