Oklahoma!

By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

Based on the play “Green Grows the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs.

Directed By: Judy Johnson

Evening Performances
7/26,27,28,29 & 8/3,4,5 at 7pm

Matinee Performances
7/30 & 8/6 at 1pm

Tickets: Adults $6 advance, $8 at the door; Children (6-16) $4
Tickets available at Ptacek’s IGA, Prescott Chamber Office, First National Bank of Prescott and from any cast member.

Great Concessions available, come early for a picnic in the park!.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, "Oklahoma!" takes the Great River Road Theatre stage this summer in July at Prescott’s Town Square Park. A great story and show stopping tunes has made "Oklahoma!" a perennial favorite for musical theatre buffs since the Pulitzer Prize winning drama first electrified crowds at its 1943 premiere. Fifty years later the revival won a special Tony award.

The groundbreaking musical set the standards for musical theatre that are still being followed today. You'll drive home crooning such singable songs as "Surrey With The Fringe On Top", "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'", "Kansas City", "People Will Say We're In Love", and "Oklahoma!" No wonder, nearly every song in the sparkling score is a classic!

Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and the cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.

 

 

 

Cast of Characters
(Click for Cast Pix/Bios)

        Curly .................................................................Cordell Wesselink
        Laurey ...............................................................Erin Davis
        Aunt Eller ...........................................................Kate Baker
        Ado Annie Carnes ...............................................Lisa Hansen
        Jud Fry ..............................................................Jon Helberg
        Will Parker ........................................................Alex Helberg
        Ali Hakim ..........................................................Scott Halverson
        Ike Skidmore ......................................................Zach Lewis
        Gertie Cummings ................................................Terese Helberg
        Andrew Carnes ...................................................Curt Jacobsen
        Cord Elam ..........................................................Don Bauer
        Fred ...................................................................Jerry Gatzke
        Slim ...................................................................Rick Perkins
        Ellen ..................................................................Deb Kariesch
        Kate ...................................................................Elizabeth Gerke
        Sylvie .................................................................Carol Prince
        Armina ...............................................................Dorothy Most
        Aggie ..................................................................Kathy Wesselink
        Chalmers ............................................................Bob Baker
        Mike ..................................................................Travis Cooper-Novak
        Joe .....................................................................Marvin Johnson
        Vivian ................................................................LuAnne Sabelko
        Virginia ..............................................................Beth Sabelko

        (photos courtesy of Mark Andrle Photography)

          Great River Road Theatre Orchestra
                         Directed by Monica Laust

        Tim Peterson ......................................................Piano
        Catlyn Lee .........................................................Alto Sax
        Chris Koele ........................................................Tenor Sax
        Jenny Simon .......................................................Flute
        Aime Wrisky ......................................................Flute
        Katie Simon .......................................................Clarinet
        Monica Laust .....................................................Clarinet
        Amy Mutschler ...................................................Trumpet
        Sandy Hayes ......................................................Trumpet
        Doug Last ..........................................................Trombone
        Lisa Wenzel .......................................................Tuba

         

        For more info, please email us at: Info@GreatRiverRoadTheatre.org
         

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