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Mira Costa to Present 'Oklahoma!'

Apr 07, 2017 09:59AM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello

"People 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 online orders).

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 LoveThe Surrey with the Fringe On Top, and, of course, Oklahoma!

The Mira Costa production is directed by Cary Jordahl and Carol Mathews.






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