LOOK Musical Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1983 by John and Jane Carmichael Everitt. The mission of The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Tulsa d/b/a LOOK Musical Theatre is to preserve and promote the musical theatre style genre, to the end that current and future audiences, performers, and production members gain an enhanced understanding of the role of musical theatre within a variety of cultural contexts.
The LOOK Festival is made up of vibrant, professional performances created originally for Tulsa. The shows run as a summer festival in partnership with Tulsa Community College. LOOK employs local and national talent for the summer LOOK Festival held at the Performing Arts Center for Education during June.
LOOK is governed by an elected Board of Directors and managed by Managing Director, Heather Dixon. LOOK is a member of the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa.
In 1997, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Tulsa inaugurated Light Opera Oklahoma (LOOK), in association with The University of Tulsa, to present professional performances in repertory fashion. Produced by professional artistic, technical, and marketing personnel, LOOK employs over 90 professional and apprentice performers and technicians annually.
LOOK's orchestral forces are drawn from the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. LOOK often recruits dancers from the Tulsa Ballet and features a children's chorus. The 2011 production of EVITA featured a cast of 20 talented children from Tulsa area schools.
Productions take place at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education at TCC's Southeast Campus. Cabaret performances take place at the Studio Theatre of the PACE during the summer.