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Oklahoma: Youth Edition

Directed by Chelsea Rodrigues

Choreographed by Meghan Quinn

Musical Directed by Paul Keegan

Assisted by Zack Haywood

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma: Youth Edition is a one-hour adaptation of the beloved musical, designed especially for young performers.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, setting the standards and rules of modern musical theatre. In a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century, a high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful background for Curly, a charming cowboy, and Laurey, a feisty farm girl, to play out their love story. Their romantic journey, as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, contrasts with the comic exploits of brazen Ado Annie and hapless Will Parker in a musical adventure embracing hope, determination and the promise of a new land.

Participants, families and audiences should prepare to be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score while learning about theater and production.

Who? Performers currently in Grades 5-8 (36 spots available!)

When? March 1-10

Auditions: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024 - 5:00-8:30 at Center Stage 

Callbacks (If needed): Saturday, January 6th

Rehearsals: Sundays, 9:00-1:00 (Full Cast) & Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 (Full Cast)

Mondays, 5:30-7:30 (Leads/Featured Roles/Small Groups - Mondays will become Full Cast later in the rehearsal process.)
**Full rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the first rehearsal/Parent Meeting on Sunday, January 7th.

Important/MANDATORY Dates: 

Tech Week - February 25th through February 29th 
Performances - March 1st through March 10th (Performance Times TBD - 7:30 PM and 2:00 PM performances should be expected. Final performance dates/times will be communicated at the Parent Meeting.)


Registration and payment MUST be made via Class Bug, PRIOR to selecting an audition time slot. Registration fee ($200) is to participate in the program. Please update your ClassBug account to reflect you and your child’s most up-to-date information. 

Registration and Payment: 

Audition Time Slots/Registrant Google Form: 

Participants should plan to sing one-minute of a song of a musical theatre or an Oklahoma song of their choice.


 Oklahoma (2019 Broadway Revival) Soundtrack: 

NOTE: The “Youth Edition” Soundtrack will be made available to the cast after casting. It is not currently available publicly. 

Character Descriptions:

Curly McClain - A strong-headed cowman adored by many women in the town. Although he is in love with Laurey, he will not admit it.

Laurey Williams - A young woman who lives with her aunt on a farm. Although she is in love with Curly, she will not admit her feelings.

Ado Annie - The boy-crazy daughter of a farmer.

Aunt Eller - A mother figure to everyone in the town. She is Laurey’s aunt and caretaker.

Will Parker - A shy cowman who wishes to marry Ado Annie, despite her father’s disapproval.

Ali Hakim, the Peddler - A mysterious traveling salesman.

Jud Fry - The hired hand for Aunt Eller and Laurey. He is not well-liked by others and has strong feelings for Laurey.

Andrew Carnes - A farmer and the father of Ado Annie. He is very skeptical of cowmen, especially Will Parker.

Gertie Cummings - The pretty girl from the other town who takes a liking to Curly. She is known for her laugh.


June, Kate, Ellen, Virginia, Vivian

Slim, Mike, Joe, Cord Elam, Fred, Ike

Ensemble: Birds, Farmers, Cowmen, Cattle, Farmhands, Rodeo Folk, Townspeople

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