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Woodinville High School Theatre Presents:

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

After a year away from live theater, the award-winning Woodinville High School Theatre Company is back to performing live and trying something new: staging an open-air musical right in front of the school building to comply with all state and district safety regulations. The company is excited to present Oklahoma!, the first collaboration written by the famous team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play Green Grow the Lilacs, the show is set in Oklahoma Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century. The spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that these two romantics will succeed in making a life together. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey are poised to spend their new life together in a brand new state: O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A - OKLAHOMA!

Performances are June 4 and 5 and June 10 - 12, 2021, at 6:30 pm, in front of the Woodinville High School main entrance. Tickets will be sold in groups of 4 seats, set in a 10’ x 10’ square to ensure social distancing. Each square of 4 seats is $100, and the audience is encouraged to bring camp chairs and picnics to make the viewing experience as fun as possible. In adherence to district regulations, we ask the audience to wear their masks during the entire performance (except when eating). This unusual setting will allow our students to participate in the only in-person performance of the 2020-2021 school year, making up some of the learning and excitement lost during the pandemic. In the event of rain, Sunday June 6th and 13th will be utilized as make-up options, with refunds available if the show is unable to be performed. Tickets will be available online on the Tickets page, beginning May 19, 2021.

The cast is composed of over 40 Woodinville High School students, and includes seniors Ally Sutherland. Anna Lokken, Anthony Bowen, Austin Glenn, Carmen Katsaros, Carson Parker, Edie Ventrella, Jenna Byers, Joshua Locke, Kaley Roughton, Katherine McGuinness, and Nadia Meyer. The cast is supported by a pit orchestra from the WHS music department.

 The set will showcase our ability to transform our drop-off area of school in 120 minutes from regular school day to a fabulous performance space. Crews of students from the WHS Technical Theatre program handle the technical aspects of the show, from set building and lighting, to costuming, to publicity. Senior technical theatre students include: Lauren Prescott (Stage Manager), Quinn Cosgrove (Lighting), Freja Crouch (Costumes), and Nicholas Lucchetto (Video).

The show is directed and designed by Josh Butchart; Joseph Mikkelson is the Music Director; Loren Tanksley is the Pit Director; Eva Stone is the Choreographer; with support from Katharina Bomers-Muller (Producer), Stephanie Penoyer (Assistant Producer), Steve Cooper (Lights), Nathaniel Gibbs (Sound), Marsha Stueckle & Karen Severson (Costumes), and the Woodinville Drama Boosters, led by Kelly Locke and Emily Mus.

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