St. Patrick School Drama Club presents ‘Oklahoma!’

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If you’re looking for a weekend getaway the entire family will enjoy, why not take a trip to the windswept plains of Oklahoma! The St. Patrick School Drama Club will transport the audience as they proudly present the spring production of this delightful musical, March 10-12.

Based on the 1931 play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs, Oklahoma! was the first musical written by the legendary team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. 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.

This year’s production features a cast and crew of more than 40 students from the 7th and 8th grades, and is directed by Elizabeth Kingsley and Kathleen Moore, with technical direction by Ron Garrison and choreography by Jen Zabari.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in the St. Patrick Parish Life Center, 710 Rickett Road in Brighton. Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $5-$10.

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