Though renowned choreographer, Mark Esposito, has left us since his job is done, the dust hasn't settled. That's b/c your University of Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Repertory Theatre are still kicking up their heels & getting ready to preview - & then open - the beloved classic by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein - OKLAHOMA! This show is sublime entertainment for the whole family (though we do not permit children five & under into the theatre since they may disturb patrons b/c they cannot sit through a 2 1/2 hour, live show). Everyone from ages 6 & up are welcome!
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Approx Run Time: 137 minutes • 15-minute Intermission • Danny Gurwin, Director • 520.621.7504 • email@example.com
Media Photo Call: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 4:30pm in the Marroney Theatre
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February 25, 2014
UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre presents OKLAHOMA!
music by Richard Rodgers, book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II,
based on the play, Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs, directed by Danny Gurwin
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! Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless music celebrates America's vigorous pioneering spirit with athletic dance numbers and boot-stomping energy. The musical contains such classic show tunes as Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin', People Will Say We're in Love and the title song, Oklahoma!
Dates & Times:
Previews: Mar 9 at 1:30pm, Mar 11 at 7:30pm Evenings: Mar 12-15, Mar 27-29, Apr 4-5 at 7:30pm
Matinees: Mar 15, Mar 29-30, Apr 6 at 1:30pm
Place: Marroney Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.
Cost/Admission: Regular $31, Senior/UA Employee/Military $29, Student $21, Preview $20.
Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park. If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.
Production Sponsor: Jane Kivel with Campbell, Yost, Clare & Norell, P.C.
Widescreen Wednesday Screening & Discussion:
Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00pm — Center for Creative Photography
FREE ADMISSION to Widescreen Wednesdays! First come, first served. No ticket necessary. Watch the film adaptation of Oklahoma! from 1955 with Shirley Jones & Gordon MacRae. Enjoy an engaging, brief discussion about the film & stage versions led by Dr. Mary Beth Haralovich from the Film & Television program just prior. BONUS: See a student film short!
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