Yellow Medicine East High School students will be performing the musical "Oklahoma!" on Thurs., Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m., Fri., Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. and again on Sat., Nov. 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the YME High School Auditorium.
The show is set in a territory at the turn of the century when cattlemen and farmers were fighting over fences and water rights. In the middle of that controversy are two more rivalries. One between a cowboy called Curley and a hired hand named Jud, both in love with Laurey. The second involves Ado Annie, Will and Ali Hakim, a trio that will provide plenty of laughs.
A ranch hand encounters Aunt Eller and Laurey. Curly and Laurey have a secret passion for one another but they are too nervous to admit their feelings to one another. Curly expresses his feelings on how he would like to take Laurey to the box social that night. Meanwhile Will Parker has just returned from Kansas City. He along with other cowboys tells stories of the modern city to the onlooking ladies. Will is in fact in love with Ado Annie who herself is involved with a traveling salesman, Ali Hakim. Curly is upset to discover that Laurey has asked Jud Fry, a menacing field hand, to take her to the box social. To see what the fuss is over Jud, Curly makes a trip over to his smoke house. Laurey is now uncertain and she wishes she had not asked Jud Fry and should've asked Curly instead. Onlookers bid on hampers containing homemade food at the box social. When it comes to Laurey's hamper, Jud and Curly both fight over bids. Jud runs off with Laurey who, frustrated, fires him and breaks down. When Curly comes to her rescue they admit their love for each other. Through a few twists and turns, the musical ends up with a happy ending.
The music and lyrics are musical theatre favorites with songs that include: "Oh What a Beautiful Morning", "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top", "People Will Say We're in Love", "I Can't Say No", "Oklahoma!" and many more, making this a musical treat for the whole family.
There will be a pre-musical meal on Friday, November 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the YME High School Cafeteria.
The menu will include pulled pork sandwich, chips, cookie and a beverage. The price for those with a Friends of Music Discount Cards is five dollars, all others must pay six.
So hitch up your wagon, dust off your cowboy boots, and grab a bite to eat before the YME musical "Oklahoma!"