The Mill Town Players will kick off the 2016-17 season with their production of Rogers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma beginning July 20. Oklahoma is the famous theater writer’s first collaboration and remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theater 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, and 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!
Tickets are only $10 with discounts for seniors, military and students at the door or online at www.milltownplayers.org. Oklahoma! runs for 4 weekends July 20 – Aug 7, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. The production will be performed in the Historic Pelzer Auditorium at 214 Lebby Street, Pelzer.
For more information about Mill Town Players and upcoming productions, call (864)947-8000 or visit www.milltownplayers.org.