SPARTA — Highland High School would like to invites the public to the largest show ever performed at the school. Ninety-three students, family and community members will be presenting the classical stage show, “Oklahoma.”
For the past eight weeks the cast has been gathering to learn music, lines and the blocking for this family-friendly presentation.
Just before Oklahoma became a new state, Laurey Williams notices that Curly, a handsome though shy ranch hand, has been acting strangely around her. Through some course of events, she and Curly soon realize the feelings they have for each other. Jud, a hired hand at Laurey’s home, also has feelings for her. Together, she and Curly have to do something to save their relationship and keep Jud from doing something terrible.
Woven into this plot is the life of Ado Annie, one of Laurey’s friends. Her boyfriend has just gotten back from an exciting trip to Kansas City. While he was away, she has fallen for a peddler who is a ladies’ man and doesn’t really want to marry her. Does she give Will, her boyfriend, “all or nuthin,’” or does she run away with the peddler? Set against the backdrop of ranching Oklahoma, this musical is full of fun, music and romance for everyone.
Show dates are March 21, 22, and 23, with the curtain opening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.
Published on March 18, 2013