Set in farm country outside the town of Claremore in 1906, 'Oklahoma!' tells the story of farm girl Laurey Williams and her courtship by two rival suitors, the brave cowboy Curly McLain and the sinister and frightening farmhand Jud Fry. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious would-be fiancée, Ado Annie Carnes. Will has to contest with a Persian peddler called Ali Hakim who has also taken the heart of Ado Annie. On top of everything, Annie's stubborn father Andrew Carnes is determined to throw a spanner in the works of Will's pursuit. The story centres around the upcoming town dance called the box social. Laurey has to decide if she wants to bring Curly or Jud, and Annie must decide whom she would rather be with, Will or Ali.