The competition, hosted by Oklahoma Tourism, with partners Brand USA, United Airlines and Visit Grapevine, urges agents to showcase their musical talent with their own rendition of a song from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical, OKLAHOMA! and say why they want to get to the Sooner State. One winner will be flying to the state with United on a road trip for two, as well as the four best auditionees having the opportunity to sing to a live audience during a travel revival celebration event in Sydney to mark the return of international travel. #OKHereWeGo.
To entice you further, Oklahoma Tourism is rewarding the best entry each week with $100 and two runners up with $50 with entries closing on 25 February. Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’!
The winner of the first $100 submission prize is Lauren Oxenham from Adventure World Travel, see her audition video here.
The Sydney-based U.S. travel revival event will take place on 18 March – marking two years since international travel came to an abrupt halt – with the four brave and talented travel industry performers bringing some of OKLAHOMA! the musical’s renowned songs to life. The four winners will receive a trip to Sydney with two nights in a hotel and a spot in the line-up for the musical themed event. This includes time with a professional vocal coach ahead of the performance, and make-up and costume support to help them feel like a star. During the event, one of the lucky performers will also be chosen (based on a panel of industry leaders and the audience) to WIN a Grand Prize of 2 x Return Economy Class Tickets flying United Airlines from either Sydney or Melbourne, hitting the road with 2 nights in Grapevine, TX, before touring Oklahoma for 7 nights, where they can get their kicks on Route 66, attend a rodeo, sample some BBQ, or experience a number of other attractions the State has to offer.
For the chance to join the performance, agents and members of the travel industry should submit a short 60-90 second video including 30-60 seconds of you singing one of the classic songs from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!, along with a short message on why YOU want to visit Oklahoma. For inspiration, songs from the musical can be found below:
Agents can learn more about the competition and enter on this link: www.linkdtourism.com/oklahoma-musical-competition-registration/
For more information on Oklahoma, including training webinars and the Brand USA Discovery Badge, visit here: https://www.linkdtourism.com/traveloklahoma/