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 part of SummerStage at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. LOOK employs local and national talent for the summer LOOK Festival held at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center during June and July.
LOOK is governed by an elected Board of Directors and managed by Artistic Director, Eric Gibson. 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 25-piece 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 in the Williams and Norman Theatres of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center in downtown Tulsa. Cabaret performances take place at the Norman Theatre of the PAC during the summer. An annual Valentine’s Day Cabaret is held at Harwelden Mansion each year, offering delicious food and wine with live entertainment by favorite LOOK artists.