The curtain won't rise on Oklahoma! (Central City Opera's 2012 opening production) for almost three weeks, but Central City has already come alive with the sounds of opera. The lights are hung, set pieces are being loaded into the Opera House, flowers bloom along Eureka Street, and passersby driving up the hill are treated to the sounds of "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'" and other Oklahoma! songs as the company prepares for opening day.
Billboards for this year's productions hang on the front of the Opera House.
Stagehands load set pieces into the Opera House.
Amy Whitaker ,wig/makeup assistant, prepares a wig.
Lindsey Sample, props assistant, spray paints fans to be used as props.
Kelsey Livingston, gift shop assistant, models a hair accessory for sale in the gift shop, which is now open for the summer.