Presented by OperaSLO / Sharon & John Dobson and 98.1 KJUG
Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae star in this larger than life RKO musical, made in 1955. Based on the earlier Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway musical that opened in 1943 and set a record for the most performances of a musical, “Oklahoma!” was originally titled “Away We Go” but was changed to the name of the popular song in the show shortly after it opened. The movie was Shirley Jones’ film debut, and she went on to an illustrious career in film and TV after that. It was shown in Cinemascope about a year after it premiered and was director Fred Zinnemann’s only musical. It cost a then astronomical $6.8 million!
The story is pretty simple: several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic “favors” of various local ladies. Dated? You bet. Fun? Absolutely!
Join us for a rousing warm-up for OperaSLO’s Citywide Arts Collaboration production at the PAC, and sing aloud to some of the greatest songs ever written for a musical! 145 min. USA.
Sunday, March 18
3:00pm Palm Theatre, SLO
$15 General / $12 Students / All Festival Passes