Mira Costa to Present 'Oklahoma!'
Apr 07, 2017 09:59AM
● Published by Jeanne Fratello
will say they’re in love" when they take their "surrey with a fringe on top" to visit that place where "the wind comes sweepin' down the plain..." That would be Oklahoma!, of course, the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which will be performed by Mira Costa High School's Drama/Tech Department from April 21 to April 29 at Mira Costa's main auditorium.
Showtimes include Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Discount pre-sale tickets will be available at Patterson Cleaners
, Tiffany Cleaners
, Dietz Bros. Music
; or online through April 29 at www.miracostadramaboosters.org.
Pre-sale tickets cost $15 for adults; $10 for students and seniors (with a $1 additional fee for
Tickets at the box office will cost $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
Oklahoma!, first produced on Broadway in 1943, was a groundbreaking musical
that ushered in the golden age of musical theater and set the standard
for American musicals. Set in
1906, just before Oklahoma achieved statehood, the show focuses on
rivalries – both farmers and ranchers fighting over fences and land
rights, and romantic rivalries. Laurie, a strong-willed farm
girl, and Curly, an exuberant cowboy, deny their obvious attraction,
creating an opportunity for farmhand Jud to come between them. Laurie’s
friend, Ado Annie, finds herself torn between her local beau, Will, and
the smooth-talking traveling salesman, Ali Hakim. Pulling it all
together are the numerous songs and dance numbers that
have made Oklahoma! an American musical classic, including Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, People Will Say We’re in Love, The Surrey with the Fringe On Top, and, of course, Oklahoma!
The Mira Costa production is directed by Cary Jordahl and Carol
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