Catch WNMTC’s ‘Oklahoma!’
Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company production of “Oklahoma!” continues at 7:30 p.m. May 13,14; 2 p.m. May 15. The classic musical is performed at Carson City Community Center at Room and Williams streets. Tickets $22 general, $20 students, seniors; $18 youth 17 and younger. Visit wnmtc.com or call 775-445-4249.
Set in Oklahoma territory just after the turn of the last century, “Oklahoma!” tells the story of rivalry between local farmers and cowboys and of course, the love story between Curly, the handsome cowboy and his romantic interest, the beautiful farm girl, Laurey.
Leading the cast is Lynette Brown as Laurey and James McDuffie as Curly. Their comic friends Ado Annie and Will Parker are played by Melody Ricketts and Thomas Fisk. Leoney Berg is the surly farmhand, Jud, Christopher Willson is the traveling peddler, Ali Hakim, and Carla Wilson is Aunt Eller.
An additional 45 performers complete the cast, accompanied by a 14-piece professional orchestra. Gina Kaskie-Davis is the choreographer.
Among the many songs are favorites “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” and “I Cain’t Say No,” all of which contributed to the original production receiving several Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.