WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

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Unsung Heros

Tulsa People recognizes 25 Tulsans who are making a difference in the community, giving time and talent to make Tulsa a better place.

Nominated by Gail Lapidus, executive director and CEO, Family & Children’s Services:

“Patrick is a new but passionate supporter of the agency. Last December, he hosted a party for acquaintances, business associates and friends and asked his guests to bring unwrapped age-appropriate gifts for either 5-year-olds or 55-plus seniors. All gifts were contributed to the Holiday Assistance Program at Family & Children’s Services. Several hundred gifts were collected, plus monetary donations totaling nearly $300.

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END OF THE DAY: Danny Day’s Retirement Bash

Just like Waiting for Guffman but in Tulsa!

Patrick Hobbs has been performing with Tulsa theater companies for years, now he shares some of that history through his “alter ego” Danny Day, in this charming cabaret show written by Machele Miller Dill and Hobbs, the show spans the 50-year career of Danny Day, a character described as a “bon vivant and community theatre icon extraordinaire.” It will feature true stories of Tulsa theater history and a song list drawn from the best of Broadway.

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Tulsa Voice

Tulsa has been home to an abundance of community theater almost since statehood. Community theater here continues to evolve, producing some incredible productions and honing some amazing, talented performers and backstage staff.

Only recently has Tulsa achieved an Actor’s Equity Association-affiliated organization. Tulsa Project Theatre is the first equity theater group in Tulsa and only the third in the state.

The Actor’s Equity Association is a union based, professional organization. Anyone who wants to become a professional actor strives for equity status. As an equity member, you get first crack at auditions, and more benefits come after you’re cast. Without equity status an actor may never get an audition with a professional theater.

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CLUE - The Muscical

What I really liked about Clue was that our show was different from each of the others that will run each night until Saturday. The play turned out one of 216 possible ways: Miss Scarlett killed Mr. Boddy with the wrench in the conservatory.

No one slights Miss Scarlett with a ring beset with cubic zirconia and then dumps her for Mrs. Peacock, who confessed to retaining Joan Rivers’s plastic surgeon, and gets away with it.

The soon-to-be-offed Mr. Boddy was in charge of the show from the start, which I thought was pretty interesting since he was dead for a good part of it. He explained the rules of the game at the beginning of the show, thank goodness. I’d never played the board game (don’t gasp – it’s been done).

One person said “I want this guy to hang out at my house and just talk about stuff. Great voice, great delivery…” Read the full article by clicking the link below.

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Tulsa People - Double Take

John Orsulak and Patrick Hobbs were Westie parents long before their own hair turned white.

When their first pair of Westies, Phyfe and J.P., passed away, “There was kind of a hole,” Orsulak says. “You didn’t hear the pitter-patter of paws. Nobody greeting you at the door.”

So, the couple contacted Oklahoma Westie Rescue, a nonprofit that takes in West Highland White Terriers (Westies) and similar breeds — terrier mixes, Malteses, Yorkies and more — who are unwanted, abandoned or rescued from puppy mills.
 


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Hobbs was recently recognized by the Arts Alliance Tulsa as one of several recipients of the playyourpART Award for his service commitment to Theatre Tulsa and the arts in Tulsa. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for Theatre Tulsa, treasurer to the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, and is part-time staff for Tulsa International MayFest and The Tulsa Garden Center.

Pat was recognized in 2016 with Echo Theatre Company’s first ever Pat Hobbs Resonance Award.  The award rotates each year to a deserving volunteer or supporter of Echo.

Pat celebrated his 5-year anniversary as an esophageal cancer survivor by hosting a 5-year-old Christmas party donating over $300 of age-appropriate gifts to Family and Children’s Services of Tulsa. The gesture was recognized with articles in Oklahoma Magazine and Tulsa People Magazine.

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Hobbs served as chair of Theatre Tulsa’s 75 Anniversary Season