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Arts/Entertainment – The Daily Orbit

Oklahoma

The MCC theatre department is currently presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic 1943, musical “Oklahoma” directed by Tracy Williams. The musical is based on the Lynn Riggs 1931 play “Green Grow the Lilacs.” “Oklahoma” was conceived by the Theater Guild, a New York City theater company that adapted Riggs’ play to a musical format. Prior to “Oklahoma,” acting and music were only combined in the variety shows. It was Roger and Hammerstein’s first work together and opened to a large success in 1943. The theater department’s production was executed flawlessly and brought the rustic, campy feel of Oklahoma to life for the audience.

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Radium Girls Shine Through in Moving Performance

On Saturday I took in a powerful matinee performance of Melanie Marnich’s “These Shining Lives” directed by faculty member Eric Bishop. Set against the backdrop of the roaring 1920’s in the time of the newly independent factory working woman. The production is the true story of the Radium girls, Catherine Donahue, Charlotte Purcell, Pearl Payne and Francis O’Connell who lived and worked in Ottawa Illinois, at the Radium Dial Company. Over the course of the time between the mid 1920’s to the 1930’s the women come to realize the radium they had been working with daily has given them terminal bone cancer.

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