Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! opens

The cast and orchestra of the Paw Paw Village Players’ production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s  “Oklahoma” posed with Director Renee Beck, second from left.

    PAW PAW - The Paw Paw Village Players are observing their golden anniversary year in the 2019 season by presenting the very first musical  Broadway team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein ever created together. The classic  “Oklahoma!” opens tonight (Friday) at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage at Freshwater Community Church, 600 E. Michigan Avenue.
    The story takes place in the early 1900s in Clare-more, Oklahoma. “Many of the show’s songs you will recognize, like ‘Oh, What a Beautiful Morning’, ‘Surrey with the Fringe on Top’, and many others,” noted Village Players President Don Stine.
    The show is directed by Players’ veteran director Renee Beck and features “many of the actors and actresses you have seen on our stage before - but also several folks new to the Players stage, some making their very first stage appearance,” said Stine.
    “Oklahoma! is one of the greatest musicals ever produced and we are proud to present it as part of our 50th-year celebration,”
    Additional performances are scheduled for July 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and July 21 at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults; $12 for students and senior citizens. Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more; call the PPVP message line, (269) 657-PLAY, for details, and someone will respond.  
    “You can also purchase tickets in advance from our website at,” noted Stine. Tickets will also be available at the door.
   Freshwater Church is a barrier-free venue.

    Paw Paw Days information that has appeared in both The Courier-Leader and Paw Paw Flashes listed the wrong time for the Paw Paw Village Players’ Sunday, July 21 matinee performance of Rodgers and Ham-merstein’s classic musical, “Oklahoma”.  The afternoon show will begin at 4 p.m. on the Main Stage at Fresh-water Community Church, 600 E. Michigan Avenue, Paw Paw.

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