About Boomtown Theater
The Boomtown Theater is beginning its 42nd season with more than 100 productions, including dramas, comedies, mysteries, musicals, the World War II show, and most recently, the Wheeler # 1, which was written and directed by Luann Branch, a former vocal music teacher at Drumright High School, to celebrate Drumright's Centennial year.
The Boomtown's season begins in the fall with a melodrama and olio in early October, in conjunction with Drumright's Oil Patch Days. Additional productions take place in November and April each season.
Weldon Jones, the Community Player who helped found the theater in 1971, began molding an enthusiastic group of actors and technicians into the artistically successful community theater of today. Originally, the thespians moved from temporary stage to vacant building, hauled folding chairs in the back of pickup trucks, set up the stage, performed the play, dismantled the stage, and returned the chairs.
Over time, the Boomtown Theater board of directors purchased two retail buildings on East Broadway Street in downtown Drumright. Its current location in unmistakable, marked by a traditional marquee that was financed through local contributions.
"The Broken Statue"
Bob Perry, author of The Broken Statue - which will be performed by Drumright's own Boomtown Players - recently met with play director Emily Ann Warner at The Sugar Plum in downtown Drumright. His wife, Louise, and other members of the theater board, cast, and staff were present.Read More...
The Palace on the Prairie
The invitation read, "You are invited to attend the opening party ... on June Second Nineteen hundred and twenty eight. Come at twelve o'clock for luncheon. The afternoon entertainment requires that you come attired in riding clothes. E.W. Marland" Read More...