Charles Troy Presents

The Creation of Oklahoma

Wed, April 4  1:30 pm     Tickets: $15

See and hear the dramatic story of how Richard Rodgers (who had lost his longtime lyricist, Larry Hart) and Oscar Hammerstein (who had lost public acceptance) found unimaginable success when they found each other. Their 1943 collaboration became an instant masterpiece of popular culture and defined the modern musical play. To illustrate the creative process, we’ll see scenes from the fabulous 1999 Trevor Nunn-Hugh Jackman London revival—and hear several songs sung live by the talented husband and wife team of Matt and Cynthia Gruel.


Charles Troy, popular speaker and presenter, is an acclaimed musical theatre historian and graphic designer. He has created over 50 multi-media presentations and had presented his work to countless local and national audiences. His work has also been published in The Sondheim Review.


Upcoming Presentations:


Wed, May 2 at 1:30 pm: The Creation of Evita

with guests Laura Freeman and Beckie Menzie


Wed, June 6 at 1:30 pm: The Creation of West Side Story

with guests David Edelfelt and Elizabeth Doyle

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