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Students to sing iconic Oklahoma musical
East Jackson Comprehensive High School to perform Rodgers and Hammerstein classic
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“There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow” and “the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye” in “Oklahoma!”

The sounds from the classic musical from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II will be heard as the East Jackson Comprehensive High School drama club performs “Oklahoma!”

Performances will be March 26, March 28-29 and April 2 and 3 in the EJCHS auditorium at 1435 Hoods Mill Road in Commerce. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursdays, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Based on Lynn Riggs’ play “Green Grow the Lilacs,” “Oklahoma!” was the first collaboration of the award-winning team of Rodgers and Hammerstein, earning it the Pulitzer Prize in 1944.

Set against the backdrop of farming and ranching in Oklahoma around 1900, the collaboration contains American standards such as “Oh What A Beautiful Mornin,’” “The Surrey With The Fringe on Top,” “People Will Say We’re In Love” and, of course, the rousing title song.

The cast and crew feature more than 70 EJCHS students.

“Oklahoma!” stars Courtney Mull and Isabella Cleghorn as Laurey Williams, Bobby Reidling and Curley McLain, Daniel Derochers as Will Parker, Aly Hertzog and Marion Mealor as “Ado” Annie Carnes, Amber Griswold and Jessica Pass as Aunt Eller and Reeves Nesmith as Jud Fry.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students at the door. Tickets for the March 29 matinee are $5.

For more information, call 706-336-8915.