Husband-and-wife team Jerry and Pamela Monroe will bring Broadway’s original smash-hit about the life of country folk to the Point Loma venue.
“I’ve always wanted to direct ‘Oklahoma!’” said director Jerry Monroe, “and knowing that Pam would take excellent care of the musical side of everything means I can concentrate on telling this magical story and bringing the characters to life with my talented cast.”
“Oklahoma!” is based on the 1930s play “Green Grow the Lilacs,” and was the first collaboration for musical theater by American music giants Rodgers and Hammerstein, running for an unprecedented 2,212 performances when it premiered in 1943.
Featuring such musical favorites as “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” and the title song, “Oklahoma!,” the show tells the story of rural folk, the high-spirited rivalry between cowhands and farmers, and finding love and community on this journey of the territory toward progress, statehood and patriotism.
The production opens Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m., followed by dates on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 19. One performance is slated for Thursday, July 26 at 8 p.m. All Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday performances begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60 and over), military and students, and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling (619) 224-6263 or visiting Vanguard Theatre online at www.vanguardsd.org.
The production takes place at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3598 Talbot St.