“Oklahoma” is coming to Lebanon High School Auditorium this weekend on April 23, 24 and 25. The play, a romantic story about a cowboy named Curly played by Mitch Dickens who falls in love with a farm girl Laurey played by Hannah Gallagher, has been very popular since it was first written in 1943. Songs from the play are well known, too. “Oklahoma,” “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” and “Kansas City” are all songs made famous by the play.
The Cast of Lebanon High School's upcoming play "Oklahoma."
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The play opens with Curley singing “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” to impress Laurey, but giving a teasing kiss on the check to her Aunt Eller played by Chelsea Hardin.
Also appearing in the play are Jessie Stockton as Ado Annie Carnes, Brandon Carver as Andrew Carnes, Brock Cooley as Will Parker, Caroline Robinson as Gertie Cummings, Winston Davis as Ali Hakim, Bronson Manning as Jud Fry, Josh Hubbard as Cord Elem, Joey Clark as Ike Skidmore and Brad Loftis as Slim, David Nutter as Mike, Cynthia Frick as Penny, August Greer as her twin Jenny, Alexis Alduenda as Kate, Emily Halbert as Vivian, Sarah Hall as Ellen, Elizabeth Merrell as Virginia, Meg Hall as Sylvie, Jessica Romero as Armin, Taylor Mikulski as Aggie, Torah Hall as Debbie, Kristen Lackey as Cora, Cassie Teel as Peg, Kayla Martin as Millie, Kaitlin Jamison as Lizzie and Kara Grimes as Mae.
In 1944, a year after the play was written, a special Pulitzer Prize was awarded to authors Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for “Oklahoma!”The play will start at 7 each night. The cast is practicing every day after school until then. Advanced tickets purchased before opening night are $5. Tickets sold at the box office on production nights are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. For advanced ticket information or to purchase advanced tickets, call LHS at 444-9610, ext. 3209 and speak to Cindy Climer.