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Antwerp to present ‘Oklahoma’
Monday, March 11, 2013 6:32 PM

ANTWERP – Antwerp High School will present the musical “Oklahoma” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16 in the school auditeria.

Tickets can be purchased in the high school office or at the door prior to each performance.

“Oklahoma” is set in the Indian Territory just after the turn of the century when cowboys and farmers were competing over fences and water rights. Two more rivalries emerge in the middle of that controversy. Curly, a cowboy, and Jud, a hired hand, are both in love with Laurey. The second involves Ado Annie, Will and Ali Hakim, a trio that will provide plenty of laughs.

Aunt Eller and her niece, Laurey, own a farm in Oklahoma. Curly and Laurey have a secret love for each other, but they are too frightened to admit their feelings for each other. Curly asks Laurey to the box social at the Skidmore Ranch that evening.

Meanwhile, Will Parker has just returned from Kansas City and tells the locals about his experience there. Will is passionately in love with Ado Annie. Ado Annie can’t decide if she loves Will or a sweet-talking traveling salesman, Ali Hakim.

Curly is devastated to discover that Laurey has asked Jud Fry, her menacing field hand, to take her to the box social due to an argument Laurey had with Curly. After her impetuous decision, Laurey is afraid to be alone with Jud, and she wishes she had not asked him.

The music and lyrics of Oklahoma – by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II – are some of the best in musical theater with songs that include “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “I Can’t Say No,” “Oklahoma!” and many more, making this a musical treat for the entire family.

The cast, in order of appearance, includes Curly – Ed Reinhart, Laurey – Kirsi Smith, Aunt Eller – Lydia Schneider, Ali Hakim – Nathan Hawley, Ado Annie Carnes – Samantha Provines, Will Parker – Aaron Schneider, Jud Fry – Ryan Girardot, Andrea Carnes – Lydia Carr, Cord Elam – Erik Miesle, Ike Skidmore – Nathan Lee, Slim – Arron Romero, Gertie Cummings – Beth Hawley, Fred – Justice Clark, Joe – Brandon Laney, Kate – Tiffany Romero, Mike – Brian Geyer, Tom – John Huss, Virginia – Dani Daugherty, Sylvie – Destinee Schlegel, Armina – Kirsten Price, Aggie – Maggie Reinhart, Rebecca – Rachel Becker, Lydia – Katie Hunt.

Chorus: Serenity Clark, Kaitlyn Clevinger, Madison Edgar, Logan Emerson, Chase Gerken, Alex Hindenlang, Allyssa Jackson, Erica Meyer, Annie Miesle, Megaen Price, Kimberly Puckett, Blaire Rebber, Paige Rebber, Gracie Rigsby, Alyssa Romero, Kodi Sensabaugh, Hope Smith, Kortney Smith, Aubree Sproles, Rosa Vachon, Maggie Wilson.

Ballet girls: Dani Daughtery, Annie Miesle, Sam Provines, Kimberly Puckett, Maggie Reinhart, Hope Smith.

Saloon girls: Logan Emerson, Beth Hawley, Allyssa Jackson, Kirsten Price, Kodi Sensabaugh, Kortney Smith.