In February, following the run of their production ofOklahoma!, The 5th Avenue Theatre launched TheOklahoma! Project, remounting the show with an entirely student cast and crew under the mentorship and close guidance of theatre professionals. The production was coordinated, marketed and produced by a student administrative team under the coaching of 5th Avenue Theatre staff. Through this project, a collective of students with diverse interests met and worked together with the singular goal of creating a show for the historic 5th Avenue stage. Students were immersed in authentic experiences and gained an appreciation for collaboration, in addition to real skills used in the professional world.
The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Education Director Anya Rudnick lead a presentation on how the project came together and achieved its goals.