Oklahoma for Radlett Light Opera Society

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One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s best-loved musicals is being performed by Radlett Light Opera Society next week.

Oklahoma can be seen at the Radlett Centre from Tuesday, November 19, until Saturday, November 23.

It is set in Oklahoma Territory in 1906, where cattlemen and farmers fight over fences and water rights. A celebration of frontier life. it combines romance and passion, with the story centred on two rivalries.

Cowboy Curly McClain and hired hand Jud Fry are both in love with farm girl, Laurey. Their mutual dislike grows in intensity as each is threatened by Laurey’s inability to trust her true feelings.

Meanwhile the intricate relationships involving Laurey’s friend Ado Annie, her on/off boyfriend Will Parker and wily travelling salesman Ali Hakim provide a comic counterpoint to the main theme.

The score includes such classics as Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, People Will Say We’re In Love, and Oklahoma!.

Performances are at 7.45pm each evening with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

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Ticket prices are £15 & £16 with concessions available on the Tuesday evening and Saturday matinee performances.

They are available from the Radlett Centre box office on 01923 859291 or online at www.radlettcentre.co.uk

n Radlett Light Opera Society is looking for girls and boys to appear in its musical production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver which is being performed next May.

Based on the Dickens story, the score includes Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got To Pick-a-Pocket Or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah and As Long As He Needs Me.

Children should be between eight and 14 years, although selection is look dependent not age dependent, and among the roles which need filling are Oliver, The Artful Dodger, Charlie Bates and Bet as well as two groups of children’s chorus as Victorian London street urchins.

Youngsters who would like to be considered should contact join@rlos.org.uk and will be invited to the launch of the production at St John’s Church Hall in Gills Hill Lane, Radlett, from 8pm on Wednesday, December 4.