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Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
202-488-3300
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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 02 2011

Trite and insulting stereotypes of what New York songwriters think of the rest of the country.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 31 2011

There is not a bad seat in the house at Arena Stage. The cast immediately brings you right into the show with their amazing energy. The music is timeless and enveloping. Only wish there was sing-along segment! Plan to have a great time!

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Website

http://arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/oklahoma/

Quotes & Highlights

See a cast Q&A on YouTube#!.
See a video featuring highlights from the show’s earlier run at the Mead Center for American Theater on YouTube.
“Superb … just as radiant the second time around.” -Washington Post
“Generating Broadway buzz” —_ New York Times_
“just about perfect” - Bloomberg
“Infectiously spirited” — Baltimore Sun_ _
“A rousing crowd-pleaser…” —City Paper
“outstanding talents” —Metro Weekly
Oklahoma! received a four-star review from Washingtonian.
“a must-see” —Washington Life

Description

Music by Richard Rodgers

Directed by Molly Smith

Choreography by Parker Esse

Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs

Original dances by Agnes de Mille

Musical Direction by George Fulginiti-Shakar

Winner of 4 Helen Hayes Awards:

Outstanding Musical

Outstanding Lead Actor for Nicholas Rodriguez (Curly)

Outstanding Choreography for Parker Esse

Outstanding Musical Direction for George Fulginiti-Shakar

Director Molly Smith: "When I think of the giants of the American musical, Oklahoma! is at the top of the list. Groundbreaking when it was first created, _Oklahoma! _is about the new frontier of America. All of Arena’s optimism, hopes and dreams will be embodied in this moment of fierce individualism.”

About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage

Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.

The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.