MUSICAL Theatre Salisbury (MTS) will be performing Oklahoma at Salisbury City Hall from Tuesday, November 28.

This production is directed by Stuart Tayler in his first role as director for MTS.

The first collaboration of famed partners Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma is set in the Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century.

The spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly (Dave Simmons), a handsome cowboy, and Laurey (Emma Clammer), a beautiful farm girl. Jud Fry (Angel Cascarino), a lonely disturbed farm hand has also fallen for Laurey.

Woven into this plot is the life of Ado Annie (Emily Caley), one of Laurey’s friends whose boyfriend Will (Will Laing) has just returned from an exciting trip to Kansas. While he was away she has fallen for Ali Hakim (Robert Preedy) a peddler, who hasn’t fallen for her. Overseeing everyone is Aunt Eller (Sue Goddard), who with her wisdom ensures they all stay on track.

Including the songs, Oh What a Beautiful Mornin, Oklahoma and I Cain’t Say No, it runs until December 2.