- Directed by: Lynda Clarkson
- Choreographed by: Pat Sumner
- Musical Director: Nic Parker
- Production Design: Phil Sykes
Lowther Pavilion, Lytham
- Laurey Williams: Lisa Kerr
- Curly McLaine: James Dangerfield
- Aunt Eller: Joanna Piancastelli
- Ado Annie: Aimee Whelan
- Will Parker: Oliver Ashworth
- Ali Hakim: Shaun Couchman
- OklahomaGertie Cummings: Rheagan Hendry
- Andrew Cairns: Sam Parr
- Jud Fry: Michael Holdsworth
- Ike Skidmore: Jamie Bamber
- Cord Elam: Alex Dangerfield
- Fred: Ken Carter
- Slim: Charles Mallinson
- Kate: Stephanie Darkins
- Vivian: Helen Rouse
- Virginia: Sarah Keith
- Ellen/Dream Laurey: Laura Brayne
Sam Auty, Jonathan Bamber, Jonathan Cooper, Sophie Cronin, Rachel Dangerfield, Sophie Evans, James Fisher, Abby Hesketh, Becky Hoyle, Isobel Mackenzie, Charlotte Mathews, Sophie Mathews, Caitlin McMillan, Howard Murphy, Tessa Perryman, Joseph Phillips, Philip Raymond, Lesley Rowlings, Hannah Shelstone, Dominic Stirling, Jenny Strachan, Rachel Strachan, Jamie Sumner, Lucie Sumner, Emily Wignall,
Oklahoma! is the first musical play written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943.
OklahomaIt was a box-office smash and ran for a then unprecedented 2,212 performances, later enjoying award-winning revivals, national tours and an Academy Award-winning 1955 film adaptation.
Originally entitled “Away We Go”, the musical is based on Lynn Riggs’s 1931 play, “Green Grow the Lilacs”. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farmer girl Laurey Williams.
Their love is challenged by Laurey’s threatening farmhand, Jud Fry, and much of the play follows the tension generated by this conflict. This musical, epitomized the development of the “book musical”, a musical play where the songs and dances were fully integrated into a well-made story with serious dramatic goals, which were able to evoke genuine emotions other than laughter…
In addition, Oklahoma! features musical themes, or motifs, that recur throughout the work to connect the music and story more closely than any musical ever had before.
After the Success of “Pendragon” LATA felt we needed to try a well known show, what better show to choose than “Oklahoma!”