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A cowboy, a farm girl and a surrey with fringe on top: K-State Theatre presents 'Oklahoma!'

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018


K-State Theatre will present "Oklahoma!" at 7:30 p.m. Nov 1-4 and 8-10 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. | Download this photo.


MANHATTAN — The School of Music, Theater, and Dance at Kansas State University will present the classic love story "Oklahoma!" at 7:30 p.m. Nov 1-4 and 8-10 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.

Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, fall in love during a high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys. Against all odds, these two head-strong romantics are determined to create a new life together in a brand-new state.

Tickets are $16 for the general public; $14 for seniors, military, faculty and staff; and $11 for students and youth. They can be purchased online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638. Tickets also may be purchased one hour before each performance at the Chapman Theatre. All tickets, regardless of purchase method, include sales tax and are free from convenience fees.

“Oklahoma” is directed by Jerry Jay Cranford, assistant professor of theatre. Also involved are the following School of Music, Theatre, and Dance faculty members: Paul Hunt, music director; Amy Rosine, vocal director; Kathy Voecks, scenic designer; Dana Pinkston, costume designer; Jo Sanburg, lighting and sound designer; Ben Stark, technical director; LaVonne Canfield, stage manager supervisor; George Wame Matthews, scene shop manager; and Melissa Neville, costume shop supervisor.

The following Kansas State University students are part of the "Oklahoma!" cast and crew:

Jaran Hedstrom, sophomore in applied music, Abilene, as Sam; Cody Hanna, freshman in electrical engineering, Clearwater, associate lighting designer; Nich Elliott, sophomore in theatre, Eudora, as Fred and Jess; Natali Young, freshman in theatre, Fort Leavenworth, assistant prop master; Cole Rockhold, junior in theatre, Fort Scott, assistant director.

From Greater Kansas City: Natalie Joeckel, freshman in theatre, Gardner, assistant stage manager; Donovan Watts, junior in theatre, Kansas City, as Cord; Ian Boyd-Duncan, junior in theatre, fight captain, and Lauren Taylor, junior in applied music, as Ado Annie Carnes, both from Olathe; Janelle Augustine, freshman in psychology, assistant stage manager, Zackary Russell, sophomore in applied music, as Ike and Joe, Morgan Sterrett, senior in theatre, as Gertie Cummings and ensemble member, Kelly Urschel, senior in applied music and communication sciences and disorders, as Laurey and Dream Laurey, and Mia Vaught, freshman in theatre, as Kate, all from Overland Park; and Matthew Robison, freshman in music education, Shawnee, as Andrew Carnes and ensemble member.

Michael Duncan, junior in theatre, as Will Parker, and Willie Michaels, senior in applied music, as Jud Fry, both from Manhattan; JD Warren, junior in theatre, Salina, as Slim and Mike; Addison Price, junior in theatre, stage manager, and Emma Price, sophomore in theatre, as Aggie, both from Scott City; Gage Stielau, senior in theatre, Syracuse, as Ali Hakim; Noah Lindquist, senior in applied music, Topeka, as Curly and Dream Curly; and Isabella Vardaman, junior in theatre, Wichita, as Ellen.

From out of state: Holden Brown, junior in theatre, Peoria, Illinois, props master; Sydney Van Dyke, freshman in communication sciences and disorders, St. Joseph, Missouri, as Sylvie and Saloon Dancer; Masie Dulitz, freshman in music education, Kearney, Nebraska, as Armina and Saloon Dancer; Deanna Richard, senior in marketing Omaha, Nebraska, as Aunt Eller; Katherine Boulanger, master's student in theatre, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, scene shop graduate assistant; and Michelle Koczan, sophomore in fine arts, Spotsylvania, Virginia, wardrobe supervisor.


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Abilene, Clearwater, Eudora, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Scott, Gardner, Kansas City, Manhattan, Olathe, Overland Park, Salina, Scott City, Shawnee, Syracuse, Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; Peoria, Illinois; St. Joseph, Missouri; and Kearney and Omaha, Nebraska; Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Spotsvylvania, Virginia.

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Sarah Keegan