Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs
Original Dance by Agnes de Mille
Directed and Choreographed by Kimberly Godfrey
Music Direction by Debra Fleming
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed is making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!
With Linda Fundis as Aunt Eller, Dane Gustafson as Curly, Caitlyn Dubeansky as Laurey, Tyler Pew as Will Parker, Brandon Long as Jud Fry, Emily Baker as Ado Annie Carnes, Doug Warren as Ali Hakim, Kate Crooks as Gertie Cummings, and Max Seymour as Andrew Carnes.