Pittsburgh CLO


The Benedum Center

June 21 - 30, 2019


“When this Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece made its Broadway debut in 1943, it launched a new era in American musical theater — fusing story, song and dance through the stunning choreography of Agnes de Mille. It also began one of the most successful songwriting partnerships in Broadway history. Considered one of their most innovative works, OKLAHOMA! was hailed as the “Best Musical of the Century” by the New York Drama League. At its heart, OKLAHOMA! is a love story between confident cowboy Curly and feisty farmer Laurey. As the road to romance and the road to statehood converge, Curly and Laurey are poised to carve out a life together in a brand new state. But the road to love is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, fraught with all the dangers and excitement of the time. The unforgettable score includes: "People Will Say We’re in Love,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” and the exhilarating title song, “Oklahoma!”

— Pittsburgh CLO

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Andrew Carnes


Director :
Dontee Kiehn

Choreographer :
Mark Esposito

Music Director :
James Cunningham

Fight Director :
Randy Kovitz

Scenic Design :
Michael Schweikardt

Lighting Design :
Paul Miller

Costume Design :
Haley Dee Tynes

Hair Designer :
Jeff Knaggs

Production Stage Manager :
Renée Rimland

Assistant Stage Manager :
Heather Ankley

Assistant Stage Manager :
Kelly Heywood

Casting :
Geoff Josselson, CSA



Sara Jean Ford (Laurey), Nicholas Rodriguez (Curley), Matt Faucher (Jud Fry), Ashley Blanchet (Ado Annie Carnes), Ruth Gottschall (Aunt Eller), Michael Greer (Ike Skidmore), Christopher Gurr (Andrew Carnes), Curtis Holbrook (Will Parker), Allan Snyder (Cord Ellam), Allison Walsh (Dream Laurey), Blake Zelesnikar (Dream Curly), Evan Zes (Ali Hakim) 


Kyle James Adam, Jordan Alexander, Mei Ly Barnum, Sky Bennet, Aria Braswell, Bailee Sue Brinkman, Trevor Clarida, Matt Copley, Croix Dilenno, Jamary Gil, Jessica Ice, Caroline Kane, Chloe Rae Kehm Jeffrey Koch, Charlie Patterson, Julio Rey, Jenna Rifkind, Ryan Gregory Thurman, Candace J. Washington, Lawson Young

Photo Credit :  Justin Patterson

Photo Credit : Justin Patterson

Christopher Gurr is an American theatre artist and educator known for playing a wide range of roles on Broadway and across the U.S. as well as the more readily accessible reaches of Canada.

Native Southerner, Midwest educated, with chapters in Northern California and southern Appalachia, he currently makes his home in New York City.

For more information on Christopher’s coaching practice and client testimonials, click here.