Elaine Rand plays Laurey Williams in Oklahoma! the second of two summer productions from Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette in 2012. The music is by Richard Rodgers. The book and lyrics are by Oscar Hammerstein II. Next year Elaine will be in 7th grade at West Lafayette Junior High School.
Question: Why did you want to be part of Oklahoma?
Elaine Rand: I have done the four-week summer camp the last three years and it's so much fun. It's a little different this year because it's for performers age 9-13 rather than 9-18. It gives us more chances of being leads.
Q: What is Laurey like?
E.R.: She's kind of spunky. She likes getting her way and she's very stubborn. But all in all, she's nice and kind of proper.
Q: What do you think an audience will enjoy about the show?
E.R.: Probably the big numbers like "Oklahoma!" and "The Farmer and the Cowman." We haven't done choreography yet, but those big numbers are always a lot of fun.
Q: Are you a city kid or a country kid?
E.R.: I live in West Lafayette so I'm not exactly a city kid, but I definitely don't live out in the country.
Oklahoma! will run July 27-29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. The Friday show begins at 7:30 p.m. The Saturday shows are 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 per person.
To order tickets, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit http://lafayettecivic.tix.com