2014.1 - Oklahoma!Frankston Arts Centre : January 2014


Brief Synopsis

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.

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 colourful 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!




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Production Team
Director David Crawshaw
Musical Director John Clancy
Choreographer Steven Rostron
Production Manager Brett Wingfield
Scenic Design John Burrett, John Shelbourn & Brenton Staples
Lighting Design Brad Alcock
Sound Design Marcello LoRicco
Costume Design Brett Wingfield
Make Up Co-ordinator  Kylie McMillan
Stage Manager  Karen Bates
Assistant Stage Manager  Nicole Lylak
Rehearsal Pianist  Krystal Tunncliffe
Scenic Artists  John Burrett, John Shelbourn & Brenton Staples
Voice Advisor  Janet Reid
Set Construction Alley Enterprises
Peter Thurley
Scenic Painting John Burrett
Brenton Staples
John Shelbourn
Lighting Operator David Boddison-Gray
Lighting Assistant Andrei Chlebnikowski
Lighting Head Dome Patsi Boddison
Lighting Dome Naomi Boddison-Gray
Tina Boddison-Gray
Sound Operator Steve Cooke
Costume Co-ordinator Brett Wingfield
Costume Assistants Maria Sabbatucci
Cathy Conway
Brenda Trickey
Gina Goss
Dressers Cathy Conway
Jacinta Wilson
Brett Wingfield
Wig Co-ordinator Jessi-Leigh O’Halloran
Assistant Stage Manager Nicole Lylak
Head Flyman Michael Bates
Staging Peter Bates
Josh Lacey
Jez Lylak
Zac Groenveld
Craig Dixon
Grace Ephraums
Props Co-ordinator Jane Lacey
Marketing Brett Wingfield
Kylie McMillan
Program Design Kylie McMillan (Instintive Graphis)
Photography Michael Fletcher Photography
Stage Photos Michael Fletcher Photography
Company Tickets Fran Boyd
Audition Secretary Brett Wingfield
Green Room Manager Jan Lavender
Green Room Assistants Christin Congdon
Carole Cuthbertson
Judi McCormack
Helen Brown
Shirley Bowen
Front of House Display Kylie McMillan
Rehearsal Pianist Krystal Tunnicliffe
Timothy Verdon
Accent Coach Janet Reid
Cast Physiotherapist Peter Nicklen
Armourer Peter Bates
Conductor John Clancy
Violins Chantal Roddy
Elizabeth Lumley
Jodi Porter
Cello Debbie McLeod
Bass Geoff Shields
Flute/Piccolo Chantal Roddy
Oboe Bob Millar
Clarinet Emily Fry
Bassoon Sara Rafferton
French Horn Kevin Close
Phoebe Smithies
Trumpet Jenny Stengards
Trombone Jonty Smith
Percussion Ben Hudson
Keys Krystal Tunnicliffe
Frankston Arts Centre


Aunt Eller Lindy Yeates
Curly Matthew Clayton
Laurey Tara Kabalan
Ike Skidmore Anthony Bolger
Will Parker Liam Kilgour
Jud Fry Robert Clark
Ado Annie Carnes Ashleigh Kreveld
Ali Hakim Scott Hili
Gertie Cummings Lauren Doutch
Andrew Carnes Matthew McAdam
Farmers, cowmen, and their families:
Courtney Beeren
Sarah Burke
Elizabeth Cuthbertson
Emily Mercurio
Jessica O’Sullivan
Natasha Rayner
Janet Reid
Monica Sabbatucci
Tess Sabbatucci
Courtney Smith
Rhiannon Steward
Callum Armstrong
Nicholas Armstrong
Benny Burton
Lachie Fletcher
Peter Nicklen
Jesse Thomas
Isaac Underhill
Daragh Wills