Oklahoma! Edition

Spartan Scroll

Oh what a beautiful morning...

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Synopsis - taken directly from the program

Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theater 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. Althoguh 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!

About The Performance

MHS presented OKLAHOMA! November 16-18. Each night drew large, excited crowds waiting on the edge of their seats for the curtain to open. Both on stage and behind the scenes students and directors worked hard and gave this show everything they had, which truly made this show as magnificent as it was. Featuring excellent and talented student actors, a beautiful set, and brilliant sound/lighting, this show was amazing in all aspects. The first one to be presented in the new and improved auditorium, this show has once again proved that our students are amazingly talented and extraordinary.

All The Way From Oklahoma!

Cheyenne Smith - Laurey

Cheyenne Smith just wrapped up her last musical on the Moberly High School Stage. She took on the role of Laurey, the female lead, in Oklahoma! Cheyenne says that being in the productions has helped her to become part of the theater family and that it is an important bond to carry throughout high school. Her favorite song is All er Nothin’ because she would always mouth the words backstage while it was being performed. A moment when she realized her position in the program was when other cast mates went to her for help and suggestions during rehearsal. Cheyenne hopes to continue acting in college.

Walker Brownfield - Curly

Walker Brownfield, a senior at MHS, took on the lead role of Curly in Oklahoma! This was Walker’s first musical. He says the road to this lead role started when singing a Disney song just for fun. After that, teachers, family members, and friends told him to audition for the musical and he decided to go for it. He really enjoyed the experience and said that it was fun and interesting. Walker says that after high school he might continue acting elsewhere.

Ms. Drennan - Choreographer

This is Ms. Drennan’s first year the Moberly high School, as well as her first shot at choreographing. Ms. Drennan has been a dancer for many years and she says that the biggest challenge was putting the dance moves into terms everyone could understand since she had become to used to dance terminology. Her favorite dance to choreograph was the dream ballet, as well as All er’ Nothin. Ms. Drennan is excited to be involved in the MHS theater program and enjoyed the students she got to work with.


Rachel Koch

Rachel Koch, a senior at MHS, attending Oklahoma! On opening night. She says that her favorite scene was was the dream ballet and that her favorite song was the title song, Oklahoma! Rachel enjoyed the humor and how authentic the show was.

Ms. El-Kurbu

Ms. El-Kurbu, an English teacher at MHS, saw the show on opening night and closing night. She says that All er’ Nothin was her favorite and she thought it was funny. She also enjoyed the song It’s a Scandal! It’s an Outrage! El-Kurbu’s favorite part of the show was in the dream ballet when dream Laurey’s veil is ripped off and everyone freezes and the lights go red.

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A dramatic comedy with lighthearted feats and humor, this show outlines the story of a seemingly perfect little town as a reality TV show brings the regular life in Paradise Junction to a stammering halt. You won't want to miss yet another display of the amazing MHS theater program!