Oklahoma! at 5th Avenue

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

There’s a bright golden haze in Seattle, and it’s coming from the lights of The 5th Avenue Theatre!

The famed home of Broadway-quality musicals in the Pacific Northwest is partnering with Tony Award-nominated choreographer Donald Byrd and his acclaimed Spectrum Dance Theater to bring a glorious reinvention of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! to big-hearted, high-kicking life.

Packed with much-loved familiar favorites such as “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “I Cain’t Say No,” “People will Say We’re in Love,” and of course, “Oklahoma,” this joyous musical is a wholesome slice of Americana, a celebration of a young and growing nation filled with possibility.  Oklahoma! is directed by Peter Rothstein and will feature a host of 5th Avenue favorites including Eric Ankrim as the charming cowhand Curly, Anne Allgood as Aunt Eller, and Matt Owen as Will Parker.

Honoring Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! as the embodiment of the American musical, The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to invite Seattle residents to a free community day on Sunday, February 5.  Attendees will enjoy free classes, tours, food, and more.  Additionally, in mid-March an all-youth production of Oklahoma! will take over The 5th Avenue stage for a limited run, with local youngsters singing the songs and dancing the steps that make this musical one greatest of all time.

Music by Richard Rodgers; Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein

Directed by Peter Rothstein

WHEN: Previews: February 3 – February 8, 2012

Community Day: February 5, 2012

Opening Night: February 9, 2012

Closing Performance: March 4, 2012

All-Student Production: March 16-17, 2012

SHOW Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 7:30 p.m.

TIMES: Thursdays & Fridays – 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays – 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Sundays – 1:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

No Sunday evening performances on 2/26 and 3/4.

Added performances on 2/23 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: The 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101)

TICKETS:  Single tickets start at $29. For more information, or to push tickets please visit or call the box office at (206) 625-1900.  Tickets may also be purchased by calling (888) 5TH-4TIX.

Special thanks to The 5th’s 2011-2012 season co-sponsors Safeco Insurance, US Bank, and the Seattle Times.

Additional thanks to Oklahoma!’s production sponsors KCTS and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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