Bradley Central High School's Drama Club DramaCentral will present Rodger's and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! on Oct. 24, 25, 30, and Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. and Oct. 26, and Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. There will be a "pay what you can" benefit show on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. for cast member Tristan Palmer whose father passed away suddenly last week. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for children and senior citizens and may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 423 476-0650.
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!
Directed by Bradley Central High School Theatre Director Lindsey Bell, with Musical Direction by DramaCentral alumni Riley Shull, Oklahoma! stars BCHS seniors Alex Smith as Curly and Sara Finley as Laurey and features a host of talent including Bailey Gray (Ado Annie), Kasey Torbett (Aunt Eller), Dustin Roberts (Will Parker), Jacob Payne (Ali Hakim), Hunter Stinnett (Jud Fry) and Justin Tatum (Andrew Carnes).
Bradley Central's production of Oklahoma was choreographed by Tria Montgomery of Onstage Dance Company & Music Center and was assisted by DramaCentral performer Harley Woods. The set was designed and constructed by Bradley Central High School Cabinetry and Construction instructor Paul Shull and hand-painted by Jerry Wilson. Sound for Oklahoma was designed by Technical Director Dakota Alexander and John Lucas Powers created the lighting. Costumes were designed and built by Roxanne Corn as well as graciously rented from Walker Valley High School.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for children and seniors and may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 423 476-0650.
Bradley Central actors Alex Smith (Curly) and Sara Finley (Laurey) perform "People Will Say We're In Love" from DramaCentral's production of Oklahoma!
- Photo2 by Shara Smith