The stage at the Abbotsford Arts Centre (2329 Crescent Way) will be transformed into the town of Claremore, Oklahoma for four days in March as Fraser Valley Stage presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Oklahoma!
The production runs from March 5 to 8.
Oklahoma is Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s first collaboration and first appeared on Broadway in March 1942.
The story is set in an Oklahoma territory outside the town of Claremore just after the turn of the century.
The plot reveals the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys and provides a colourful background against which Curly (played by Mark Kroeker), a handsome cowboy, and Laurey (played by Robin Eder-Warren), a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.
Although the road to true love seldom runs smoothly, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.
That they will succeed in making a new life together, there is no doubt and having this new life begin in a brand new state provides the ultimate climax.
Fraser Valley Stage has been working tirelessly for months, selecting the cast, rehearsing the musical numbers and script, designing and making sets, planning the lighting and perfecting the sound.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. each day, with a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 8.
For ticket information, visit fraservalleystage.com or call 604-854-5463.