Steven de Mesmaeker
This musical, set in Oklahoma territory in the early 1900s, tells the love stories between Curly and Laurey and between Ado Annie and Will.
Curly is a cowboy who has problems in showing his feelings for Laurey, as she does for him, because of pride and stubbornness. Thus Jud, her Aunt’s hired hand, thinks he’s got a chance with her and tries to come between them.
Ado Annie is torn between Will, a cowboy who has kind of promised to marry her and Ali Hakim, a peddler, who’s a ladies’ man and will only get married if forced to.
A brand new state,
Where cowboys and farmers should be friends,
Where territory folks should stick together,
Where a beautiful morning is the start of a new romance,
Where loneliness is scary and fatal,
Where a girl who can’t say “No” could get into trouble,
Where a peddler’s smooth talk might get him trapped …
The iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein score of Oklahoma! inspired a new generation of Broadway musicals, pushing the boundaries of the genre and when it opened on Broadway in 1943, it changed the way modern audiences would appreciate musicals for the next 50 years. The show ran for an impressive five years and was immortalized by a Hollywood film version. The state of Oklahoma even took the title song to be the official anthem of the state, solidifying the show’s cultural impact.
The Brussels Light Opera Company production of Oklahoma will run for five performances, from 22 to 25 November 2018.
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|Aunt Eller||Diana Morton-Hooper|
|Ado Annie||Jane McBride|
|Will Parker||Andrew Pimm|
|Gertie||Christine Jones Woods|
|Jud Fry||John Baldwin|
|Andrew Carnes||Tony Lowe|
|Ike Skidmore||Alan Gray|
|Cord Elam||George Rahim|
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE CHORUS
|Agustin Martin||Alice Ferreira||Amina Skhiri|
|Andrea Caniato||Angela Lowe||Arachine Horn Gehrke|
|Avril Anderson||Barbara Bauer||Barry Salter|
|Beatriz Ferraz||Carol Piquemal||Celia Perry|
|Christine Vedrin||Clara Barlow||Constança Ferraz|
|Denise Wicken||Dennis Elslander||Emma Novak|
|Eric McCoy||Éva-Mária Szávuj||Faye Jolly|
|Felicity Raikes||Filipa Ferraz||Gibran Sanchez|
|Giulia Quarta||Greta Pikutiene||Hugo Chaves|
|Janet Gray||Jennifer McCoy||Jenny Fischer|
|Jeremy Thomas||Jessica Lovett||Julia Just|
|Juliette McCoy||Katy Hudecz-Roman||Kenneth Isaac|
|Konstantin Wobking||Lara van der Wiel||Lily Scott|
|Lluis Bronsoms||Lucy Pimm||Maitreya Horn Gehrke|
|Marc Tonnon||Marco Michelon||Marta Braun|
|Michael Berrisford||Mico Candoni||Oliver Wright|
|Oscar Thomas||Sam Kenrick||Sam Latriche|
|Sara LaFuente||Sara Paulamäki||Sari Saarenpaa|
|Simon Caisse||Sophie Caisse||Sophie Mersch|
|Sophie Ouzet||Talita Berz||Teresa Ramalho Ortigão|
|Thaïs Fitzgerald Prono||Thomas Arnett||Thomas Landsbert-Noon|
|Tonia Jolly||Vilma Eskelinen||Vratko Jaron-Kohari|