A YOUTH musical theatre group is performing a classic show.

TEMPO (The Edge Musical Performing Organisation will be staging Oklahoma! from March 12-16 at the Evans Theatre in Wilmslow.

This musical was the first collaboration between legendary theatre-writing team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

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The love story opened on Broadway in 1943, running for more than five years and 2,000 performances, a record at the time.

Knutsford Guardian: Laurey and Aunt Eller, played by Poppy Preston and Keira LambeLaurey and Aunt Eller, played by Poppy Preston and Keira Lambe (Image: TEMPO)

Oklahoma! tells the tale of a romance between cowboy Curly and feisty farmer Laurey and of a community banding together in the frontier life that shaped the USA.

The show has been revived many times over the years, most recently in the West End in 2022 and was made into an Oscar winning film in 1955.

Knutsford Guardian: Ado Annie and Ali Hakim, played by Maggie Thompson and Adam ByrneAdo Annie and Ali Hakim, played by Maggie Thompson and Adam Byrne (Image: TEMPO)

The musical is full of classic and unforgettable songs including, ‘Oh What a Beautiful Morning’, ‘People Will Think We’re In Love’, ‘Surrey With a Fringe on Top’, and of course ‘Oklahoma!’.

Alison Bisset, TEMPO’s chairman, said: “All of our young cast have been working very hard at rehearsals for Oklahoma! which is a very different style of show to last year’s Footloose.

Knutsford Guardian: The cast of Oklahoma! in rehearsalThe cast of Oklahoma! in rehearsal (Image: TEMPO)

“They have relished the opportunity to take part in what is a well-known and much-loved musical theatre show with many fabulous songs and some fantastic foot tapping dance routines which I am sure our audiences will love.

“Opening night is just around the corner and the cast simply can’t wait.”

For more information and tickets visit tempotheatre.com or email tempotickets@outlook.com or call 07536 398948.

Oklahoma! will be performed at the Evans Theatre, Wilmslow Leisure Centre from March 12-16.

Performances start at 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday, March 16 at 2.30pm.