Oklahoma! – Iowa State University Theatre

book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative work, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provide a colorful background against which Curley, a handsome cowboy, and Laurie, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, making a new life together, we have no doubt. That this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

April 20-22, 2001 – Stephens Auditorium, Ames

Production Team

Assistant Director – Anthony Forsmark
Assistant Stage Manager – Karen Ilczuk
Choreographer – Kelly Bartlett
Costume Designer – Linda Pisano
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Director – Eve Himmelheber
Lighting Designer – Matt Oppedahl
Production Manager – Jim Trenberth
Properties Designer – David Byrd
Scenic Designer – Robert Sunderman
Stage Manager – Chris Hennes