Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most 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, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, we have no doubt that they will succeed in making a new life together and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state, providing the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!
Bradley Griffin directs the 34-person Pepperdine student cast. Tony Cason conducts the Pepperdine University Orchestra.
"Oklahoma!'s position as one of the most beloved American musicals is rightly deserved, and we are thrilled to be presenting it at Pepperdine," Griffin said. "The students in the cast are bringing these classic characters to life with an energy and vitality that will have audience members shouting for more."