Story: Opera and musical theatre

Poster for Oklahoma!

Poster for Oklahoma!

Professional tours of hit musicals such as Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein helped revive New Zealand amateur operatic societies after the Second World War. The production that this colourful poster advertises toured in 1950 under the auspices of J. C. Williamson.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-C-OPERA-1950-01

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Lindis Taylor, 'Opera and musical theatre - Light opera and musical theatre', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2023)

Story by Lindis Taylor, published 22 Oct 2014