Join us and learn the remarkable story of the most successful and beloved collaboration in Broadway history
known throughout the world as being the most successful American songwriting team of all-time,
Richard Rodgers (the music), and Oscar Hammerstein (the lyrics), are responsible for the innovative musical Oklahoma in 1943, a musical that is considered "the single most influential work in the American musical theatre." This first great success, Oklahoma, was quickly followed by State Fair, Carousel, South Pacific, The King & I, and Cinderella. Their very last effort before Mr. Hammerstein's death in 1961 was The Sound of Music, a musical that has become the world's most beloved musical of all-time.
Richard Haldi is a Canton native and the author of 3 books about local history. Since his retirement he lectures all around the county covering 40 different topics dealing with the history of Stark County.