Oklahoma!

The Thacher Masquers present the Rogers and Hammerstein classic.
After months of long hours of practice and preparation, the Thacher Masquers brought the Rogers and Hammerstein classic Oklahoma! to the Milligan Center stage. The elaborate set design, featured in the U.S. National Tour made famous by the cast starring Hugh Jackman, transformed the stage into the frontier land of a budding new territory in the West, Oklahoma. The story follows the trials of farm girl Laurey and cowboy Curly who are young and in love in pioneer land. 



In her director's note, Tracey Williams Sutton remarked, "Oklahoma! is the very first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rogers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The show is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play Green Grow the Lilacs...The original Broadway production was a huge success, running for 2,212 performances, and went on to numerous revivals, national tours, and an Academy Award-winning 1955 film... The beauty of the work is largely due to the inspiring score, and the fact that the numbers are fully integrated into a well-made story with serious dramatic goals that are able to evoke genuine emotions other than laughter."

With over 75 students in the cast, crew, and orchestra, this production may set a record for number of students involved. The crowd delighted in every aspect of the production, from the expertly placed set pieces, to the melodic songs, to the drama and humor of the on stage performance. 

The students weren't the only ones putting in long hours to bring this production to life. Their work was bolstered and augmented by the efforts of director Tracey Williams Sutton, music director Greg Haggard, choreographer Gallia Vickery, and technical director Cal Jensen CdeP 2006. These dedicated faculty members started with casting way back at the end of the fall term and worked diligently all winter to bring together this production to the stage. The countless hours of rehearsal led to two great nights of performance, in which the cast, crew and orchestra should take great pride.

Cast and Crew of Oklahoma!

CAST

Aunt Eller—Isabel Ouweleen '17
Curly—Anthony Nikitopoulos '17
Laurey—Libby Hatton '18
Ado Annie—Ava Penner '17
Will Parker—Jeffrey Ding '18
Jud Fry—Chris Gilbert '18
Ali Hakim—Kevin Williams '20
Gertie Cummings—Alette Segerstrom '19
Dream Laurey—May Walton '18
Dream Curly—Alika Williams '19
Andrew Carnes—Vincent Langan '20

ENSEMBLE

Kate—Emmy Daro '19
Aggie—Caroline DelVecchio '19
Tom—Trevor Duggins '19
Armina—Peyton FitzHugh '18
Vivian—Paiton Gleeson '18
Chalmers—John Han '19
Slim—William Keeling '20
Cord Elam—James Langan '20
Harriet—Joy Mathebula '20
Mike—Jack O'Neill '20
Ellen—Yosephina Peters '18
Elizabeth—Maggie Sonenshine '20
Vera—Malena Solin '20
Virginia—Andrea Viera '19
Margaret—May Walton '18
Beulah—Maya Wendel '19
Ike Sidmore—Alejandro Wilcox '19
Joe—Alika Williams '19
Sam—Steven Yoo '19

CREW

Assistant Director—Devon Roberts '19
Stage Manager
—Jasmin Arculli '17
Assistant Stage Manager—Jasmin Kim '17
Fly Master—Finn Ehringer '17
Spotlight Operator—Anna Pata '20, Clare Rogowski '17
Sound—Emma Gilmore '18
Lightboard Operator—Kelly Oh '18, Gaby Sierra '18
Props Master—Helena Girardoni '18
Props Crew—Fiona McLaughlin '19, Grace Zhang '19
Stage Crew—Winslow Atkenson '20, Mikayla Carrier '17, Olivia Driscoll '18, Ian Dunne '20, Livy Edwards '20, Brendan Glenn '17, Evan Glenn '19, Joe Hardwicke '18, Luke Letscher '20, Stefanie Lueders '19, Jackie Thacher '20, Nolan Vyhnal '17
Makeup Head—Jane Gamble '18
Makeup Assistant—Rose O'Neal '17
Makeup Crew—Amber Brown '19, Tiff Butler '17, Olivia Edmondson '18, Reina Nadeau '18, Natalie Osuna '17, Elizabeth Swindells '17, Jina Zhao '20

ORCHESTRA

Concertmaster—James Costigan '19
Violin 1—Ronan Byrne '17, Olivia de Polo '18, Edel Galgon '17, Amy Hagen, Jordan Perry '17, Asher Wood '17
Violin 2—Jose Carpio '20, Sydney de Polo '17, Carina Fung '20, Emily Hidalgo '18, Klara Jacobs '19, Holly Radford
Viola—Jason Kim '19
Cello—Paul Choi '17, Ethan Kallett '18, Serafina Nieves '17, Jamie Song '19
Bass—Defne Egbo '19, Isabel Hosafros '19, Julian Littlehale
Trumpet—Dan Willard
Trombone—Andrew Conchelos
Flute—Marianna Smith
Clarinet—Ross Craton, Dan Willard
Piano—Aaron Embry
Drums—Kevin Conahey
Guitar and banjo—Alan Thornhill
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