December 7, 2010
Acton Middle School students will be presenting Oklahoma!, an adaptation of the Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Performances will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the AMS cafeteria on December 10-11, 2010.
According to R&H Theatricals, “Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!”
Leading the cast are Deanna Rupp and Kaleb Wilson in the roles of Laurey and Curley. The cast also includes: Dakota Medlin – Jud; Skylar Woodward – Ado Annie; Baylee Davis – Aunt Eller; Hunter Glenn – Peddler; Kalyn Carpenter – Gertie; Nick Sandelin – Andrew; Blake Bergeman – Will; Ethan Minard – Ike; Nikolai Press – Cord; Jarod Adcock – Slim; Andrew Reid – Fred; Vinnie Maselli – Mike; Colton Collins – Joe; Eddie Ramirez – Tom; Jenna Lane – Vivian; Natalie Collins – Ellen; Rachael Perriello – Kate; and Brynn Deger – Virginia.
The ensemble includes several groups:
Girls Chorus – Samantha Adams, Kennedy Brown, Alissia Cobio, Natalie Collins, Brynn Deger, Nicole Gray, Jenna Lane, Kinsley Mauch, Rachael Perriello, Tiffany Pilgrim, Grace Sokol, Statia Sokol
Guys Chorus – Halston Bradley, Anthony Houke, Efrain Martinez, Andrew Reid
Girls Chorus/Dancers – Allie Houke, Juliette Hoverson, Karen McLellan, Gabby Munoz, Stephanie Perry, Jade Richardson, Hannah Roberts, Skylar Schrieber, Shanda Solomon, Lily Thornton
The musical is being overseen by theater arts teacher Krista Alcorn and choir directors Christine Bridges and Bob Peacock. Also assisting is Granbury High School theater arts teacher Phil Groeschel.
Admission is $5, but children aged seven and under are free.
Pictured above, eighth graders Kaleb Wilson (left) and Deanna Rupp perform a duet as the leading characters Curley and Laurey during rehearsals.
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