By Rodgers and Hammerstein. Manly Musical Society. Director: Dave Izzard. Musical Director: Chris Bennie. Choreographer: Jess Grimmond. Star of the Sea Theatre, Manly. May 18 – 26, 2012.
Manly Musical Society is an enthusiastic youthful community company, presenting a small-scale production of Oklahoma! with a company of just 22 performers.
Some talented principals provide the highlights of this bare bones staging, with the training and professional experience of a quartet of the leads coming to the fore.
In the evening’s most engaging performance, Charles Sturt graduate Danielle Anthony-Goodwin nails the naïve coquetry and comedy of Ado Annie in a bright, sassy performance.