Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!

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Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is presenting their critically acclaimed production of Oklahoma through December 30, 2010. Broadway producers have been reportedly circling the show, so we went to check it out as well. BroadwayWorld was on hand to meet the cast on Friday, December 3, and brings you photo coverage below!

Inspired by the toughness of the prairie, Smith sets her production in the robust world of territory life filled with a dynamic cast as rich and complex as the tapestry of America itself. D.C. area favorite E. Faye Butler (Arena Stage's Crowns, Ain't Misbehavin') stars as Aunt Eller, with Eleasha Gamble (Arena Stage's The Women of Brewster Place) as Laurey, Aaron Ramey (Broadway's Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Jud and Nicholas Rodriguez (Broadway's Tarzan) as Curly, who played Fabrizio last season in The Light in the Piazza, also directed by Smith. Cody Williams makes his Arena Stage debut as Will Parker alongside Nehal Joshi as Ali Hakim and June Schreiner as Ado Annie Carnes, a high school junior at The Madeira School in McLean, VA, who was discovered in last summer's Arena Stage Academy Musical Theater Training Company. With Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless music, Smith's Oklahoma! celebrates the vigor of America's pioneering spirit with athletic dance and boot-stomping energy.

The Cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! also includes Philip Michael Baskerville (Cord Elam), Andrew Hodge (Slim), Shane Rhoades (Fred), Vincent Rodriguez III (Sam), Anton Harrison LaMon (Jess), Cara Massey (Gertie), Emilee Dupre (Vivian), Annie Petersmeyer (Virginia), Jessica Wu (Kate), Cyana Cook (Ellen), Semhar Ghedremichael (Aggie), Hollie E. Wright (Sylvie/Dream Laurey), Kyle Vaughn (Mike/Dream Curly), Kurt Boehm (Male Swing) and Jessica Hartman (Female Swing).

The Creative Team of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! includes Choreographer Parker Esse, Music Director George Fulginiti-Shakar, Assistant Musical Director Mary Sugar, Set Designer Eugene Lee, Assistant Scenic Designer Tristan Jeffers, Costume Designer Martin Pakledinaz, Assistant Choreographer Ashley Yeater, Assistant Director Anita Maynard-Losh, Fight Choreographer David Leong, Lighting Designer Michael Gilliam, Sound Designer Tim Thompson, New York Casting Director Paul Hardt, Arena Stage Casting Director Daniel Pruksarnukul, Stage Manager Susan R. White, Assistant Stage Manager Jenna Henderson, Production Assistant Alexandria Wood and Dramaturg Janine Sobeck.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.arenastage.org, by phone at 202-488-3300 or at the Sales Office at 1101 6th St., SW, D.C.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos / Corbis

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
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Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Cody Williams & June Schreiner

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
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Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Cody Williams

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Cody Williams & June Schreiner

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
June Schreiner

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Emilee Dupre

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Emilee Dupree & Semhar Ghebremichael

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Semhar Ghebremichael

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Emilee Dupre

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Emilee Dupree & Semhar Ghebremichael

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Nehal Joshi

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Vincent Rodriguez III

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Andrew Hodge

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Nehal Joshi, Cody Williams, Vincent Rodriguez III, Andrew Hodge

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Kyle Vaughn, Hollie E. Wright, Emilee Dupre, Semhar Ghebremichael, Cara Massey, Shane Rhoades, Jessica Wu & Cody Williams

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Kyle Vaughn, Hollie E. Wright, Emilee Dupre, Semhar Ghebremichael, Cara Massey, Shane Rhoades,cyana Paolantonio & Cody Williams

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
E. Faye Butler

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
E. Faye Butler

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
E. Faye Butler

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Hollie E. Wright

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Hollie E. Wright

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Eleasha Gamble

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Eleasha Gamble

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Eleasha Gamble & Hollie E. Wright

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Eleasha Gamble & Hollie E. Wright

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Kyle Vaughn

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Kyle Vaughn

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Kyle Vaughn & Hollie E. Wright

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Kyle Vaughn & Hollie E. Wright

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Nicholas Rodriguez

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Nicholas Rodriguez & Kyle Vaughn

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Nicholas Rodriguez & Kyle Vaughn

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Nicholas Rodriguez & Kyle Vaughn

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Nicholas Rodriguez & Kyle Vaughn

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Nicholas Rodriguez & Kyle Vaughn

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Eleasha Gamble, Nicholas Rodriguez & E. Faye Butler

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Eleasha Gamble, Nicholas Rodriguez & E. Faye Butler

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!
Eleasha Gamble, Nicholas Rodriguez & E. Faye Butler

Photo EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Arena's OKLAHOMA!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.