Oklahoma!

Frankston Arts Centre January 2014

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!

PRODUCTION TEAM
DirectorDavid Crawshaw
Musical DirectorJohn Clancy
ChoreographerSteven Rostron
Production ManagerBrett Wingfield
Scenic DesignJohn Burrett, John Shelbourn & Brenton Staples
Lighting DesignBrad Alcock
Sound DesignMarcello LoRicco
Costume DesignBrett 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 ConstructionAlley Enterprises
Peter Thurley
Scenic PaintingJohn Burrett
Brenton Staples
John Shelbourn
Lighting OperatorDavid Boddison-Gray
Lighting AssistantAndrei Chlebnikowski
Lighting Head DomePatsi Boddison
Lighting DomeNaomi Boddison-Gray
Tina Boddison-Gray
Sound OperatorSteve Cooke
Costume Co-ordinatorBrett Wingfield
Costume AssistantsMaria Sabbatucci
Cathy Conway
Brenda Trickey
Gina Goss
DressersCathy Conway
Jacinta Wilson
Brett Wingfield
Wig Co-ordinatorJessi-Leigh O’Halloran
Assistant Stage ManagerNicole Lylak
Head FlymanMichael Bates
StagingPeter Bates
Josh Lacey
Jez Lylak
Zac Groenveld
Craig Dixon
Grace Ephraums
Props Co-ordinatorJane Lacey
MarketingBrett Wingfield
Kylie McMillan
Program DesignKylie McMillan (Instintive Graphis)
PhotographyMichael Fletcher Photography
Stage PhotosMichael Fletcher Photography
Company TicketsFran Boyd
Audition SecretaryBrett Wingfield
Green Room ManagerJan Lavender
Green Room AssistantsChristin Congdon
Carole Cuthbertson
Judi McCormack
Helen Brown
Shirley Bowen
Front of House DisplayKylie McMillan
Rehearsal PianistKrystal Tunnicliffe
Timothy Verdon
Accent CoachJanet Reid
Cast PhysiotherapistPeter Nicklen
ArmourerPeter Bates
ConductorJohn Clancy
ViolinsChantal Roddy
Elizabeth Lumley
Jodi Porter
CelloDebbie McLeod
BassGeoff Shields
Flute/PiccoloChantal Roddy
OboeBob Millar
ClarinetEmily Fry
BassoonSara Rafferton
French HornKevin Close
Phoebe Smithies
TrumpetJenny Stengards
TromboneJonty Smith
PercussionBen Hudson
KeysKrystal Tunnicliffe
CAST
Aunt EllerLindy Yeates
CurlyMatthew Clayton
LaureyTara Kabalan
Ike SkidmoreAnthony Bolger
Will ParkerLiam Kilgour
Jud FryRobert Clark
Ado Annie CarnesAshleigh Kreveld
Ali HakimScott Hili
Gertie CummingsLauren Doutch
Andrew CarnesMatthew 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