Getting to know OKLAHOMA!
August 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - August 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
The Watertown Players Youth Theatre Workshop is pleased to present their first show, “Getting to Know Oklahoma!”
The show will be performed at the Watertown Players Theater, located in the Market, 210 S. Water Street, Watertown August 4, 5 & 6.
- 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
- 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017
About the Show
“Getting to Know Oklahoma” is an abridged take on the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical and has been uniquely adapted for youth performers. The action takes place in what will one day become Oklahoma, just after the turn of the century. Local farmers and cowboys learn to share the land with each other, while cowboy heartthrob Curly and farm girl Laurey play out their love story.
In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the story and music have been edited for middle school performers, but all the elements that make this show a classic are still in place.
Getting to Know… Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! Music by RICHARD RODGERS Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs Original Dances by Agnes de Mille Adaptation by TOM BRIGGS and TIMOTHY ALLEN McDONALD Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett Musical Preparation and Additional Orchestrations by John Higgins Adaptation and support materials developed by iTheatricsunder the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald GETTING TO KNOW…OKLAHOMA! is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com