In 2016, we were thrilled to be bring the first collaboration between the famed partners Rodgers and Hammerstein to the Ipswich Regent Theatre. Oklahoma!
Set in 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, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl. The road to true love is anything but smooth, but there is no doubt that these two romantics will succeed in making a life together. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey are poised to spend their new life together in a brand new state.
The Ipswich Regent took home to the society once again in this fantastic production! New cast members met old ones and made friends with all those involved. Oklahoma! being a family show really set a precedent for other dramatic groups and showed how to put together this wonderful production. With Resident Musical Director Mike Wren on hand with Mark Connell directing this show, it was bound to go to Kansas City and back again with cheers!
Overall it’s a very good show with confident performances throughout and fantastic songs you can’t help but tap your foot too.
Wayne Savage – East Anglian Daily Times