The 5th Avenue Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! has closed its doors, but the chant of “O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A” still rings through the theater’s rehearsal space. Washington state teens are working on an all-state all-student production of this Golden Age staple as part of a brand new education program called The Oklahoma! Project.

With the support of the talented Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and Spectrum Dance Academy, this production will be performed, crewed, supported, marketed, and produced by student teams under the guidance and coaching of 5th Avenue Theatre professionals.

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The Oklahoma! Project plays Friday, March 16 at 8:00pm and Saturday March 17 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm at The 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Avenue, Seattle).

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“This educational program is the only one of its kind in the country,” said The 5th Avenue Theatre Director of Education Anya Rudnick. “Students participating in The Oklahoma! Project will have the unique experience of creating a fully realized professional production, one they have developed themselves, both on-stage and off. We are thrilled to have students participating from as far away as Eastern Washington, learning skills ranging from performance and technical crew to development and marketing, under the mentorship of 5th Avenue Theatre professionals.”

Tickets (starting at $19.00) may be purchased at, by phone at 206.625.1900, or at the Box Office (1308 5th Avenue) in downtown Seattle. For more information, visit

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The 5th Avenue Theatre is located at:
1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101