Playwright: Rodgers and Hammerstein
Smashing all Broadway box office records when it opened in 1943, Oklahoma! was the first collaboration
between Rodgers and Hammerstein - the legendary team who went on to create Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music.
Set on America’s Western Frontier, against a background of conflict between farmers and cattlemen, Oklahoma! perfectly integrates song, dance and story to tell the tale of farm girl Laurey and the two rivals for her affections, happy go-lucky cowboy Curly and the sinister farm hand Jud.
Famously, the show opens with Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' and contains a sumptuous and rousing score full of wonderful songs such as The Surrey with The Fringe on Top, People Will Say We're in Love, Many a New Day, I Cain't Say No, and the final rousing chorus of Oklahoma! – as the music soars the audience is carried along on the emotional journey of one of the most famous love stories in musical history. St
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 7:30pm
Chichester Festival Theatre