It's not just a day or a weekend. The Coleman Theatre is hosting a series of events called the '07 Centennial Series to celebrate Oklahoma's 100th anniversary.
“We had thought about doing it just the day of the centennial, but shows kept coming up that celebrated the event and it grew into a series,” said Barbara Smith, manager of the Coleman.
One of the highlights of the series will be its finale, the “Centennial Follies” on Nov. 3.
Produced by Virginia Swanson, the show will bring vaudeville back to the Coleman.
“We're going to have another ‘Five Minutes of Fame' like that which was such a success at the Coleman's birthday program,” Smith said.
Applications for entries in the “Five Minutes” program are available at the theatre and they need to be turned in at the theatre by Oct. 15.
Activities actually began the last weekend of September with the production of “Oklahoma!” by the Miami Little Theatre.
The next function is Oct. 13 when the Miami Arts and Humanities Council is hosting “Follies and Flicks on Route 66.”
The program on Rogers is free and will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and will feature one of his films as well as an impersonator.
Less than a week later, on Oct. 18, Miami native and pianist David Osborne will perform with his trio from the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Five by Design, a local favorite, will present “Radio Days,” the radio music of World War II, on Oct. 26.
“I think ‘Radio Days' will give our youth a new appreciation for those who wear a uniform,” Smith said.
The restored Mighty Wurlitzer will be shown off on Oct. 28 when internationally recognized concert organist Donna Parker performs.
The grand finale will be the Centennial Follies on Nov. 3.