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Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

Musical


Writers:
  • star vehicle (male)
  • star vehicle (female)
  • musical comedy
  • based on literature
  • social themes
  • americana
  • classic musical theatre
  • rodgers and hammerstein
  • country western


Overview


Synopsis

The first collaboration of famed partners Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! set the American musical theatre standard. 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: O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A - OKLAHOMA!


Characters

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Lead

Soprano

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1943
Genres
Comedy, Dark Comedy, Romance
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
turn of the century, 1900s
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal For
elementary school, high school, college/university, amateur/community, professional theatre, religious organizations
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes mature adult, elderly, young adult, adult characters
Tags:
  • star vehicle (male)
  • star vehicle (female)
  • musical comedy
  • based on literature
  • social themes
  • americana
  • classic musical theatre
  • rodgers and hammerstein
  • country western

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