FEB 23 - 25, RUN TIME:
A SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT BY SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL A boot stompin’, petticoat twirlin’ musical love story set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century. The high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys crescendos as the territory becomes a brand new state, OKLAHOMA! Music and Lyrics by Richard Rogers; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Original Dances by Agnes de Mille; Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs
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Set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that these two romantics will succeed in making a life together. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey are poised to spend their new life together in a brand new state: OKLAHOMA!
When Oklahoma! closed in 1948 it had run a total of 2,212 performances and it was then the longest running musical in Broadway history. It had won a special Pulitzer Prize in 1944, set a new standard for Broadway musicals in which the music, lyrics, book and choreography were all an integral part of the story and made Rodgers and Hammerstein the new, hot musical theatre writing team. Today, it’s considered to be a classic.