Well, we’ve gone about as fer as we can go. Oklahoma! has lowered its curtain for the final time. The cast and crew had an amazing time working on this wonderful production, and they are all thankful to everyone who attended. Forever friends were made, inside jokes will be laughed about for months to come, and a few tears were shed as we said goodbye to our temporary home in Oklahoma!
Laurey, Female, Soprano, (18-35) She has an innocence and yet an air of knowledge about her. She lives with her Aunt Eller on a ranch and is in love with Curly, though she may not admit it. Songs: Many a New Day, People Will Say We’re in Love, Out of My Dreams, and solo lines in The Surrey with the Fringe on Top, Laurey’s Entrance and Oklahoma!
Curly, Male, Baritone, (18-35) Has a confident swagger and deserves it, he is the most handsome man in the whole county. He is in love with Laurey, but refuses to admit it. He’s a cowboy and the romantic lead. He is called Curly for his curly hair. Love scene. Fight scene. Songs: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, Surrey with the Fringe on Top, People Will Say We’re in Love, Poor Jud Is Dead, Oklahoma!
Aunt Eller, Female, mezzo, (40-?) She acts as the town’s aunt, a fun-loving caretaker. She watches over the town and a ranch with her neice, Laurey and a hired hand, Jud. She sees the good in everyone. Songs: verses in The Farmer and the Cowman, and Oklahoma! and solo lines in Kansas City and The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.
Will Parker, Male, Tenor, (18-35) Will is a cowboy who is skilled enough to compete in rodeos. Being able to do rope tricks is a plus. Will is a dance role, tap dancer preferred. He is interested in Ado Annie, but isn’t the brightest bulb. Love scene. Songs: All Er Nothin’, Kansas City, The Farmer and the Cowman, Entrance of Ensemble
Jud Fry, Male, Baritone, (18-35) Described as dark and growly by others, Jud takes care of the ranch Laurey and Aunt Eller live on. Jud does not fit in with the society he lives with, he is seen by most as an outsider and misunderstood. He has feelings for Laurey. He works hard to take care of Laurey and Aunt Eller on the ranch. Solo song and duet; no dance. Not for the faint of heart. Songs: Lonely Room, Poor Jud Is Dead
Ado Annie Carnes, Female, Soprano, (18-35) Andrew Carnes’ daughter, she “Can’t Say No” to anyone. She wants everyone to be happy. Her heart is always in the right place, but she isn’t always the best judge of character. A comic, romantic lead, she is wooed by Ali Hakim, but deep down she feels a connection to Will Parker. Songs: I Can’t Say No!, The Farmer and the Cowman, All er Nothin’ and various solo lines.
Ali Hakim, Male, (18-35) Traveling peddler who says he’s from Persia (present day Iran). Though we aren’t sure how much of what he says we can believe. He, like Jud, is an outsider to this community but not feared by most. He likes pretty things and women. He pursues Ado Annie and Gertie Cummings. One solo number, but, singing takes a back seat to laughs in this role. Song: It’s a Scandal! It’s an Outrage!
Gertie Cummings, Female, Alto or Soprano, (18-35) From the next town over, she has eyes on Curly and isn’t waiting around for Laurey to say no to him. She has a unique laugh. Songs: Solo verse of Out of My Dreams.
Andrew Carnes, Male, Tenor, (40-?) He is very protective of his daughter, Ado Annie. He doesn’t want Will Parker to marry her because he believes the cowboy’s life to be risky and unreliable. To prove this isn’t true he asks for Will to maintain $50 in order to have his daughter’s hand in marriage. He is a rancher, and doesn’t feel very kind to cowboys in general. Comedy skills needed here, no virtuoso singing but some solo lines in “The Farmer and the Cowboy.” Song: The Farmer and the Cowboy
Dance Curly, Male, Dancer, (16-35) He must be able to dance a ballet and should resemble Curly in Laurey’s dream ballet. May be doubled as another character or in the ensemble.
Dance Laurey, Female, Dancer, (16-35) She must be able to dance a ballet and should resemble the actress playing Laurey. May be doubled as another character or in the ensemble.
Other Characters: Ike Skidmore, M, Baritone, Farmer, (30’s+) Owns the ranch where the Box Social takes place.