Concert features music for harpsichord: SHAWNEE — Harpsichordist Brad Bennight will perform a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oklahoma Baptist University's Yarborough Auditorium, 500 W University. Bennight will perform this dedicatory recital on a new Flemish-style, double-manual harpsichord donated by Burton Patterson and Paul Hammond. For more information, call 878-2306 or go to www.bradbennight.com.
The woods are dark and deep: Lyric Theatre's Thelma Gaylord Academy will present Stephen Sondheim's musical “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, as well as 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Plaza Theatre, 1725 NW 16. The Tony Award-winning musical features familiar fairy tale characters and explores the consequences of their wishes and quests. For more information, call 524-9312 or go to www.lyrictheatreokc.com.
Get thee to a nunnery: Oklahoma City University will present “Dialogues of the Carmelites” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts auditorium, 2501 N Blackwelder. Francis Poulenc's opera, which will be sung in English, is based on a true story about fear, faith and redemption during the French Revolution. For more information, call 208-5227 or go to www.okcu.edu/tickets.
Attention must be paid: The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre continues its 2012-13 season with a production of Larry Kramer's drama “The Normal Heart. Winner of three 2011 Tony Awards, including best revival, “The Normal Heart” is a searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man's lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Heading the cast are Stacey Logan, Jonathan Beck Reed, Matthew Alvin Brown and Michael Jones. Directed by Broadway veteran Rene Moreno, the production features adult situations and language. Performances begin Friday and continue through Nov. 18 with curtain times at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. For more information, call 848-3761, 297-2264 or go to www.cityrep.com.
Now is the winter of our discontent: The Reduxion Theatre Company, 1613 N Broadway, will present a musical take on Shakespeare's “Richard III,” with performances starting Friday and continuing through Nov. 25. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees Nov. 18 and 25. There will be no performance on Thanksgiving Day. Oklahoma native Rex Daugherty will head the cast of this Shakespearean history play which is based on the bloody rise to the English throne by the tragically misshapen Richard of Gloucester. Director Tyler Woods has set this medieval story in the cabaret world of Germany's Weimar Republic during the 1920s. For more information, call 651-3191 or go to www.reduxiontheatre.com.
Theatrical trivia: Carpenter Square Theatre, 800 W Main, will hold an “Entertainment Trivia Extravaganza” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. The extravaganza will also feature door prizes, team prizes and a snacks buffet. Entry fee is $10. Proceeds will support Carpenter Square Theatre's programming and special building projects at the theater's new location. For more information, call 232-6500 or go to www.carpentersquare.com.
A blue collar Chippendales: EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma will present “The Full Monty” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Nov. 11 in UCO's Mitchell Hall Theatre, 100 N University Drive. Based on the 1997 Academy Award-winning film, “The Full Monty” tells the story of six unemployed steelworkers who decide to present a one-night only fundraiser by becoming male strippers. The musical features adult situations and language. For more information, call 974-3375 or go to www.uco.edu/cfad/events.
Fundraising event: NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Dance will hold its annual fundraising event, titled “Once Upon a Dream,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the 50th floor of the Devon Energy Center, 333 W Sheridan. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a live auction. Susan E. Brackett will be honored for her contributions to the OU School of Dance. Proceeds provide scholarship and enrichment funds OU dance students. For more information, call 325-4051.
Special events: Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52, is holding a discount day food drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds will benefit Yukon's Manna Pantry, an organization that provides families in emergency situations with enough food for 14 days. Guests who bring canned goods or nonperishable food items to the museum will receive one free admission with each paid admission. For more information, call 602-3730.
Modern talk: The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, will offer guided talks about the “American Moderns” exhibit at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday. The event is designed for caregivers and loved ones with dementia. The exhibit features works from 1910 to 1960. Refreshments and an art activity are planned. For more information, call 236-3100 or go to www.okcmoa.com.
— Rick Rogers, Fine Arts Editor