MLT Presents: OKLAHOMA!
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 in 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! The music and lyrics have proven to be some of the best in musical theatre with songs that include “Oh What a Beautiful Morning”, “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top”, People Will Say We’re in Love, “I Can’t Say No”, “Oklahoma! and many more, making this a musical treat for all the family.
Production Dates- April 6 – 15, 2012
Box Office opens April 2
First cast meeting and read through Monday, February 13, 7:30 p.m. at Macon Little Theatre
Aunt Eller …………..Patsy Seymour
Will Parker………….Chris Freeman
Ado Annie………….Colby Marshall
Gertie Cummings…..Ashley Feagin
(there are 17 more speaking characters who will be assigned as we begin rehearsals from the following actors)
David Zampa, Brent Jones, Matt Case, Zebulon Self, Jeremy Greene, Coty Johnson
Starla Evans, Jennifer Medlock, Bailey Vincent, Mamie Katharine Knight,
Amanda Schroeder, Mallory Jordan, Noelle Spangler
Sophie Leicht, Madelyn Harvin, Jenna Staten, Brooklyn Rogers