(Oklahoma! dress rehearsal photo by Ellen Cedergreen for WSB)
Tomorrow (Thursday) night is opening night for “Oklahoma!” – the spring musical at West Seattle High School. It’s running May 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 20th at 7:30 pm, and the 19th at 8 pm. This is no ordinary run – special events are planned, according to WSHS Drama. For example: On Friday night, “for a small donation, have your photo taken with members of the ‘Oklahoma!’ cast and a very sweet miniature horse” – that would be the famous Jeb – 6:45 to 7:15 pm, before the show. On Thursday 5/19, it’s a special benefit performance, to raise money for the drama program, which is not financially supported by the school district. The fundraiser is a “fun, intimate pre-show event” described as:
Where: Foyer at St. John’s Episcopal Church, right next to the school
Timing: 6:00 pm-7:45 pm – chat with other WSHS Drama supporters and “Oklahoma!” cast
members in an intimate gathering including heavy appetizers and beer, wine & soda. As a special treat, we’ll even have a live miniature horse with costumed cast members for a free photo op!
8:00 pm – special reserved VIP seating for the performance of “Oklahoma!”
Cost: just $20! (A no-frills ticket costs $7 with a reservation, $12 without. For just $13 more you get heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer or wine, a chance to chat with cast members, and a picture with a miniature horse! Best of all, you know that you helped support the arts at WSHS!) Yes, it’s a work/school night but there’s a miniature horse photo op AND it’s for a really good cause!! ;-)
Guarantee your spot and make your reservation by Tuesday, May 17th! E-mail PR@westsidedrama.com with your name, phone number, and the number of benefit tickets you want to reserve.
And if you can’t see Oklahoma! but want to donate to WSHS Drama (tax-deductible!), they’re offering an address for that too:
Checks payable to WSHS Drama and mailed to:
West Seattle High School
Attn: Andrew Finley
3000 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
“Oklahoma!” ticket info is here.