Actress Shirley Jones Will Sing In Edmond Centennial Program

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 11:58 am
By: News On 6

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- Actress Shirley Jones will perform songs from the Broadway hit "Oklahoma!" next year as part of Edmond's centennial celebration.

In the 1955 version of the musical, Shirley Jones portrayed Laurey, the farm girl in love with actor Gordon MacRae's character, Curly.

Jones' appearance on October 20th, 2007, will be part of the University of Central Oklahoma's Broadway Tonight series.

The Edmond Centennial Commission approved the project Monday. Jones will be accompanied by the UCO Symphony and Ballet Oklahoma.

"Oklahoma!" was Jones' first film after portraying a nurse in the Broadway production of "South Pacific."