Pride night at Oklahoma!

  • Centennial Park Nashville TN

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration, Oklahoma!, which earned the legendary duo a special Pulitzer prize, Oklahoma! is a celebration of the pioneer spirit that built America. Oklahoma! contains iconic songs -- “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” and “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” -- capturing the joys and hopes on the horizons beyond the daily struggles of the settlers’ life.

Oklahoma! changed the landscape of musical theatre when it premiered in 1943, creating the modern American “book musical” by uniting well-drawn characters, linear plot structure, and integrated songs and dances.

Life on the plaints takes center stage – colored by romance and jealousy, adventure and adversity. Curly, an exuberant cowboy, and Laurey, a farm girl, deny their obvious attraction – creating an opportunity for the farmhand, Jud to come between them. Laurey’s friend, Ado Annie finds herself torn between her local beau Will and the smooth-talking traveling salesman Ali Hakim.

Directed by Martha Wilkinson

Oklahoma! 
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

Opens: Friday, June 17

Closes: Saturday, July 2

Performances: Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm
Tickets: FREE ($10 suggested donation)