Oklahoma! cast enchants with classic musical

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Published on January 30, 2014

Ado Annie’s father shows the pesky peddler Ali Hakim (Neil MacQuarrie) what he thinks of a wanderer dating his daughter.

 

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Disgruntled farmhand Jud Fry (Alan Slipp) dreams of promiscuous women vying for his attention.

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Ado Annie (Caroline Burton) warms up to Will Parker’s (Gregory Palmer) charms.

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Aunt Eller (Brenda Bailey) puts farmer Andrew Carnes (Alan Tupper) in his place.

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Aunt Eller (Brenda Bailey) tells the young girls a few things about life.

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The farmers and the cowboys have some fun with their lady friends at the social.

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The farmers and the cowboys have some fun with their lady friends at the social.

Published on January 30, 2014

Ali Hakim (Neil MacQuarrie) surprises the crowd at the box social with an unexpected bid for a hamper.

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The federal marshall (Jim Horne) takes Curly (Scott McKinnon) up on an offer to sell his horse in order to win a certain someone’s hamper.

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Jud Fry (Alan Slipp), right, confronts Curly (Scott McKinnon) for bidding on the hamper he intended to win.

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Curly (Scott McKinnon) tries to persuade Laurey (Elsa Hodder) what it would be like to roll up to the box social with him.

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Will Parker (Gregory Palmer) shares tales of his travels to Kansas City with the territory boys and shows them one particularly naughty item he lugged back home.

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Ado Annie (Caroline Burton) tells Laurey (Elsa Hodder) why she finds a smooth talking young man hard to resist.

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Ali Hakim (Neil MacQuarrie) tempts Laurey (Elsa Hodder) with a potent potion that he claims will help her make difficult decisions.

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Laurey (Elsa Hodder) breaks into song.

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The gals have a little fun mocking the fellas with Laurey (Elsa Hodder).

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Farmhand Jud Fry (Alan Slipp) shows Curly (Scott McKinnon) the gun he keeps in the smokehouse that he lives in on Laurey’s farm.

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Aunt Eller (Brenda Bailey) rushes to the smokehouse to see what happened after two gunshots are fired.

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Disgruntled farmhand Jud Fry (Alan Slipp) places a disturbing order with a hesitant Ali Hakim (Neil MacQuarrie).

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Laurey (Elsa Hodder) has her fortune read.

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Laurey (Elsa Hodder) dreams of marrying Curly (Scott McKinnon).

 

Local lovers of live theatre are in luck.

The Quick As A Wink Theatre Society’s rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s acclaimed musical Oklahoma! runs for one more weekend before the curtains close on the non-profit theatre company’s season opener.

The quality Broadway-style musical, directed by Mark Wainman, debuted the weekend of Jan. 24-26 with four showings at King’s-Edgehill School’s Fountain Performing Arts Centre.

Complete with a stellar cast, colourful set, spot-on choreography and talented pit orchestra, Quick As A Wink’s Oklahoma! highlights just how talented the theatre’s volunteers really are.

As for the story line, that’s best laid out by the down-home farmers and cowboys that have made Oklahoma! a classic.

Oklahoma! returns to the stage Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in King’s-Edgehill’s Fountain Performing Arts Centre. Encore performances are scheduled for Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the same venue.

Tickets, available for purchase at the door or at Moe’s Place Music Sales, are $17.50 per adult, $15 for a senior, student of Quick As A Wink member, and $12 for a child under 12.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 1-902-472-7229.

Organizations: Fountain Performing Arts Centre, Quick As A Wink Theatre Society, Edgehill School

Geographic location: Oklahoma, Broadway

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