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It’s a beautiful morning and two farm-girls are overwhelmed with offers to escort them to the dance that evening. A rejected suitor picks a fight and almost turns that classic happy ending into tragedy.

Composer: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II

Books & lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs

First performed: 31 March 1943 at the St James Theatre Broadway

Sung in English with some subtitles

With the BBC concert orchestra


Conductor: Richard Balcombe
Director: Jo Davies
Choreography: Andrew Wright
Set design: Francis O’Connor
Costume designer: Gabrielle Dalton
Lighting design: Bruno Poet


Curly McLain: Dex Lee
Laurey Williams: Katie Hall
Aunt Eller: Claire Moore
Jud Fry: Phillip Rhodes
Ado Annie Carnes: Natasha Cottriall
Will Parker: Louis Gaunt
Ali Hakim: Steven Serlin
Andrew Carnes: Nicolas Colicos
Gertie Cummings: Lauren Hood

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