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Rodgers and Hammerstein's
Oklahoma!

July 20-29,108
at the DHS Theatre
801 7th Street • Davenport, WA

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs

Production Team

Director: Lee Mikeska Gardner
Choreographer: Suzanne Ostersmith
Music Director: Zachariah Baker
Music Supervisor: Karen Brewster
Assistant Director: Lynn Hernas

Scenic Designer: David McQuillien Robertson
Costume Designer: Leslie Stamoolis
Lighting Designer: Justin Schmidt
Stage Manager: Jessica Smith
Sound Designer: Steve Brewster
Assistant Scenic Designer: Leslie Schweiger
Props: Karen Robertson

CAST

Laurey: Jayce Fortin
Curly: Nathan Robert Pecchia (Guest Artist)
Jud Fry: Adam Cogswell
Aunt Eller: Karen Brewster
Ado Annie: Lanica Hodge
Will Parker: Ellington Berg (Guest Artist)
Ali Hakim: Tony Caprile

Ensemble: Steve Brewster • Joyce Brock  • • Patra Canfield • Daniel Coriell • Lawrence Hansen • Erin Henry • Heather Fisher • Paul Scott • Courtney Durrant • Kady Cullen • Mark Cullen • Fritzie Tugahan • Elaine Van Belle • Carolyn Wesselius • Knute Hernas • Marissa Koeller • Audrey Parks • Paula Reed • Alexa Robinson • Mary Mendenhall • Daniel Moldrem • Debbie Mielke • Brad Sweet • Cord Sweetland • Chris Warwick

With Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless music, Oklahoma! celebrates the vigor of America’s pioneering spirit with athletic dance and boot-stomping energy. Chock full of classic tunes such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin,” and “People Will Say We’re in Love,” this production will thrill audiences young and old.

WTC’s fresh take on this classic American musical will be as rich and complex as the great tapestry of America itself. As the third production of our one-of-a-kind Guest Artist Program, Oklahoma! will feature the work of professional theatre artists from around the country who will come to Lincoln County to work alongside and mentor 30+ local volunteers

Tickets

$20 Adults (advance) 
$18 Senior (advance)
$10 Student
$25 at the door

$10 Groups of 8+
(Click here for group tix)

Performance Schedule

Friday, July 20 • 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 21 • 2:00 PM
Sunday, July 22 • 2:00 PM

Friday, July 27 • 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 28 • 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 29 • 2:00 PM

Oklahoma! runs approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one fifteen-minute intermission, and there is no unobtrusive way to exit the theatre during the performance. We ask parents to use their judgement in determining the suitability of the performance for their children.

How to purchase

  • Online: click a performance above
  • Via phone: Call 866-811-4111
  • at Davenport Pharmacy. Ticket sales have now ended at all other area locations.
  • at the door, beginning one hour before curtain.

Member tickets

Donate $50 or more and become a WTC Member! You'll get 20% off tickets, the exclusive ability to reserve your seats, invited to members-only events, and the satisfaction to supporting the arts in your community!


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Support for this production is provided by:

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LOCAL Business Sponsors 

 
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AB Paints • Sound By Steve • Lincoln Advertiser • Huckleberry Press


Photography

by Zach Edwards


Meet Our Guest Artists!

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Lee Mikeska gardner

Director

Lee comes to us from the Boston area, where she is in her fourth season as artistic director of The Nora Theatre Company. 

Directing credits with The Nora include Les Liaisons DangereusesHer Aching Heart, Grounded, Saving Kitty (with Jennifer Coolidge), and Arcadia. Lee is also an accomplished actor and winner of the Elliot Norton Award for her performance as Emilie in Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight and a Helen Hayes Award as Mary in A House in the Country. Lee came to Boston from Washington DC, where she held leadership positions with Wooly Mammoth Theatre and Washington Shakespeare Company. 

As an educator, Lee has taught or served as a guest artist at colleges and universities across the nation including Emerson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, UVA, Charlottesville, University of Maryland, College Park, and Middlebury College. Lee has a B.F.A. in the Performing Arts from George Mason University and an M.F.A. in Acting from The Catholic University of America. 

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Nathan Robert Pecchia

"Curly"

Nathan is thrilled to be working in Washington State—his first time this far west! Although he was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Nathan is currently based in New York City.   Most of his time in the city is spent auditioning, attending classes and museums, walking dogs in the many parks, and forming critical opinions of the Manhattan vegan restaurants.  An alumnus of Wright State University’s Musical Theatre program in Dayton, Ohio, Nathan enjoyed many roles during his recent undergrad, a favorite being “Harold Hill” in The Music Man.  Other recent credits include Cincinnati Ensemble Theatre (First Date), Short North Stage (Spamalot!), Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts (Miracle on 34th St.) and The Human Race Theatre Company (Sweeney Todd, American Preimere of Legendale: A New Musical). nathanrobertpecchia.com

Nathan is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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Ellington Berg

"Will parker"

Ellington, originally from Michigan, joins us fresh off national tours of How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical and Dragons Love Tacos. Other credits include Ragtime (Henry Ford - Park Playhouse) and The Most Happy Fella (Herman - Stage Door Theatre).

Ellington's full name is Ellington David Douglas Harback Berg, but then really only comes into play when telemarketers call him and ask to speak to "David". Ellington has a BFA from Rider University, where he was in the top percent of his class all four years; strangely this did not lead to him getting invited to more parties. www.ellingtonberg.com.

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Suzanne Ostersmith

Choreographer

Suzanne is director of dance at Gonzaga University, a program she founded in 2000.  Since then she has brought her signature passion and craft as director and choreographer to over 25 stage productions including the audience-record setting staging of Jesus Christ SuperstarA Chorus LinePippinSuessical, Chicago and a Gonzaga original Weaving Our Sisters Voices.

As a dance, theatre, and visual artist, professor, and scholar Suzanne believes the ideas expressed by the body are part of a universal language that unlocks creativity and innovation. She develops opportunities for students to grow and learn about themselves and the world around them through community, collaboration, and creativity. Her philosophy of seeing the potential and humanity in each student (be they undergraduate or masters candidates) enforces a classroom and production culture that lifts each student to their highest good. Suzanne's areas of research and creative inquiry are in the intersection of the art forms of theatre, dance, and visual arts.

M.F.A., Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College. B.A., Theatre, UC San Diego.

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Zachariah Baker

Music Director

Zachariah Baker is a composer, instrumentalist, and actor. Hailing from the mountain town of Sandpoint, Idaho, he retains an abiding love for nature and conservation. He was resident music director of Lake City Playhouse and The Modern Theater in Coeur d'Alene and Spokane from 2011-2016 and has been on the road ever since. He is grateful and humbled to be able to contribute his efforts to this talented cast and production team. 

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Leslie Stamoolis

Costume Designer

Leslie is a costume designer, technician, and educator currently based in Spokane, where she has taught at Gonzaga University since 2014.  She has designed and built costumes in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, California, and Washington.  Leslie holds an MFA in Costume Design from University of California, Irvine, and an MA in Theatre from Miami University in Oxford, OH.  Favorite designs include Much Ado About Nothing and Mr. Burns (Gonzaga University), As You Like It (UC Irvine), and Embraceable Me (Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro, CA).  Leslie has worked as a costume technician for the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL; Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre in North Hollywood, CA; and Broadway Costumes, a large rental house in Chicago.  She is also a dye artisan working primarily in natural dyes; her research on using natural instead of the industry-standard synthetic dyes has been published in USITT’s quarterly journal, Theatre Design and Technology.

 

David McQuillen Robertson

Scenic Designer

David is a New York City-based scenic and lighting designer, originally from Champaign, Illinois.

In Melbourne, Florida, David worked with the Henegar Center for the arts as a scenic designer for fourteen productions and also took on the role of lighting designer. David also enjoyed working with two of the local area high schools in various capacities from scenic and lighting design to costuming. 

Now in New York, David has been designing around the city and country. He recently worked with Wandering Bark Theatre Company on a new adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabbler, presented at IRT. He has also been busy doing work around the country at several theaters including the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois, and a recent return to the Henegar Center for The Hunchback of Nortre Dame.


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.