Goessel High preparing to give Oklahoma musical Nov. 14-15

The Goessel High School Choir will present the musical, ?Oklahoma,? at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15 in the high school auditorium.

Based on the Lynn Riggs? play, ?Green Grow The Lilacs,? ?Oklahoma!? was Rodgers & Hammerstein?s first collaboration and remains, in many ways, their most innovative.

The show features such classic numbers as ?Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin?,? ?People Will Say We?re In Love,? ?The Surrey With The Fringe On Top? and the rousing title song.

Set in the territory of Okla?homa at the turn of the 20th century, against a background of the rivalry between cattlemen and farmers, ?Oklahoma!? is the story of the farm girl Laurey (Amy Brubaker) and the two rivals for her affection: the cowboy Curly (Austin Unruh) and Jud (Alex Schmidt), the brooding farmhand.

Other key characters include Aunt Eller (Laura Unruh), Will Parker (Isaac Fast), Ado Annie (Chrystiana Voth), Ali Hakim (Bryant Miller).

The GHS production is under the direction of Greg Bontrager and Tonya Bartel, choreographed by Goessel juniors Sierra Dirksen and Aspen Frey, with stage design by Alberto Martinez.

For ticket information, call the high school office at: 620-367-2242.

Other cast members are Neal Brubaker as Andrew Carnes, Laird Goerzen as Cord Elam, Caleb Makovec as Fred, Cameron Stultz as Ike Skidmore, Braden Unruh as Slim, Aspen Frey as Gertie, Jamie Spoonemore as Vivian, Sierra Duerksen as Ellen, Jessica Goertzen as Katie, Aimee Flaming as Sylvie, D?Ambra Kruger as Armina, Stephan Goertzen as Joe, Jeff Hall as Tom and Peter Voth as Mike.

Kristin Unruh is the stage manager.

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