Shadows in the Spotlight: The History of The Spotlight Theater and Riverside Studio

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Shadows in the Spotlight: The History of Spotlight Theater and Riverside Studio by Jill Hierstein-Morris was released in November 2022. 

Shadows in the Spotlight is a non-fiction book about the Tulsa Spotlight Theater - a Tulsa landmark, architecturall treasure, and the longest consectuvitely running play in American theater history. "The Drunkard," by Richard Mansfield Dickinson, a nineteenth century temperance melodrama with audience participation, is performed every Saturday evening. The 70th anniversary will be in 2023. 

The show also includes "Olio" a variety of acts by musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, and novelty acts. And on Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, The Spotlight Children's Theater presents up to six shows yearly, with 20-30 actors in each play. 

The theater building, designed by the famous architect, Bruce Goff, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house was designed for the well-known piano teacher Patti Adams Shriner in 1928. It features art by sculptor Alfonso Ianelli and muralist Olinka Hrdy. 

Thousands of actors have performed on the Tuls Spotlight stage, and thousands have attended Spotlight performances. The is the ONLY book evern written exclusively about the Tulsa Spotlight Theater. 

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  • Softcover
  • 129 pages 
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