The story follows Curly’s romantic pursuit of Laurey in the weeks leading up to the territory’s declaration as a state in the early 20th century. Laurey is secretly happy to be pursued but Curly has a rival in the form of rough farm hand Jud Fry.
Meanwhile, Will Parker has returned from a trip to the big city hoping to woo his love Ado Annie. Unfortunately for Will she is the proverbial girl who can’t say “no” and hasn’t said “no” to any man since he left! Will finds that he has to romance Ado Annie away from the attentions of the Persian peddler – Ali Hakim.
The two love stories meet at the picnic basket auction where tradition dictates that a man who really loves a woman will bid highest for her basket since he wins not only the food but her company when he eats it! Jud and Curly rage a fierce bidding war for Laurey’s basket but Curly sacrifices everything to win. Jud is a bad loser and tries to kill Curly. There is a fight and Jud is killed. Curly is cleared of wrongdoing and they all live happily ever after (aw!).
Songs include Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’, People Will Say We’re In Love, Kansas City, The Farmer and the Cowman and Oklahoma!