Dorset Players Stage America’s Favorite Musical
The Dorset Players will bring down the curtain on their 91st anniversary season with ‘Oklahoma!,’ considered one of the seminal musicals in Broadway history. Performances will be at the Dorset Playhouse on Friday and Saturday, May 17,18, 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, May 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. The first collaboration of legendary lyricist Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, the show was a game-changer when it took Broadway by storm in 1943. Memorable songs such as ’Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’,’ ‘People Will Say We’re In Love’ and ‘Oklahoma!,’ advanced the story of a cowboy, Curly, who falls for a farm girl, Laurey, against the backdrop of prairie life in the Indian Territory, circa 1907.
Tickets can be purchased at dorsetplayers.org, in person at the box office, or by calling 802-867-5777. The Playhouse café opens 45 minutes prior to curtain time for dessert and coffee, and at intermission.
The Dorset Players is a nonprofit organization that owns the historic Dorset Playhouse and presents live theatre from October to May. Their mission is dedicated to fostering the arts in the community through theatrical presentations and to provide growth and educational opportunities to both children and adults through a variety of theatrical experiences.