Following the success of "Fiddler on the Roof", LOGON decided to continue producing musicals and opted for "Oklahoma", Rodgers and Hammerstein's landmark collaboration which was the first musical to integrate story,song and dance.
Meir Vardi, our new director from Kibbutz Gvulot, had spent several years in New York, studying and participating in American musical comedy. David Waldmann, who had prepared the playbacks for the previous show, returned as Musical Director, a post he retains as I write these words in 2009.
This show also saw Rosa Howden begin her LOGON career as choreographer and leading lady, with her husband Stephen taking the male lead. More husband and wife teams included June and Paul Hare who produced the show, Bob and Frieda Gilmour who fulfilled various backstage roles and Myra and Richard Bennett, who took on the stage management and set construction.
One innovation was the trial of role sharing, allowing for more parts for our talented cast members and reducing the risks involved with the lack of understudies.
The mixture of new blood and LOGON veterans ensured another great hit with the audiences.

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Cast and Crew

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Stephen  Howden Stephen Howden Curly
Gabriella  Lewis Gabriella Lewis Laurey
Rosa  Howden Rosa Howden Laurey
Dov  Landzbaum Dov Landzbaum Will Parker
Robbie  Mizrachi Robbie Mizrachi Will Parker
Esther  Edelheit Esther Edelheit Ado Annie Carnes
Arlene  Gilboa Arlene Gilboa Ado Annie Carnes
Marcus  Myerowitz Marcus Myerowitz Jud Fry
June  Hare June Hare Aunt Eller
Jane  Davidson Jane Davidson Aunt Eller
Ed  Spitz Ed Spitz Ali Hakim
Arnie  Gross Arnie Gross Ali Hakim
Harvey  Narrol Harvey Narrol Andrew Carnes
Denis  Weintraub Denis Weintraub Andrew Carnes
Yamima  Osher Yamima Osher Gertie Cummings
Melvyn  Rach Melvyn Rach Cord Elam
Leon  Gelkoff Leon Gelkoff Ike Skidmore
Bob  Gilmour Bob Gilmour Slim
Jeffrey  Moskowitz Jeffrey Moskowitz Jeff
Mike  Quastel Mike Quastel Mike
Ilanit  Lachman Ilanit Lachman Sylvia
Yael  Avraham Yael Avraham Kate
Ronit  Adler Ronit Adler Gal
Joan  Avigur Joan Avigur Gal
Ora  Aviv Ora Aviv Gal
Aliza  Ben-Tal Aliza Ben-Tal Gal
Chiara  Bigogno Chiara Bigogno Gal
Danit  Ladany Danit Ladany Gal
Ofra  Lida Ofra Lida Gal
Klara  Lindell Klara Lindell Gal
Yael  Meltzer Yael Meltzer Gal
Annie  Molcho Annie Molcho Gal
Jean  Moskowitz Jean Moskowitz Gal
Nina  Munitz Nina Munitz Gal
Phyllis  Narrol Phyllis Narrol Gal
Yaara  Oren Yaara Oren Gal
Laurel  Polansky Laurel Polansky Gal
Adrienne  Pollock Adrienne Pollock Gal
Golda  Simkins Golda Simkins Gal
Myra  Suissa Myra Suissa Gal
Judy  Swinger-Freed Judy Swinger-Freed Gal
Paul  Boskovitz Paul Boskovitz Farmer/Cowman
Wolfgang  Haller Wolfgang Haller Farmer/Cowman
Paul  Hare Paul Hare Farmer/Cowman
Ofir  Israeli Ofir Israeli Farmer/Cowman
Tsvi  Osher Tsvi Osher Farmer/Cowman
Tamir  Saman Tamir Saman Farmer/Cowman
Robert  Yulzari Robert Yulzari Farmer/Cowman
Pinchas  Ziv Pinchas Ziv Farmer/Cowman
Meir  Vardi Meir Vardi Director
David  Waldmann David Waldmann Musical Director
Rosa  Howden Rosa Howden Choreographer
Paul  Hare Paul Hare Producer
June  Hare June Hare Producer
Bob  Gilmour Bob Gilmour Business Manager
Yardena  Alkan Yardena Alkan Set and Poster Design, Scenery Artwork
Estela  Teitelbaum Estela Teitelbaum Costume Design and Production
Oshri  Orenstein Oshri Orenstein Lighting and Sound
Richard  Bennett Richard Bennett Stage Manager and Set Construction
Myra  Bennett Myra Bennett Stage Manager and Set Construction
Judy  Swinger-Freed Judy Swinger-Freed Props
Perle  Selch Perle Selch Drama Coach and Make-up
Hannah  Blachman Hannah Blachman Rehearsal Pianist
Frieda  Gilmour Frieda Gilmour Publicity, Program, Posters etc.
Margo  Tepper-Schotz Margo Tepper-Schotz Program and Poster Production
Cyril  Simkins Cyril Simkins Translation Technician
Albert  Jacob Albert Jacob Orchestra Steward

Photos of Oklahoma

LOGON Trivia

After leaving Omer the 1985 performances of “The Mikado” were held at the Beersheva Conservatory which had no curtain.

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