April 18, 2014

Oklahoma!
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Hainline Theatre
Description: Oklahoma!

Music by Richard Rodgers; libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II
April 11, 12,16, 17, and 18

Rachel Chaves

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 the Oklahoma territory just after the turn of the 20th 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 smoothly, 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!
Related Web Site: 2013-14 Season
Contact Information:
 Wendi Mattson
 Phone: (309) 298-1543
 Email: Wk-Mattson@wiu.edu
Source: Department of Theatre & Dance

Western Illinois University
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