The classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! will be tall in the saddle at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, offering lots of Western family fun.
The story depicts the high-spirited rivalry between farmers and cowboys crossed with a classic love triangle.
The classic play is being presented by Secondary Characters, starting July 23 in the HUB International Theatre.
Life on the plains takes centre stage with romance and jealousy, adventure and adversity. Curly (Morgan Cox) an exuberant cowboy and Laurey (Deanne Ratzlaff) a farm girl, deny their obvious attraction while farmhand Jud (Lars Klotz) tries to come between them.
Love’s journey is as bumpy as a ‘surrey ride down a country road.’ Of course, such a journey wouldn’t be complete without a good ‘ol Western rumble, and the flirtatious romance between Ado Annie (Pauline Dynowsky), her local beau Will ( Zachary Power), and the travelling Ali Hakim (Ross Biondolillo).
This rambunctious musical is under the leadership of Emily Hamel-Brisson in her first time as director with Secondary Characters.
Nicola Davies is the musical director with a 14-piece live orchestra, and Katrina Barson, a cast member from their first ever show, Little Women, brings her talented choreography skills to this production.
Oklahoma! runs July 23 to August 2 at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Tickets at the Box Office, phone 604-391-SHOW, or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca July 23 is a special preview, with all tickets $12. All other performance are $22 adults, $18 seniors, $16 students.