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6289 Star Starred
Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
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33 events
19 reviews
17 stars
Parking: disastrous! We drove around for 20+ minutes and missed the beginning of the show. The residential zoned parking down there is in effect 7 days a week, from 8 am to midnight, making on-street parking impossible for a show. Even metered -- except for a few spots on Maine Avenue. We finally made it through the endless automated voice prompts on Arena Stage's phone line to reach a person to ask where to park. "1101 N Street has a parking garage. Not really -- it's monthly parking only. But across the street, at the 1100 building, if you go down an alley and around to the back of the building (very poor signage), there is an entrance into the garage for the public. $12 on the weekends. Really?!! In SW DC ?
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The meal at the Catwalk Cafe was surprisingly wonderful! What a find!
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.7 average rating
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58 events
8 reviews
7 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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Eddie Eitches Red Velvet
202 events
103 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 06 2011

Seats were great.

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112 events
63 reviews
66 stars
attended Sep 29 2011

It was so much funnier than we expected. Everyone next to us was laughing as well. It's a small stage so every seat has a good view. FYI no pictures allowed before or during the show.

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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


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.”