Venue Details

Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
202-488-3300
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 625 members
Review from Sassysusse
Red Velvet 117 events 63 reviews

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.

reviewed Sep 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from older theater fan
Red Velvet 172 events 55 reviews

Very nicely down. Nice venue. Just about all the seats are great.

reviewed Jul 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Francine J.
Red Velvet 77 events 45 reviews

It's never been one of my favorite musicals -- thin on plot and characterization, having precious little to do with Oklahoma (territory or state). However, this production got the most possible out of the story and songs. Several performances...continued

reviewed Aug 30 2011 report as inappropriate
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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

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.”

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