Perseverance Theatre and Juneau Dance Unlimited Present OKLAHOMA!, 11/9-12/9

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Perseverance Theatre continues its 2012-2013 season with the Tony Award winning musical hit OKLAHOMA! with Music by Richard Rodgers, Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs with original dances by Agnes De Mille. Perseverance Theatre's production is produced in collaboration with Juneau Dance Unlimited. Directed by Shona Strauser, Musical Direction by Sally Smith, Choreography by Ricci Adan. OKLAHOMA! opens Friday November 9 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through December 9 on the Perseverance Mainstage in Douglas.

Performances are Thursday Through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with a final Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9. There will be special Pay-As-You-Can Previews at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 4 and Wednesday, November 7. Tickets are available at Hearthside Books, The JACC, online HERE or by calling 907-463-TIXS (8497).

Based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs, OKLAHOMA! was the first musical collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein and spawned the hits "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" and "Oklahoma" among many others. Often revived on Broadway and winner of numerous Tony Awards, this musical is sure to delight audiences of all ages! Oklahoma! is considered one of the most influential works in American Musical Theatre and Perseverance is proud to bring this amazing musical to Juneau audiences.

ARTISTIC TEAM
Director: Shona Strauser
Music Director: Sally Smith
Choreographer: Ricci Adan Set Design: Art Rotch
Lighting Design: Greg Goff
Costume Design: Rick Silaj
Production Stage Manager: Krissy Larson

CAST
Aunt Eller: Mimi Benjamin*
Curly: Leonid Grinberg
Laurey: Christina Apathy*
Cord Elam: Stephen Rothchild
Will Parker: James Sullivan
Jud Fry: Enrique Bravo*
Ado Annie Carnes: Allison Holtkamp
Ali Hakim: Frank Katasse
Gertie Cummings: Margeaux Ljungberg
Andrew Carnes: George Holly
Chorus: Misha Culver,?Carraig New,?Máire New,?Caitlin O'Meally, Anouk Otsea, Scott Shaub, Giselle Stone, Ty Yamaoka, Eric Vang
*indicates members of Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

MUSICIANS
Piano: Douglas Smith/Rob Cohen
Guitar: Jason Burnett
Violin/Fiddle: J. Austin Osterhout
Drums: Brayden Wrightson

JUNEAU PERFORMANCE DATES
Pay-As-You-Can Previews
Sunday, November 4, 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 7, 7:30pm

Opening Night - Friday, November 9, 7:30pm - Join us for post-show celebration!

Regular Performances
Saturday, November 10, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 17, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 18, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, November 21, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 23, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 24, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 25, 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 29, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 30, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 1, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 2, 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 6, 7:30pm
Friday, December 7, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 8, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 9, 2:00pm

Pay-As-You-Can Performances
Sunday, November 11, 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 15, 7:30 pm

Perseverance Theatre was founded in 1979 in Juneau. Thirty years later, we've grown into a leading professional theatre in Alaska, recognized both statewide and nationally for our programming, training and development that's reflective of the Alaskan community, including 65 world premieres of plays by Alaskan and national playwrights. Perseverance Theatre's mission is to create professional theatre by and for Alaskans. We value community engagement, professional rigor, and regional voice. Last year, Perseverance launched the initiative to begin performing a season of plays in Anchorage as a resident company in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

Find more information on Perseverance Theatre at www.perseverancetheatre.org. You can also follow Perseverance Theatre at facebook.com/PerseveranceTheatre and Twitter.com/PersevTheatreAK.

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