Rauch delivers a rousing ‘Oklahoma!’

Jenny Graham / OSF photo Can Laurey (Royer Bockus) and Curly (Tatiana Wechsler) overcome their pride and admit their feelings for each other? The answer lies in 'Oklahoma!' now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Let’s cut straight to the chase. Bill Rauch’s production of “Oklahoma!” by Rodgers and Hammerstein is a total delight. That’s not too surprising; when you put together a person of Rauch’s creative insight and a classic musical as vaunted as this one, it’s bound to please, and it does, with a warm audience reception that manifests with roaring applause from the very first song and continues until the end of the show. Costuming is wonderful, and casting is spectacular — and a talented sextet under conductor Daniel Gary Busby provides superb accompaniment to the action.

Posted Date: 
May 17, 2018
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