Classic American Musical ‘Oklahoma!’ comes to The Grand

October 19, 2010

Media Contact:
Billie Rampley
(478) 301-2933

Mercer Ticket Sales: (478) 301-5470

MACON – The beloved classic American musical “Oklahoma!” the cherished love story of Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, will be performed at The Grand Opera House on Oct. 19-20, at 7:30 p.m. “Oklahoma!” Tickets are $41-$45 and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or online at www.TheGrandMacon.com.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, two Academy Awards, a Grammy, and a special Tony Award, “Oklahoma!” is the musical that launched the remarkable songwriting collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Set in turn of the century Oklahoma, the musical depicts the high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys. Featuring such favorite numbers as “People Will Say We’re In Love,” “Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’,” and “Surrey With A Fringe On Top,” this landmark musical is a true treasure of the musical stage.

Based on the play, “Green Grow The Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs, “Oklahoma!” premiered on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in 1943.  Running a marathon 2212 performances, it became the first real phenomena in Broadway history. Subsequently, the first national tour crisscrossed the United States for more than 10 years, playing to an audience in excess of 10 million people. The 1955 film version garnered two Oscars. This groundbreaking musical has enjoyed a multitude of revivals and maintains its status as one of the most beloved shows in theater history.

The Grand Opera House
A performing arts center of Mercer University, The Grand Opera House is a historic 1,000-seat theatre located at 651 Mulberry St. in downtown Macon. The Grand brings the very best in live, professional performing arts and entertainment to Central Georgia. In addition to its popular Broadway Series of nationally-touring productions and its GrandKids Arts Education Series for elementary, middle and high school students, The Grand hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. It is also home to the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Central Georgia Opera Guild and The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances, contact Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit www.TheGrandMacon.com.
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