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'Oklahoma!' by Rodgers & Hammerstein

October 13, 2017
8:00 pm
San Jose City College Theater

Oct 7,13, 21 at 8PM; Oct 8,14,15,22 at 2PM In our 45th year of High Quality Stage Productions, Lyric Theatre presents "Oklahoma!" with Music by Richard Rodgers and Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the play, "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs. Original Dances by Agnes de Mille. Fully staged, in English, performed by accomplished singers from the entire Bay Area. Featuring Lyric's excellent directors, orchestra, set designs and costumes. Oklahoma! was the first of many successful musicals written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. An innovative musical without stars, "gags", or chorus girls in flimsy attire, it integrated songs and American style folk dances into a heartfelt story. Set in Oklahoma Territory in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancee, Ado Annie. The original Broadway production opened in 1943, was a box-office smash and ran for an unprecedented 2,212 performances, later enjoying award-winning revivals, national tours, foreign productions and a 1955 film adaptation, which won an Academy Award for Best Music. Rodgers and Hammerstein won a special Pulitzer Prize for Oklahoma! in 1944. Full of familiar songs and rousing dances! Stage Director: Barbara Murray Music Director: Jean Narunsky Choreographer: Pauline Kanter Fight Choreographer: Kit Wilder Producer: Chris Frye Assistant Producer: Cheryl Passanisi Discounts available for Students, Seniors, and Groups. Presented by Lyric Theatre of San Jose


San Jose City College Theater

Science Complex, 2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95128, USA

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