A Lyric Theatre Mainstage Production
Fully staged, with orchestra

Music:  Richard Rodgers
Book and lyrics:  Oscar Hammerstein II

Oklahoma! was the first of many successful musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II.  An innovative musical without stars, “gags”, or chorus girls in flimsy attire, it integrated songs and American style folk dances into a heartfelt story.

The musical is based on Lynn Riggs’s 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs.  Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams.  A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie.

The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943.  It was a box-office smash and ran for an unprecedented 2,212 performances, later enjoying award-winning revivals, national tours, foreign productions and an Academy Award-winning 1955 film adaptation.  It has long been a popular choice for school and community productions.  Rodgers and Hammerstein won a special Pulitzer Prize for Oklahoma! in 1944.

Performances at the San José City College Theater
  • Sat, October 7, 2017, 8 pm
  • Sun, October 8, 2017, 2 pm
  • Fri, October 13, 2017, 8 pm
  • Sat, October 14, 2017, 2 pm
  • Sun, October 15, 2017, 2 pm
  • Sat, October 21, 2017, 8 pm  (not available with
  • Sun, October 22, 2017, 2 pm   season subscription)
Stage Director:  Barbara Murray
Music Director:  Daniel Thomas
Choreographer: Pauline Kanter

Producer:  Chris Frye
Assistant Producer:  Cheryl Passanisi



Oklahoma! poster image

Oklahoma! is presented through special arrangements with R&H Theatricals, Inc.

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by R&H Theatricals.

229 W. 28th St., 11th Floor New York, New York 10001

Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684


Oklahoma! is the first staged production at our new home, the Theater at San José City College

San José City College Theater
Interior, SJCC Theater