Friday, October 12, 2012

Dean College: OKLAHOMA!

Multiple Tony Winner and Broadway Sensation Comes to Franklin, Massachusetts in Dean College Presentation of OKLAHOMA!

Toe-tapping show dates scheduled for November 14-18

Franklin, MA  - October 11, 2012…The Dean College Theatre department is pleased to announce that its second production of the 2012-2013 academic year is Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Dean College invites the public to make plans now to buy tickets before the production hits the stage for five consecutive days at Dean's Main Stage theatre. 

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 backdrop 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!

"A classic ground-breaking event in American musical theatre," says David Krasner, Dean of the School of the Arts at Dean College. "Rodger & Hammerstein's first collaboration and some consider it their greatest."

Directed by Dean Faculty Member Jim Beauregard, with Musical Direction by Stephen Bergman, and Choreography by Julie Cassamas-White,  Oklahoma! will involve over 45 Dean Students in all aspects of the production including stage managing, house managing, lighting and sound operations, costume and back stage help.

Music is  by Richard Rodgers, and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, with  Book by Oscar Hammerstein II.

All performances are reserved seating and advance purchase is strongly recommended. Show times are Wednesday – Friday, November 14-16 at 7:30PM with a matinee (2:00PM) and evening (7:30PM) performance on Saturday November 17 and a matinee performance on Sunday, November 18 at 2:00PM.

For ticket and information, email , call 508-541-1605 or visit

Main Stage theatre is located in the Campus Center at Dean College.

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