Record-Breaking Musical Oklahoma! at Arena Stage
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The last date listed for Oklahoma! was Sunday October 2, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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 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.”