John Clanton is glad to be teaming up once again with Dr. Tom Albert for this production of Oklahoma!, which will be his sixth production at Shenandoah Conservatory and Summer Music Theatre (Little Shop of Horrors, Sweeney Todd, Illyria, City of Angels, She Loves Me). He will also be returning to Lees-McRae Summer Theatre as Music Director for Legally Blonde (previous shows include Chicago, Seussical: The Musical, Singin’ in the Rain, Show Boat, Grand Night for Singing, Denim King, Monty Python’s Spamalot and Kiss Me, Kate). In March, he conducted the Indianapolis Opera production Man of La Mancha. Previously he conducted a pops concert with Stephen Schwartz and the Phoenix Symphony and guest conducted the National, London, Cincinnati, Naples, and San Francisco orchestras while collaborating with Erich Kunzel and Marvin Hamlisch. For the upcoming school year, John will serve as the interim Music Director for the Musical Theatre department at the University of Alabama.