Jenny’s Event Journal

Oklahoma 020212
Saturday March 3, 2012 / 2:00pm
2 tickets

How was your experience?

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Choreography is tremendous. Female and male leads have great voices, although I would have preferred a bit deeper of a voice on the young male [but he was wonderful, don't get me wrong], female had a lovely depth to her soprano [if that's possible :) I'm not an expert on these things] The co-stars and chorus in general were fabulous! The antagonist was quite moving with his singing voice and his acting. Aunt Nell (or whatever her name was) was comedic and charming! I loved Ali (is that right?) the Persian, so funny, and the female comic lead was hilarious and darling. Charming as well were the costumes and sets. Quite transported me to the time and the state! Now, I must say that I was tremendously disappointed that there was absolutely no disabled access or elderly access at the 5th Avenue Theater, whatsoever. My 85 year old mother with a cane who accompanied me (I actually attended because of her as I knew she would enjoy it) had so many steep stairs to go up and down I was exhausted with the tension of making sure she wasn't falling, etc. She was exhausted as well, but nevertheless was thrilled to be there and see the show and hear all the familiar beloved songs sung so well and with such energy. The crew at the 5th were very nice but were unable to help us out with easier access. This is too bad for the elderly.Next time, I'll skip Goldstar economy and buy better seats (we were way up in the balcony.) Or, try to buy earlier in the run to get better seats. Anyway, other than that, we enjoyed the show a lot. I never knew that Oklahoma ended in that rather dark manner. Very interesting.