Schroon Lake A classic Broadway musical will be performed in Schroon Lake.
“Oklahoma!” will be presented by Schroon Lake Central School students Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23. Shows are at 7 p.m. each evening in the school auditorium.
“Rodgers & Hammersteins most innovative production set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today,” said Wendy Sargent, a Schroon Lake teacher and the play’s director. “Please join us for a memorable production.”
The play reached Broadway in 1943 and was made into a hit movie in 1955. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein won a Pulitzer Prize for the play in 1944.
Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, “Oklahoma!” tells the love story of Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl. The romance is complicated by Jud, the hired hand at Laurey’s farm.
The play is famous for hits songs, which include “Oh What A Beautiful Morning,” “Surrey With the Fringe on Top,” “People Will Say We’re in Love” and others.
The cast includes Clare Whitney as Laurey, Mitchell Beers as Curly, Danielle Barror as Ado Annie, Ian Lowe as Will Parker, Lucas Wilson as Andrew Carnes, Nathan Wilson as Jud Fry, Miranda DeZalia as Aunt Eller and Cory Britt is the peddler Ali Hakim.