Taylor Theatre Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Musical Oklahoma

By Alexis Jade Colón Published: Nov 07, 2016

Taylor Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning musical Oklahoma! November 11-13 and 18-20, in the Mitchell Theatre on the Taylor University campus.

The high-spirited rivalry between the farmers and cowmen of the Western Indian Territory provides the colorful, turn-of-the-century backdrop for Curley and Laurey’s love story. But with these headstrong romantics holding the reins, the road to love is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a dusty road. Despite many hardships, their rocky romance leads to a new life beginning in a brand new state.

According to director Tracy Manning, “Oklahoma! is more than a love story. It was produced just after the US entered WWII... it’s part of America’s story. Our production considers what this story means for us today: How do we address issues of ownership, gender, and family in America? Do we share the same dreams? By looking at our past, we might find common ground.”

Taylor Theatre provides an immersive experience for audiences and participants by pursuing excellence on and off the stage, embracing difficulty and asking questions in pursuit of truth.

Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Purchase tickets through Taylor University Theatre’s Box OfficeFacebook and Twitter pages, or contact the box office: 765-998-5289 and boxoffice@taylor.edu.