The wind comes sweepin’ down the plain this week as the highly anticipated Artisan Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! opens Friday night. Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals, this classic of American musical theater is directed by Dennis Canright with choreography by Eddie Floresca. Boasting two casts of talented actors, singers and dancers performing six shows a week, the double-cast production will premier Friday, May 14th and run through Saturday, June 26th, 2010.
Alternating as Cowman Curly McLain is Zeke Branim and 2010 Column Award-winning actor Brad Stephens. They are blessed to share the stage with two graceful actresses – Amanda Gupton and Michelle Carrillo sharing the role of Laurey Williams. Other notable performers include Linda Much and Jenny Tucker (Aunt Eller); 2010 Column Award-winner Jason Leyva and Randy Sarver (Ali Hakim); Drew Davis and Michael Spencer (Will Parker); Lacey Lambert and Stephanie Carrillo (Ado Annie); with David Plybon and Neil Rogers as Jud Fry.
I will be performing every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evening of the run beginning Saturday, May 15, 2010. Performances are subject to change so keep an eye on my event calendar for my up-to-the-minute schedule. However, both casts are wonderful so come out and see the show when you can! In fact, why not see it twice?
Showtimes are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM with Saturday matinees at 3:00 PM (see calendar at right). Click here for a map to the theater as Mapquest and Google Maps may mislead you. Tickets are available at the box-office or by calling (817) 284-1200. You may also buy tickets online at the Artisan Center Theater website – www.artisanct.com. Coupons for discounts on tickets can be acquired by clicking the Feature Actor Card below. Print them out and distribute them to your friends!