Rodgers & Hammerstein's
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
Airing statewide on UNC-TV
Friday, April 13, at 9 p.m.
Citizens from Murphy to Manteo will soon get another chance to see what
Winston-Salem audiences fell in love with last spring: the University of North
Carolina School of the Arts’ all-school production of Rodgers &
than 10,000 people saw UNCSA’s faithful restoration of the original 1943
Broadway production, which played April 28-May 8, 2011, at the school’s Roger L.
Stevens Center in Winston-Salem. Among the acclaim:
“Oklahoma! is a
hit from start to end. … This Oklahoma! is no
‘student’ performance but one worthy of the best professional theater in any
major city in the country – first-rate acting, singing, dancing, and playing
made this event the major entertainment event of the season, bar none! – Classical Voice North Carolina
- “From the first note,
the sheer energy of the show comes at you at once, like . . . well, like wind
sweepin’ down a plain. – savorNC
- “To say the show was
awesome would be the understatement of the century. From the actors to the
costumes, Oklahoma! wowed me the whole way through.” – Life in Forsyth
- “The color and energy on stage dazzle and delight the eye. The voices and orchestra tantalize the ear.
You'll be humming for days and maybe even kicking up your heels...” –
Curly (Kyle Guglielmo) tells Laurey (Rebecca Moyes) all about "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top."
Will Parker (Charles Osborne, center) recounts his tales of "Kansas City" to the gathered crowd.
Curly and Laurey's doppelgangers (Tommy Burnett and Jillian Ratledge) take their iconic leap during Oklahoma!'s Agnes de Mille-choreographed "Dream Ballet."
Sample Media Coverage:
'Oklahoma!' makes strong transition to UNC-TV
Oct. 12, 2011
Oklahoma! Breaks Million-Dollar Mark
Yes! Weekly, July 27,
grosses $1M+ from Oklahoma!
The Business Journal,
July 15, 2011
a boon for scholarships at UNC School of the Arts
July 15, 2011
Oklahoma! Sound In 1943?
Live Design, June 8,
As It Looked in '43, Gets Recreation by Mauceri and De Lappe in NC April 28-May
Yahoo!/Playbill, May 12,
Web Series Launched For UNCSA's Upcoming Production of
Broadway World, May 11,
Scshool of the Arts' 'Oklahoma!' wraps up a successful run, to be seen on
May 10, 2011
UNC-TV, April 28,
Heather Burgiss takes us behind the scenes of the
University of North Carolina School of the Arts' upcoming production of
WXII, April 26, 2011
THROUGH 5/8: Oklahoma! Is a Hit From Start to End - Don't Miss It!
Classival Voice of North
Carolina (CVNC), April 27, 2011
production of 'Oklahoma' aims to capture spirit of 1943
April 24, 2011
Production of Oklahoma! Gets Web-Series
Stage Directions, April
En Route to Oklahoma!
UNC-TV, March 30, 2011
Oklahoma! into the '40s
TheaterMania, March 7, 2011
Mr. Carnes (Andrew Robert Bodd) holds a cowboy (Aaron Mitchum) over his shoulders during the fight scene in "The Farmer and the Cowman."
UNCSA Press Releases
*April 4, 2012: Encore
presentation of UNCSA's acclaimed, all-school production of Rodgers and
Hammerstein's Oklahoma! to air Friday, April 13, on UNC-TV
*July 14, 2011: UNCSA Chancellor John Mauceri announces Oklahoma! grosses more than $1 million and generates more than $330,000 for scholarships / Combined with "Nutcracker," more than half-a-million dollars brought in by performances for scholarships during 2010-11
*April 29, 2011: UNCSA's all-school production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is here! / Directed by Terrence Mann, Musical Direction by John Mauceri
*April 1, 2011: UNCSA to present all-school production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! / Show opens this month!!, Directed by Terrence Mann, Musical Direction by John Mauceri
*Jan. 3, 2011: UNCSA to present all-school production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! / Directed by Gerald Freedman, Musical Direction by John Mauceri
Jud Fry's "Postcard Girls" (l-r: Lauren Haug, Shannon Sollars-White and Leslie Williams) come to life during the "Dream Ballet."
The entire cast of Oklahoma! during the show's finale.
Photos by Donald Dietz