Two Broadway musicals will be performed in Columbia County this week.
One of the performances will be the play Oklahoma, performed by high school students from Augusta Christian Schools. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Stevens Creek Community Church, at 600 Stevens Creek Road. Tickets cost $4 for students and $6 for adults and are available at the school or at the door the night of the performance.
"This is a popular show and it's so enjoyable to watch," said Chad Hubbard, the play's director, who also is an English and drama teacher at the school. "Every single cast member is very talented. They are filled with so much energy that is channeled into good acting and singing."
Set in the 1900s in the Oklahoma territory, before it became a state, the classic Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers production is a love story entangled in a high-spirited feud between a group of local farmers and cowboys.
At Harlem High School, the drama department will be performing the play Anything Goes at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday .Tickets cost $7 and are available at the school.
"This play has several stories within a story," Roy Lewis, the play's director, said about the play written by P.G. Wodehouse. "This is one of my favorite shows. You can't beat the words and lyrics of Cole Porter.''
Lewis said the play takes place on a luxury cruise liner in the 1930s, which sets sail from New York to England, and chronicles the dramatic tales of its passengers.
"We have an assorted group of fun, loving characters that bring stories of comedic anticipation and happiness," Lewis said.
For more information about the productions, call Augusta Christian Schools at 863-2905 or Harlem High School at 556-5980.
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