ORR to Present ‘Oklahoma!’

Oklahoma! An American classic…the story, based on “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs, revolves around two triangles of characters. Laurey (Madelyn Pellegrino) is a self assured farm girl who is pursued by two men who love her; the clean-cut, song-singing, cowman, Curly (Max Houk) and the moody and mysterious farm-hand, Jud Fry (Daniel Donohue.) They are joined by the lighthearted trio of fun-loving Ado Annie (Sophia Santos) and her two suitors; cowman Will Parker (Alex Milde) and travelling peddler Ali Hakim (Samuel Resendes.)

Curly, having bumbled his chances to ask Laurey to the box social, sells all his worldly goods to beat Jud and buy Laurey’s hamper. Finally, certain of their love, Laurey and Curley marry. However, the jilted Jud Fry reappears, attacks Curly and accidentally falls on his own knife.

Meanwhile, Ali Hakim tries his best to avoid a shot-gun wedding to Ado Annie and eventually succeeds by getting $50.00 to Will so HE can marry Ado Annie! All’s well that ends well in this fantastic, fun-filled, classic family musical. This is Rodgers and Hammerstein at their best.

This show will feature a cast of 62 including 5 “puppies” and stars Sr. Max Houck as Curly, Sr. Madelyn Pellegrino as Laurey, Sr. Sophia-Lynn Ellis as Aunt Eller, Sr. Alex Milde as Will Parker, Sr. Sophia Santo as Ado Annie, Jr. Samuel Resendes as Ali Hakim and Sr. Daniel Donohue as Jud Fry as well as 45 talented students on the tech crew. The production is directed by Paul Sardinha with Costumes by Helen Blake, Sound by John Farrell and an Orchestra led by Michael Barnicle.

The performance will take place at the Gilbert D. Bristol Auditorium at the Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett March 21- 23 at 7:30 pm and March 24 at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $12.00 Students/Senior Citizens and $15.00 for the General Public. Tickets may be purchased at the door and will also be sold at The Pen and Pendulum in Mattapoisett, Plumb Corner Market in Rochester and the Marion General Store in Marion. For ticket reservations please phone Lisa Cardoza @ 508-758-6762

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