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Arts & Entertainment - July 27, 2012

'Oklahoma!' more than OK

Purty girls and dancing fellas bring high spirits to the stage

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

Tri-Valley Rep's production of "Oklahoma" does exactly what entertainment is supposed to do -- transport us to another world, in this case the Oklahoma territory in 1906, on the threshold of statehood. The talented cast, directed by Kendall Tieck, delivers an enjoyable musical tale whose main characters face the challenge of admitting they love each other while dealing with a farm hand named Jud Fry (Robert Sholty), who is a nasty piece of work and completes the love triangle.

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