LHS to present musical Oklahoma this weekend

STAFF PHOTO BY MATT BUNKE Mayer Lutheran seniors, from left, Marie Landskroener, Dustin Edmison and Emily Aarrestad rehearse a scene Monday for their upcoming production of Oklahoma, which opens Friday.

STAFF PHOTO BY MATT BUNKE
Mayer Lutheran seniors, from left, Marie Landskroener, Dustin Edmison and Emily Aarrestad rehearse a scene Monday for their upcoming production of Oklahoma, which opens Friday.

All are invited to come and enjoy Mayer Lutheran High School’s fall musical, Oklahoma.

Performances will be on Friday, Nov. 16 (7:00 p.m.), Saturday, Nov. 17 (7:00 p.m.), and Sunday, Nov. 18 (2:00 p.m.). Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students (free for MLHS students). Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Show synopsis: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most Oklahoma/Page 6 innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. 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 (Dustin Edmison), a handsome cowboy, and Laurey (Emily Aarrestad), 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!

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