Oklahoma | 2016-2017 Productions : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre


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One of the most important pieces of musical theatre of the 20th Century, Oklahoma! is set in the Indian Territory at the turn of the century, when cattlemen and farmers fought over fences and water rights...and the women they love. As the sun rises over the rolling fields of Oklahoma, we hear the voice of cowboy Curley McLain singing the beautiful ballad "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'." And so begins Oklahoma! With its timeless and relevant undercurrent of hope and prosperity for the future, Oklahoma! is a musical treat for the whole family. The music and lyrics have proven to be some of the best loved in musical theatre with songs that include "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top", "People Will Say We're in Love", "I Cain't Say No", and of course "Oklahoma!" The iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein score inspired a new generation of Broadway musicals, and pushed the boundaries of the genre.

"...a rare gift to audience members who yearn to lose themselves in big, old-fashioned, satisfyingly structured musicals."
- LA Times

Photos Courtesy of Fred Western