The Classics of Rodgers & HammersteinPartridge Hall 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines
Partridge Hall will be alive with the sound of music as the NSO welcomes Charlotte Knight, Jay Dref, and Nathan Keoughan to sing the classics of Rodgers and Hammerstein. After highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II teamed up in July 1942 for their first collaboration: a musical adaptation of Green Grow the Lilacs. That musical would eventually become Rodgers & Hammerstein’s iconic Oklahoma!. A milestone in the development of the American musical, it also marked the beginning of the most successful partnership in Broadway musical history, and was followed by Carousel, South Pacific, The King And I, Cinderella, and The Sound of Music, all contributing songs to the Great American Songbook.