Tickets remain available for the Pulaski High School musical “Oklahoma!”
Remaining performances are scheduled for: 7 p.m. Feb. 18 and 2 p.m. Feb 19 at the Ripley Performing Arts Center at Pulaski High School.
“Oklahoma!” is the first musical written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It ran for a record 2,212 performances, later enjoying revivals, national tours, foreign productions and an Academy Award-winning 1955 film adaptation. It has long been a popular choice for school and community productions.
The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, “Green Grow the Lilacs” and is set in the Oklahoma territory in 1906. It tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams. Another romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie.
PHS choir teacher Elissa Richardson is director.
Those in speaking roles include Katie Challoner as Ado Annie, Hunter Chrisman as Jud Fry, Gabe Koepke as Will Parker, Nolan Kozlovsky as Curly, Braydon Lom as Andrew Carnes, Caleb Miller as Slim, Marcus Moss as Ike Skidmore, Natalie Nickerson as Gertie Cummings Benjamin Petroll as Cord Elam, Annicka Rabida as Aunt Eller, Isabelle Robertson as Laurey Williams, Tyler Tanner as Ali Hakim and Geovanni Virella-Torres as Fred.
The dancers include Emily Archambo, Ava Baenen, Alyah Balthazor, Payton Cherwaty, Micaela Hansen, T.J. Hock, Lauren Lacera, Dana Madden, Holly Nelson, Cole O’Brien, Julia Prien, Autumn Rettke, Frances Schaetz and Octavya Waits.
Chorus members include EmmaRose Bader, Willow Blodgett, Alyssa Bruckert, Allison Carter, Oriana Cheney, Grace Christiansen, Jarid Dyal, Chris Graber, Abby Harris, Kailee Kryger, Alina Matuszewski, Heidi Matz, Megan Miesbauer, Sienna Potts, Jena Truckenbrod, Laura Vandebergen, Natalie Volberding, Lauryn Wessely, Brittany Winter and Autumn Wood.
Tickets are $6, $8 and $10. They can be reserved by calling Laurie Fischer at 920-822-6800 or they may be purchased at the Pulaski News office at Pulaski High School. Any tickets not sold prior to the showings will be available at the door.