Eloise Vanlandingham is running for Congress and a small gathering for potential donors is planned by Nigel, her less-than-scrupulous campaign manager, and her husband Ralph. Just before the first guests arrive Harold, Ralph’s college roommate, shows up at the front door with a problem: he’s driving around town with a dead body in his van and he doesn’t know what to do with it. The body arrives in the house just as the first guests arrive. What can they do? They dress the body up like a guest and call him Jimmy.
“No Body Like Jimmy” is a fast-paced farce about politics and about a dead body being the life of the party
By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
“Oklahoma” is the first of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musicals, based on the play, “Green Grow the Lilacs.” The story takes place in Indian Territory on the eve of statehood and deals with a love triangle between Curley, Laurie and Jud Fry. The show features music written and composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein, best songs including: “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “Oklahoma”, “Surrey With The Fringe On Top” and “People Will Say We’re In Love”. Other supporting characters include the comedic role of Ado Annie and Will Parker, the Peddler Ali Hakim and the corky Aunt Eller. In addition are many other characters mixed in with a lively chorus that adds to the plot of the story.