Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre


 Oklahoma! Show Poster

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s


Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

Directed by Brad Willcuts
Choreographed by Alisa Hauser
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A. Yeeow!


Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 23,
2019 at 2:00pm
Saturday, February 23,
2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion on Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Tuesday, February 21, 2019. (Following the performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

OKLAHOMA! is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

Show Description from R & H Theatricals:

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, 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 we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!