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Getting To Know... Oklahoma!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established rules of musical theatre still being followed today.

  • Short Musical
  • Drama

  • Time Period: 20th Century
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Youth Groups, Community Theatre

The Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established 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 against 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 holding 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!

In this adaptation, the content has been edited to better suit younger attention spans, but all the elements that make this show a classic are still in place. You will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score, while at the same time learning about theatre and its production.


PLEASE NOTE: All schools wishing to peruse or perform a Getting To Know... musical should contact our office for more information. Community theatres and youth organizations should apply by clicking on the license button on the left. For questions related to Getting To Know... musicals, contact the ORiGiN™ Theatrical office.


  • Casting: 5M, 4F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Roles for Children
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • AUNT ELLER MURPHY
    CURLY McLAIN - a cowboy
    LAUREY WILLIAMS - a farm girl
    JUD FRY - a farm hand
    WILL PARKER - a cowboy
    ADO ANNIE CARNES - a farm girl
    THE PEDDLER
    GERTIE CUMMINGS
    ANDREW CARNES - a farmer
    IKE SKIDMORE - a rancher
    CORD ELAM - a rancher
    FRED - a rancher
    SLIM - a rancher
    MIKE - a farmer
    JOE - a cowboy
    TOM - a cowboy
    VIVIAN
    ELLEN
    KATE
    VIRGINIA
  • Name Price
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    1 x Lib-Vocal Book
    1 x Vocal Book

    $24.00
    Showkit Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    2 x Director's Scripts
    1 x Director's Guide
    2 x Piano Vocal Scores
    20 x Student Libretto-Vocal Books
    1 x Study Guide
    1 x Performance/Accompaniment CD
    1 x Choreography DVD
    10 x Chorus Books

    $895.00