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Getting To Know... Rodger's & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

The groundbreaking musical that set the stage for all that followed! Rodgers and Hammerstein's exuberant classic is a lively, tuneful musical full of cowboys, farmers, romance and fearless optimism.

  • Short Musical
  • Backing Tracks, Drama
  • 60 minutes

  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Youth Groups, Jr High/Primary, Community Theatre, Elementary School / Primary

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, setting the standards and rules of modern musical theatre. In a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century, a high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful background for Curly, a charming cowboy, and Laurey, a feisty farm girl, to play out their love story. Their romantic journey, as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, contrasts with the comic exploits of brazen Ado Annie and hapless Will Parker in a musical adventure embracing hope, determination and the promise of a new land.

In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the content has been edited to better suit younger attention spans, but all the elements that make this show a classic remain. You and your students will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score, while at the same time learning about theater and its production.


  • Casting: 5M, 4F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Roles for Children, Roles for Teens
  • Casting Notes: In this show, the race of the characters is not pivotal to the plot. We encourage you to consider diversity and inclusion in your casting choices.
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • AUNT ELLER MURPHY
    CURLY McLAIN - a cowboy
    LAUREY WILLIAMS - a farm girl
    JUD FRY - a farm hand
    WILL PARKER - a cowboy
    ADO ANNIE CARNES - a farm girl
    THE PEDDLER
    GERTIE CUMMINGS
    ANDREW CARNES - a farmer
    IKE SKIDMORE - a rancher
    CORD ELAM - a rancher
    FRED - a rancher
    SLIM - a rancher
    MIKE - a farmer
    JOE - a cowboy
    TOM - a cowboy
    VIVIAN
    ELLEN
    KATE
    VIRGINIA
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Lib-Vocal Book
    1 x Vocal Book

    $24.00
    Showkit Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    30 x Student Libretto/Vocal Books
    1 x Piano/Vocal Book
    1 x Production Guide
    1 x Digital Resource Package (Performance Tracks, Guide Vocal Tracks, Guide to Choreography & Staging, Audition Sides and Forms and Track Samples, Costume Design, Set Design [including instructions on how to build fence set pieces and a working windmill], Props List, Artwork)

    $895.00