OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING
At QPAC from 18th April, 2013
Harvest Rain Theatre Company will present the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical OKLAHOMA! at QPAC for a strictly limited season from 18th April. Tickets are on sale NOW from www.qpac.com.au
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Featuring an all star cast including Ian Stenlake (Sea Patrol, Stingers, Cabaret, Guys & Dolls) as Curly, Logie award winning actor Val Lehman (Prisoner) as Aunt Eller, veteran TV & Stage actor Steven Tandy (The Sullivans) as Andrew Carne, 2011 Australian Cabaret Showcase winner Angela Harding as Laurey and fresh out of the recent hit South Pacific, Musical Theatre star Andrew Conaghan takes on the role of the nasty Jud.
Complete with a 25-piece orchestra, breathtaking sets and costumes and an all-singing all-dancing cast tackling Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless score, OKLAHOMA! celebrates the vigor of the pioneering spirit with athletic dance and boot-stomping energy. Filled with classic tunes like “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “I Cain’t Say No” and “People will Say We’re in Love,” this enthralling new production will delight audiences young and old.
This anniversary production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Classic Musical OKLAHOMA will celebrate 70 years since the musical was first produced on Broadway. “It was the musical that started them all,” says Director Tim O’Connor.
“It was the first Broadway musical where the songs followed the story, rather than the story being devised as a means of stringing a series of songs together.
“When it was first produced it was absolutely groundbreaking, and it paved the way for every musical that has been written since.
“It’s a remarkable piece of theatre and I’m so excited to be able to bring it to the QPAC stage for a whole new generation of theatre-goers to enjoy”.