July 15 - July 23, 2011
The most important musical of all time! Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high- spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background again which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics hold the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!
Event Name: Oklahoma
Article: Young Wellesley actors help Weston Drama Workshop kick off 49th season Read more: Young Wellesley actors help Weston Drama Workshop kick off 49th sea
Wicked Local Wellesley - Jul 07, 2011
By Special to the Townsman
Rehearsals for the high-quality, entertaining productions for which Weston Drama Workshop has become known are well under way and will be presented...
Rehearsals for the high-quality, entertaining productions for which Weston Drama Workshop has become known are well under way and will be presented beginning in mid-July at Regis College in Weston.
Executive producer Sue Ryan and associate producer Chris Brindley have attracted about 140 students to the casts and crews for this year’s productions. The morning shows generally feature sixth to ninth graders, while the evening shows feature ninth graders to those up to 23 years old. Actors and technical crew members have been drawn from 11 communities, including Weston, Wellesley, Needham, Newton, Natick, Framingham, Wayland, Lincoln, Sudbury, Waltham and Lexington.
Cast and crew members from Wellesley include Lauren Alexander, Alexandra Bater, Meghan Blossom, Tatiana Chinitz, Caroline Eldridge, Caitlin Gillooly, Daniel Gillooly, Diana Hockett, Julie Hockett, Grant Jacoby, Allison Kannam, Megan Kaye, Maeve Kelley, Elizabeth Kennedy, Anna Krechevsky, Andrew Maney, Anna Mayersohn, Rebecca Mayersohn, Beverly McGowan, Caroline Murphy Racette, Justin O’Brien, Alexander Perry, Julia Reed, Nadine Richardson, Sarah Sterling, Alexander Stravinski, Bridget Sullivan, Nora Sullivan, Gracy Tuffy, Lydia Tuffy, Simone Tuffy, Grace van Dyck Wall, and Brielle Weiner.
According to Brindley, “Many of the young actors have starred in their school or college productions in years past,” and crew members have served as stage managers in their school productions. As a result, the students’ breadth and depth of experience in the theater arts shine through in the productions. “Birdie” director Abraham Mills, for example, commented, “We are blocking the show in under three weeks, and the pace is upbeat and energetic. The kids are rising to the task, in both their dancing and their singing. In fact, they sound fabulous. I walked into the theater during a number and I thought we had the professional CD playing.”
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Event Name: Oklahoma
Review posted by: Sarah from New York, NY, Jul 18, 2011
The orchestra was Broadway quality and the cast was amazingly talented. Better than the Reagle production!