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BHSU Summer theatre's Oklahoma! begins this week

The Black Hills State Players, which includes a cast of current BHSU students and alumni, will stage three separate productions this summer giving five performances each week. Each production will run for two weeks in the Woodburn Theatre.

This summer’s productions include: Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! a story set in a Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century. The high spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides a colorful romance between Curly, a cowboy, and Laurey, a local farm girl.  Oklahoma!, will show July 9 through July 20.

Tom Taggart’s Deadwood Dick, a story which invites the audience to participate and experience the Old West. Deadwood Dick will show from July 23 through August 3.

Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly, the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi and her journey from Yonkers to New York City and the romance she encounters along the way. Hello Dolly will show from August 6 through August 17.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Prices are $17 for general admission and $14 for BHSU students, staff, and faculty. Season tickets are $42 for general admission and $40 for BHSU students, staff, and faculty. Group rates are available upon request.

For more information about group rates or to learn more about the summer theatre program call 642-6171 or email

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