"Oklahoma!" Presented by Southern Nazarene University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 1.4.06
Contact: Eunice Trent
Phone: 405.491.6600
Fax: 405.491.6381
E-mail: etrent@snu.edu

BETHANY, OK - Southern Nazarene University School of Music is proud to present the musical, Oklahoma! With a full orchestra, an outstanding cast, and a variety of great songs, this is a show you do not want to miss.

Oklahoma!, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, broke all box office records when it opened in 1943. Set in the Indian territory of the American West at the turn of the century - against a background of conflict between farmers and cattlemen - it is the story of Laurey and two rivals for her affections: Curly, a cowboy, and Jud, the hired farmhand.

The show begins with the well known song 'Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'' and contains a wealth of wonderful songs such as 'The Surry with The Fringe on Top', 'People Will Say We're in Love', 'Many a New Day', 'I Can't Say No', and the final rousing chorus of 'Oklahoma!' - it is a musical treat for all the family.

The show is directed by Richard Esvang, a professional director with extensive experience. He is currently the artistic director at Great Plains Theatre Festival in Abilene, Kansas, and has also acted and directed in New York and throughout the United States. He brings a fresh and exciting vision for the show; one that will captivate the audience.

The show will be performed in Herrick Auditorium on the campus of Southern Nazarene University on the following dates:
Thursday, February 16 7:30 PM
Friday, February 17 10:00 AM (Matinee for School Students)
Friday, February 17 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 18 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 19 2:00 PM


Tickets Prices are: $12 Adults, $10 Senior Adults, $7 Students, $4 SNU Students with ID. Contact the SNU School of Music @ 491-6345 for Ticket Information.