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Presenting: Oklahoma!

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Presenting: Oklahoma!

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—EAC's Spring Musical, Oklahoma!, opens on April 6, and runs through April 9, 2011, in the College’s Fine Arts Auditorium. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. each evening and the price of admission for this fun-for-the-whole-family extravaganza is $5 per person.

Oklahoma! has received several awards, such as the Best Revival of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical at the 2002 Tony Award Nominations. The original Broadway production opened in 1943 at the St. James Theatre in New York City.

This is the first musical written by composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein. It takes place in 1906 in the Oklaholma territory outside the town of Claremore and tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams.

Oklahoma! is a classic in American musical theatre and is a show that will be enjoyed by all ages,” says Trish Jordahl, EAC Fine Arts Division chair and director of the musical. “The show has the great music and lyrics of Rodgers and Hammerstein and a storyline that comes straight out of America’s heartland and heritage.”

Tickets are available at the EAC Ticket Office and will be available at the door. For more information call the Ticket Office at 428-8228.