By ThePlayhouse at 13:39 on 06/11/12
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Worle Operatic & Dramatic Society (WODS) present the classic musical, Oklahoma!, to celebrate the theatre company's 40th anniversary.
WODS Musical Theatre Company, which features talented actors and actresses of all ages, will perform Oklahoma at The Playhouse Theatre over three nights this autumn.
Featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein's much-loved songs including, "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "I Cain't Say No" and "Surrey with the Fringe on Top"; this show has a time-tested charm which has enchanted audiences for decades.
The stage is set in Oklahoma territory at the turn of the 20th century with farmers and cowboys battling to establish their rights in the pioneering south west.
It follows Laurey, an endearing yet independent farm-girl, and the two rivals for her affection- Curly, a handsome cowboy and Jud, the hired farmhand, a mysterious and dangerous loner.
Curly and Laurey stubbornly refuse to acknowledge their feelings for each other and the rivalry between Jud and Curly escalates with tragic consequences.
Meanwhile, another bickering threesome keep things light as Ado Annie struggles to choose between the smooth talking but unscrupulous peddler, Ali Hakim, who has no interest in wedded bliss, and the simple but well-intentioned, Will Parker.
The talented cast of WODS will bring this classic to vibrant life including Ollie Martin (Curly) and Kirsty Davis (Laurey) with their golden voices and wonderful chemistry, and Natalie Baker is hilarious as the overly amorous Ado Annie.
But Dave Bailey could steal the show as he conveys the myriad shades of longing, despair and barely controlled violence of Jud Fry.
Oklahoma runs at The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare, from November 15-17, 2012 at 7.30pm with Saturday matinée at 2.30pm. Tickets from £12 (concessions available) can be purchased from The Playhouse Box Office on 01934 645544 or http://tinyurl.com/b7tnk5e
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Repeats: Every Day until Saturday, November 17, 2012