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Caribbean Community Theatre Presents Oklahoma!

April 6, 2005 – Caribbean Community Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical comedy Oklahoma! as the fourth show of the season. This production opens on April 8 and will run for three weekends on Friday and Saturday evenings – April 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23. Curtain time is 8 p.m. There will also be a matinee on Sunday, April 17th beginning at 4 p.m. Performances will be held in the Caribbean Community Theatre, at #18 Estate Orange Grove, Christiansted.
David Richards directs this award-winning musical.
Oklahoma! is based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" written by Lynn Riggs.
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!
Oklahoma! features the talents of some faces familiar to CCT audiences, such as Terry Alden, Bill and Barbara Butler, Lionel Downer, Lorraine Durand, Nasser James, Hilary Komlanc, Charlene McGowan, Kiomie Pedrini, Jim Reese, Christine Thomas and Nick Tyler, along with newcomers to the CCT stage, like: Alksander Espelund, Micah Maples, Eric D. Oliver, Dwight Zieman, Terry Hogan, Ivey Lewis, Mariah Mays, Nora Mallory, Catherine Roth, Natali Ruiz, and Cherith Wagner. Stage manager is Tony Wagner. John Garren and Michael Fromer are on lights. Joe Kaiser helps with hair and make-up. Marty Merrick is on bass.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults; and $8 for students ($12 and $5 for CCT members).
The box office and bar open at 7:15 p.m. For information call 778-1983.
Oklahoma! is sponsored by Bank of St. Croix, Business World, Capital Mortgage Services, Carino's Bar & Restaurant, Christiansted Apothecary Hall, Chrysler Dodge Jeep of St. Croix, EMAX Financial Group, Gotts & Associates Insurance Agency, The Hideaway Spa at The Buccaneer, Island Heritage Insurance Company Ltd., Mongoose 104.9, Isle 95 and Sunny 99.5 FM, Plaza Extra, Tropico Management LP, United Healthcare, and V.I. Cargo. for the Arts in Washington, DC, a federal agency.
Eileen Des Jardins is managing producer.

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