Rodgers & Hammerstein's


Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 pm | Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 pm | Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30 pm | Friday, August 4 at 7:30 pm | Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 pm 



Based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs

Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

Oh, what a beautiful mornin'!

The 40th season concludes with Oklahoma!, the very first collaboration between composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. Set in the Wild West at the turn of the century, this charming and heartfelt musical portrays the rivalry between a small town’s farmers and cowboys, which is brought to a head by the romance between Laurey, an earnest farm girl, and Curly, a rugged cowboy. Oklahoma! is a special collaboration between Charlottesville Opera and the Charlottesville Ballet, Charlottesville's only professional dance company, to bring the musical’s rousing dance numbers to life.  

Jennifer Zetlan (Metropolitan Opera), whom the New York Times described as “a radiant, agile voice and excellent control,” stars as the charming farm girl Laurey. Tenor Nathan Granner (Opera Theatre of St. Louis) plays her star-crossed lover, Curly.  Sharin Apostolou (Glimmerglass Festival) returns to Charlottesville Opera for a third consecutive year following her triumphant portrayals of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (2015) and Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (2016) as the flirtatious Ado Annie. Charlottesville Ballet is proud to include choreography by CB Artist Mary Hein, three professional soloists, and a student ensemble. Featuring beloved songs including “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “People Will Say We’re In Love,” this classic musical will delight adults and children alike.


Tickets on sale March 20, 2017

Adult tickets $25-$75 | Youth 12 & under $12 | Students (with ID) $16.50

Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30 pm*, Friday, august 4 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 pm

All performances at The Paramount Theater.

Tickets available online or at The Paramount Theater Box Office: (434) 979-1333, 215 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Open 10 am -  2pm, Monday through Friday.

*mid-week discount

Meet the Artists

Conductor  Andy Anderson

Stage Director  Mary Birnbaum

Director of Production & Scenic Designer  Adam Liston

Costume Designer  Jessa-Raye Court

Choreographer  Mary Hein