Burnie Musical Society’s latest hit – Oklahoma!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Following the success of Les Misérables, Burnie Musical Society presents Oklahoma! at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre. Oklahoma! will have a ten show season, opening on Friday 28 March at 7.30pm and closing on Saturday 12 April.

Set in Oklahoma in 1906, this rugged musical tells the story of cowboy Curly and his romance with farmer girl Laurey. When their love is challenged by Laurey's threatening farmhand, Jud Fry, an exciting and dangerous tug of war ensues in this enthralling tale of life on the land at the turn of the century.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said, “Burnie Musical Society’s highly anticipated annual production is set to once again wow audiences with astonishing local talent on display. The whole town will be talking about it.”

Directed by Noel Browne with Del Polden as the Musical Director, Carmen White as Vocal Coach and Choreography by Fiona Bakes and Mandy Dodd, this is a show not to be missed.

Burnie Arts & Function Centre Director, Geoff Dobson said, “Burnie Arts & Function Centre is thrilled to be presenting Burnie Musical Society’s latest offering Oklahoma! as part of the  performing arts subscription season for 2014. Last year’s Les Misérables was a stunning production, and we are sure that Oklahoma! will be no different!”

Oklahoma! is one of the most influential pieces of musical theatre from the Twentieth Century.

It was the first musical written by the fathers of the modern musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein and based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Rigg.

The iconic score inspired a new generation of Broadway musicals. Originally opening in 1943 on Broadway, the show ran for an impressive 5 years and was immortalised by a Hollywood film version.

For ticket information, please contact the box office 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit www.burniearts.net

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net