Rodgers and Hammerstein Film Festival

October 2, 2015 — October 3, 2015


The King and I
Friday, October 2
7:30pm

Oklahoma!
Saturday, October 3
3pm

The Sound of Music
Saturday, October 3
7:30pm

Get ready to celebrate one of Broadway’s greatest creative teams with our…

Rodgers & Hammerstein Film Festival!

We will be showing three film versions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest musicals:

OKLAHOMA!, THE KING & I and THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

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OKLAHOMA! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. The original Broadway production opened in 1943 and its beloved film adaptation shortly followed in 1955. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams.  Featuring the classic songs “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” and the title song “Oklahoma!”

THE KING & I is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s fifth musical, premiering on Broadway in 1951 and adapted into a film version in 1956. It tells the story of Anna, a British schoolteacher hired as part of the King of Siam’s drive to modernize his country.  As Anna teaches her pupils about the world outside of their home, we see the relationship between the King and Anna, often marked by conflict, develop into a mutual respect and love for one another.  Featuring the classic songs “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Getting to Know You,” and “Shall We Dance?”

THE SOUND OF MUSIC was the final musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The original Broadway production opened in 1959 for which it won multiple Tonys.  It was adapted as a film in 1965, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plumber, with great reception, winning 5 Academy Awards. Based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the story of a free-spirited nun, who chooses to leave the world she knows behind for a man and his family for whom she has fallen in love.  While acting as their governess, she ends up being the bright light of love the family needed all along as she opens their hearts through music.  Featuring the classic songs “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and “Do-Re-Mi.”

 

Due to unforeseen artist scheduling conflicts, the Second Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival will be moved from this fall 2015 to spring 2016. We will announce the new spring 2016 schedule shortly. The box office will contact all ticket holders to make necessary arrangements.