THE CHARACTERS, with Rodgers & Hammerstein's descriptions

AUNT ELLER
A middle-aged down-to-earth 'mother to everyone'. She is Laurey's aunt and confidante, and has a very
friendly personality

CURLY
The young cowman in love with Laurey. His heart is in
the right place and he is strong in facing up to Jud.

LAUREY
Our heroine. She is confused about Curly and seems
always to be waiting for him to make the first move;
she is too innocent to see that her acceptance of Jud's
invitation will mean trouble.

IKE SKIDMORE
A ranch-house cowman.

SLIM
FRED
Cowman friends of Ike and Curly's.

WILL PARKER
A hapless young cowman who is very much in love with
Annie. He has a pleasant happy-go-lucky disposition,
but needs to assert himself strongly to get her full
attention.

JUD FRY
The hired hand on Laurey's farm. Sullen, mysterious
and dangerous. Nobody likes him and he lives a lonely
depressive existence in the smokehouse, dreaming
broodily of real women, not the pin-ups on the walls.

ADO ANNIE
A flirtatious girl who cannot resist any man, particularly
if a wedding ring is in prospect.

ALI HAKIM
A Persian peddler and a shrewd salesman. A great one
for the girls, but not too adept at avoiding shotguns!

GERTIE
Another flirt whose presence is always announced by
her ear-piercing laugh. Like Annie, she just wants to
get married to someone.

ELLEN, KATE,
SYLVIE,ARMINA,
AGGIE
A group of fun-loving farmer's daughters who form the
ensemble at the Box Social and the ballet at the end of
Act One.