Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play "Green Grow The Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs

Directed by Amanda Moschea

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 a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the 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 smooth, 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!

Special Pulitzer Prize for Drama
2 Academy Awards
Special Tony Award, 1993
4 Olivier Awards including Best Musical Production 1999
London Evening Standard Award: Best Musical 1998
International Emmy Award, 1999

Produced by the Verona Area Community Theater

Performances: June 18-26, 2004

Performance dates are June 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2004 7:30 pm; Matinee June 20 2:00 pm

Tickets $10 / $6 Student/Senior: 608-845-2382 or tickets@vact.org or www.vact.org