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MWHS Thespians to Perform Classic Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical

MWHS Thespians to Perform Classic Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical
January 12
16:59 2022

Broadway theaters may not be fully up and running in New York City but the fine art students at Mineral Wells High School have not slowed down. This weekend they will give a show stopping performance on Friday and Saturday, January 15-16, with their rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Oklahoma.”

It has been several years since the theatre department has performed a musical production but this weekend more than 50 students will come together to create the classic romance tale about a farm girl and her courtship by two rival suitors.

This production is unique in that students from the band, choir and theatre department have collaborated to bring this 1900’s tale to the community.

“Oklahoma is a classic that has been delighting theater goers and living room audiences for the better part of a century. The Mineral Wells Fine Arts Department is excited to bring this show to our stage, combining Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless musical selections with original choreography by our very own MWHS students,” said theatre director Tiffany McCleod.

McCleod is the show’s director, Jeanne Baker is the vocal director and Elton Ball is the orchestra director. The cast includes Iann Salazar as Curly, Chloe Baker as Laurie, Breanna Grogan as Aunt Eller, Jacob Sommers as Jud Fry, Brooklyn Newsom as Will Parker, Claire Parker as Ado Annie and Kohner Mahan as Ali Hakim.

The show will feature a live orchestra and performances begin at 7pm in the Mineral Wells High School Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door and cost $5.

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