THE first musical from legendary duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! is considered by many to be a landmark of musical theatre, solidifying the "book musical" as a serious dramatic form, not only for comedy.

The award-winning show has remained incredibly popular since its Broadway debut in 1934, with its 1955 film adaptation taking two Academy Awards.

It seems only fitting then that the Bev Jones Music Company members threw themselves into the show with such clear glee.

Beth Winteringham and Martin Lay delighted as romantic leads Laurey Williams and Curly McLain, Winteringham in particular giving a strong, arresting performance.

Beverley Goring also stood out with her wonderfully funny turn as Aunt Eller, despite being unfortunately let down at times by an unreliable microphone. Minor audio issues aside, however, the entire cast gave a stunning performance, especially on Oklahoma!’s well-known and much-beloved songs, such as The Surrey With The Fringe On Top and Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'.

Plenty of attention went into the costumes and practical effects as well, resulting in Sally Lewis's production looking slick and polished, despite the modest setting. The use of a projection screen as a backdrop was also a nice touch, while the ballet dancer dream sequence proved to be full of surprises.

The Bev Jones Music Company delivered laughter, drama and good cheer in equal measure with this Broadway classic.