Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ooooooooooooklahoma! in Hollister

Show of hands. How many of you thought of Oklahoma!,  the musical, right away?

Good for you.  But, did you know there is a Hollister, Oklahoma? I didn't know it existed until I did a google search for Oklahoma + Hollister. Hollister, OK is located in the southeast part of the state. But, that's something to talk about another day.

Remember the film version of Oklahoma! with Gordon MacRae as Curly, Rod Steiger as Jud, and Shirley Jones as the girl those two guys wanted. Originally, it was a Rodgers and Hammerstein's production, which played on Broadway. This coming weekend, you can see that play in Hollister!

For the past two weekends, the San Benito Stage Company has been presenting Oklahoma! at the Granada Theater. This weekend will be the company's last performances.

Oklahoma! will be presented at 7 p.m. on  Friday (July 23) and Saturday (July 24). On Sunday (July 25), you can see a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The Granada Theater is located on Fifth Street across from the City Hall.  A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the San Benito County Historical Society Garcia House Visitors Center.

For more details, check out the San Benito Stage Company Web site.  And, to read about the production, check out "'Oklahoma' comes sweeping into Granada" by Melissa Flores at Weekend Pinnacle Online.

The cast of Oklahoma! at the
2010 San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade.


  1. I have been to Hollister, Oklahoma! I was born and raised in OKC. Glad to read that Oklahoma has invaded your town!


  2. Hi, Zen Mama. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  3. I missed this post, somehow. I love all musicals. Every single one of em. How I remember Oklahoma. Gorden MacRae .... be still my heart. He was (is? don't know) such a hunk. Manzanita

  4. Manzanita, you got me wondering too about MacRae, so I headed over to Google. He died in 1986 from cancer. Remember his daughter, Meredith MacRae (My 3 Sons, Petticoat Junction). She died in 2000 from brain cancer. So sad to know. They were both very talented people.


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