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Cary Players’ 50th Show, Oklahoma!, Is Charming and Satisfying

Cary Players’ 50th production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, opened last Friday night in the Cary Arts Center. Cary Players has served the community for over 15 years, and has continued to up the ante on production value, with last season’s record-breaking The Wizard of Oz being one of their most technically ambitious to date. Oklahoma!… Read More ›

Sunny Smith, Elliot Lane, and Lynda Clark star as Laurey, Curly, and Aunt Eller in Temple Theatre's presentation of "Oklahoma!" (photo by Peggy Taphorn)

Temple Theatre’s Rendition of the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical “Oklahoma!” Is a Hit

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II came together in 1941 and broke the mold of American Musical Theater with Oklahoma!, by reversing the process and writing the lyrics first and then the music. As it turned out, that also meant the songs bore partial responsibility for telling the story, rather than breaking away from it,… Read More ›