Oklahoma!: Youth Edition

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Oklahoma!: Youth Edition

Performed May 5th - May 7th, 2022 at Countryside Christian Church

3350 W Jackson Street, Nixa, MO  65714


The groundbreaking musical that set the stage for all that followed! Rodgers and Hammerstein's exuberant classic is a lively, tuneful musical full of cowboys, farmers, romance and fearless optimism.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma: Youth Edition is a one-hour adaptation of the beloved musical, designed especially for young performers.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, setting the standards and rules of modern musical theatre. In a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century, a high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful background for Curly, a charming cowboy, and Laurey, a feisty farm girl, to play out their love story. Their romantic journey, as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, contrasts with the comic exploits of brazen Ado Annie and hapless Will Parker in a musical adventure embracing hope, determination and the promise of a new land.

In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the content has been edited to better suit younger attention spans, but all the elements that make this show a classic remain. You and your students will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score while learning about theatre and its production.


Music by

Richard Rodgers

Book and Lyrics by

Oscar Hammerstein II

Original Dances by

Agnes de Mille

Directed by Kevin Miranda, Choreographed by Ashley West, Musical Direction by Tina Miranda.