The fast paced, colorful musical — “Junie B. Jones” will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. today in the McSwain Theatre. From author Barbara Park’s early reader series of 28 books that depict the adventures of the outspoken little girl through first grade, the stage production is about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. The audience will follow Junie’s adventures as she writes down the story of her life in her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.”
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets can be purchased by calling (580) 332-8108 or online at www.McSwainTheatre.com.
The historic theater is located at 120 w. Main St. in Ada.
The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association show opens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in Hardy Murphy Coliseum and Arena 2. The event is highlighted by NRCHA/AQHA/SRCHA approved shows including NRCHA Derby Jackpot Classes (Herd, Rein, Cow) 2 AQHA Reining & Ranch Riding Shows and feature cow horse, reining and ranch riding classes.
The event continues through Saturday.
“Theatre at Southeastern” answers an age-old question at 7:30 p.m. Thursday when the 49th annual children’ show “Do Superheroes Have to Eat Their Vegetables?” is spotlighted for a one-time general audience performance. Described as a comic adventure, “Do Superheroes Have to Eat Their Vegetables?” features a small cast of Theatre at Southeastern veterans.
Technology plays a large role in the production. Director Dell McLain says, “I marvel at the progress we’ve made in updating Montgomery Auditorium. Long a home for beautiful music and engaging theatre, now it has become one of the most technologically advance theaters in the region. We’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what is possible with the HD hardware pared with new animation programming in the hands of talented design faculty and students. I’m so excited for audiences to see our first experiments in this brave new world.”
General admission is $2 at the door of the historic auditorium on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. To ask questions call (580) 745-2696.
The Chickasaw National Recreation Area’s first Thursday’s lecture series will present Native Pollinators at 7 p.m. Thursday. This is the second presentation in the three-part series. r David Redhage, Kerr Center President and CEO for Sustainable Agriculture, will be the guest speaker. Redhage will share his thoughts on native pollinators’ agrarian and environmental importance.
The series offers attendees the opportunity to explore the world of pollinators, their importance to humanity, and the survival challenges they face today. The lecture will also offer ways area residents can contribute to success of pollinators by planting various native plants that may promote beneficial pollinators such as hummingbirds, beetles, bees and butterflies.
The event will be in the Travertine Nature Center at the CNRA.
The 65th Annual Madill FFA Rodeo opens Friday in the Madill Rodeo Arena. The parade will kick-off the event at 5:30 p.m. in Madill’s downtown square. Rodeo action, billed as “tons of fun for all ages,” will be 8 to 10 p.m. both Friday and Saturday and is Cowboy Regional Rodeo Association and United Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned. Events include Bareback Bronc Riding, Cowgirl's Barrel Racing, Cowgirl's Breakaway Roping, Ranch Bronc Riding, Ranch Saddle Back, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling,Team Roping and Tie Down Roping
Tickets are $10 at the gate.
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