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Encore Presentation!

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

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 & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

More 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...” – Winston-Salem Journal

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:

UNCSA's 'Oklahoma!' makes strong transition to UNC-TV

Winston-Salem Journal, Oct. 12, 2011

 

UNCSA's Oklahoma! Breaks Million-Dollar Mark

Yes! Weekly, July 27, 2011

 

UNCSA grosses $1M+ from Oklahoma!

The Business Journal, July 15, 2011

 

"Oklahoma!" a boon for scholarships at UNC School of the Arts

Winston-Salem Journal, July 15, 2011

 

How did Oklahoma! Sound In 1943?

Live Design, June 8, 2011

 

'Oklahoma!,' As It Looked in '43, Gets Recreation by Mauceri and De Lappe in NC April 28-May 8

Yahoo!/Playbill, May 12, 2011

 

New Web Series Launched For UNCSA's Upcoming Production of Oklahoma!

Broadway World, May 11, 2011

 

UNC Scshool of the Arts' 'Oklahoma!' wraps up a successful run, to be seen on UNC-TV

Winston-Salem Journal, May 10, 2011

 

NC Now

UNC-TV, April 28, 2011

Heather Burgiss takes us behind the scenes of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts' upcoming production of "Oklahoma."

Oklahoma! In Winston-Salem

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

 

First-of-its-kind production of 'Oklahoma' aims to capture spirit of 1943 original

Winston-Salem Journal, April 24, 2011

 

UNCSA's Production of Oklahoma! Gets Web-Series

Stage Directions, April 5, 2011

 

UNCSA En Route to Oklahoma!

Winston-Salem Monthly, April 2011

 

NC Now: Oklahoma!

UNC-TV, March 30, 2011

 

Bringing 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