Bucks County Playhouse’s 5th Oscar Hammerstein Festival presents…
A Beautiful Dawning: Oklahoma! at 75
A Benefit Concert
Saturday, June 22 • 7:30pm
Featuring: Kerstin Anderson, Phillip Attmore, Eleasha Gamble & Justin Guarini Writer/Host: Ted Chapin • Projection Designer: Dan Scully • Associate Designer: Maria Turnage • Musical Director/Piano: Andy Einhorn (Carousel, Hello, Dolly!) • Director/Choreographer: Parker Esse (Broadway’s Fosse) Sponsored by: Dee Ann and Marv Woodall
Based on an original concept and production for 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics and Lyricists, New York, NY
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration wasn’t just a theatrical smash hit – it was a game changer.
Oklahoma!, written in Bucks County at Hammerstein’s Highland Farm, ushered in an entirely different kind of musical, and with it, the dawning of a new era in musical theater. Through narration by Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization’s Chief Creative Officer Ted Chapin, audience members will gain a new perspective on the show through performances of its classics (“Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, “People Will Say We’re in Love”), uncover songs dropped from the production during its pre-Broadway run (“Boys and Girls Like You and Me,” others), and explore, with fresh eyes, Oklahoma!‘s continued relevance 75 years after its history-making premiere.
A Beautiful Dawning: Oklahoma! at 75 will feature Kerstin Anderson (Broadway’s My Fair Lady), Phillip Attmore (Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! and Shuffle Along…), Eleasha Gamble (National Tour of the The Lion King) and Justin Guarini (BCP’s The New World and Broadway’s Wicked). Join us Saturday, June 22 for this benefit concert in celebration of the Playhouse’s weekend long Oscar Hammerstein Festival, which celebrates the importance of lyrics in the creation of new musicals.
Meet The Cast
Please note: Children under the age of 4 are not permitted into the theater.