Oklahoma! 2018 - Iowa State University Theatre Production

Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs

Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

Produced in Cooperation with the Department of Music

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world; someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”--Tom Bodett

This landmark musical, the first by Rogers and Hammerstein, opened in 1943 and was immediately a box office smash; its popularity has not faded. The love story of cowboy Curley and farm girl Laurey was originally described by one New York critic as "a beautiful and delightful show that has, at a rough estimate, practically everything." Since its opening, Oklahoma! has been performed every day somewhere in the world for the past seventy-four years.

April 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m.; April 8 at 2 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults and seniors $25, students $16. Season tickets on sale beginning August 28, single tickets available beginning September 11 in person from the Iowa State Center Ticket Office located in Stephens Auditorium and online at TicketMaster. Tickets are also available at the door.

Cast

Jud Fry - Nolan Brown

Ali Hakim - Christopher Culver

Laurey - Morgan Darrow

Gertie - Becca Dorsett

Ike Skidmore - David Bowles Edwards

Ado Annie - Angelica Elkema

Kate - Olivia Griffith

Aunt Eller - Bridget Ann Johnston

Will Parker - Lincoln Klopfenstein

Fred - Keaton Lane

Curly - Michael Madison

Ellen - Libby Peterson

Andrew Carnes - Andrew Kille Smith

Cord Elam - Zachary Smith

Slim - Justin Wigdahl

Singing Ensemble:

Logan Benson

Jinni Dingel

Emma Feldhans

Ryan Foreman

Olivia Gasper

Kailey Gibbs

Amanda Gray

Sarah Kotra

Rachel McDermott

Aidan McSperrin

Ben Parker

Cassidy Peterson

Nicolas Ronkar

Davis Vande Steeg

Rachel Ward

Joel Williams

Ben White

Robert Wise

Dream Ballet:

Dream Laurey - Serena Hilton

Dream Curly - John Topf

Dream Jud - Joey Ulven

Ballet Ensemble:

Lauryn Berger

Pailin Demeo

Olivia Gasper

Amanda Gray

Avery Grundy

Natalie Harrison

Katie Hietpas

Trevor Kliever

Keaton Lane

Rachel McDermott

Aidan McSperrin

Andrew Kille Smith

Zachary Smith

Ian Steenhoek

Catherine Thom Oklahoma! is presented through special arrangements with R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.

Creative Team

Director - Brad Dell

Assistant Director - Adam Yankowy

Scenic Designer - Rob Sunderman

Costume Designer - Erin Connor

Lighting Designer - Jim Trenberth

Choreographer - Valerie Williams

Sound Designer - Josh Jepson

Technical Director - Natalie Hining

Costume Shop Supervisor - Doris Nash

Stage Manager - Sarah R. Bennett

Internet Site Coordinator - Liese VanderBroek

Secretary - Liese VanderBroek