Licensing Company: Concord Theatricals
Oklahoma (Optional Synth String Book)
The groundbreaking musical that set the stage for all that followed! Rodgers and Hammerstein’s exuberant classic is a lively, tuneful musical full of cowboys, farmers, romance and fearless optimism.
This licensed orchestration is based on the Original 1943 Broadway Production with all the parts restored by Concord Theatricals (formerly R&H).
This show has no piano or keyboard books natively in the orchestration. However, due to the large string section required for the show, Concord Theatricals (formerly R&H) has made available an optional String Synth book that is essentially a full orchestral string reduction that allows any production to continue to play the show as intended even if you do not have 10 violins, two violas, two cellos and two basses as the score calls for. As you can imagine, it is a very busy book and will require a proficient player who is comfortable playing the part with all of the keyboard programming and patch changes.
This is an optional book and not necessary to the orchestration if you have a large string section. This book is designed for those productions who have no live string players or who want to augment a smaller string section. For those theaters, this book is essential.
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on “Green Grow the Lilacs” by: Lynn Riggs
Musical Director: Kevin Stites
New Dance Music Arranged by: David Krane
Original orchestrations by: Robert Russell Bennett
Additional orchestrations by: William David Brohn
Musical Supervisor: David Caddick
2002 Broadway Revival Orchestra
Conducted by: Kevin Stites
Associate Conductor: Paul Raiman
Assistant Conductor: Charles duChateau
Concert Master: Martin Agee
Violin: Martin Agee, Cenovia Cummins, Xin Zhao and James Tsao
Viola: Kenneth Burward-Hoy
Cello: Sarah Carter and Charles duChateau
Bass: Peter Donovan
Harp: Grace Paradise
Guitar/Banjo: Greg Utzig
Percussion: James Baker
Drums: Perry Cavari
Keyboard (String Synth): Paul Raiman
French Horn: Peter Schoettler and Lawrence DiBello
Trombone: Keith O’Quinn
Trumpet: Tino Gagliardi and Don Downs
Reeds: Edward Joffe, Matt Dine, John J. Moses, Steven Kenyon and Thomas Sefcovic
Rehearsal Pianist: Matthew Sklar
Music Preparation: Miller Music Services
Musical Coordinator: John Miller
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, setting the standards and rules of modern musical theatre. In a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century, a high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful background for Curly, a charming cowboy, and Laurey, a feisty farm girl, to play out their love story. Their romantic journey, as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, contrasts with the comic exploits of brazen Ado Annie and hapless Will Parker in a musical adventure embracing hope, determination and the promise of a new land.