This article was originally published in the summer 2013 Harker Quarterly.
For this year’s spring musical, the Harker Conservatory returned to a familiar favorite, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” directed by Laura Lang-Ree. “I’m so drawn to this story,” Lang- Ree noted. “It’s a perfect chance for our students to experience a true classic, with strong characters, amazing language and beautiful music.”
The huge upper school cast included several grade 5 students, all of whom gave splendid performances. Musical director Catherine Snider led the “Oklahoma!” band, whose interpretation of the beloved score provided the perfect backing for the talented singing and dancing actors.
The show earned eight nominations at the Bay Area High School Musical Theatre: Stage Top Honor Awards in early June, including best overall production and best chorus. The production took home wins in sound and choreography. Read all about it here! Hooray, cast and crew!