Wellesley Theatre Project invites you to giddy up and get yer tickets

Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical OKLAHOMA! Friday, July 31 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, August 1 at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. All performances will take place at the Wellesley High School Auditorium, 50 Rice Street, Wellesley.  Tickets are priced $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at www.wellesleytheatreproject.org in advance, or at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Set in a western territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Meanwhile, the surly farmhand Jud also vies for Laurey’s affection, proving that their journey to find love may be as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. With an ensemble of beloved characters including flirty Ado Annie, tough and big-hearted Aunt Eller, and a cunning and comedic traveling salesman, OKLAHOMA! is a classic that you “just can’t say no” to!

A talented cast and crew of 20 Summer Production Camp students between the ages of seven and sixteen brings the ensemble of farm boys, farm girls, cowboys, and ranchers to life. Cast members of  OKLAHOMA! reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Natick, Newton, Waban, Concord, and West Roxbury.

OKLAHOMA! production staff includes: Benjamin Rush, Director and Set Designer; Hannah Shihdanian, Choreographer; Tristan Bouchard, Musical Director; and Megan Pillsbury, Costume Designer.  Music and lyrics are by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Adaptation by Tom Briggs.

Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.

Registration is open for WTP’s remaining 2015 Summer Camps and Fall Classes and Productions. The summer sessions continue with one week Theatre Arts camps for students ages 4 years old -12th grade. The final production camp of the summer will be The Addams Family, The Musical (Grades 8-12).

For more information about OKLAHOMA! or upcoming summer camps, visit the website, www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or call 781-235-1550.