Oklahoma! at River Street Theatre

  • Oklahoma! Courtesy Photo—

  • Oklahoma! will be shown at the River Street Theatre. Courtesy Photo—

  • Oklahoma! Courtesy Photo—

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  • GP: Oklahoma! (c) OSPL Courtesy Photo—

Saturday, July 07, 2018 4:35PM

London’s National Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical OKLAHOMA! makes its exclusive New Hampshire debut at the Park Theatre’s River Street Theatre in Jaffrey on Saturday and Sunday.

The film of the multi-award-winning Royal National Theatre production features the famed actor, singer and producer Hugh Jackman and Maureen Lipman.

Directed by Trevor Nunn, artistic director of the Royal National Theatre and director of Cats, Starlight Express and Les Miserables and featuring new choreography by Susan Stroman (The Producers, Crazy For You, Showboat). Stroman won the Olivier Award for Best Choreography for OKLAHOMA!

This production broke box-office records in London and was recognized by the Hammerstein estate as the definitive version of this immensely popular musical. The transition to screen was just as successful with the film winning an International Emmy award.

 OKLAHOMA! marked the beginning of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s partnership, the legendary team who went on to create Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. Featuring such well-known songs as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin,” “The Surrey with a Fringe on Top” and “I Can’t Say No.”

OKLAHOMA! changed the face of stage musicals by telling an emotional story through music, lyrics and dance as never before.

Showtimes for this special cinema event are Saturday, July 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 8, at 2 p.m.

Tickets for OKLAHOMA! are $15 each. A discounted ticket of $13 is available for seniors, active military, students, and teachers. Group sales and private screening parties are also available.

More program and schedule information, as well as ticket purchases, can be found at RiverSt.org or by calling the RST Box Office (603) 532-8888. The after hours box office can be reached by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.