Over 75 years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is "Oklahoma!" as you’ve never seen it before – reimagined for the 21st century. Winner of the 2019 Tony for Best Musical Revival. More…
Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the violence of the frontier that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this "Oklahoma!" allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light.
See it if You like new interpretations of classic works. You want to hear new arrangements of classic songs.
Don't see it if You are a traditionalist. You don’t like changes being made to shows. You want a lighthearted piece.
See it if A true reworking of the old classic, the show offers some powerful insights. Cast is excellent & it sheds new light on some American myths.
Don't see it if If you really loved the old Oklahoma, you might find this way too dark and different for your taste.
See it if You want to challenge yourself as an audience member, and if you've already seen the original and want to see a new take on it
Don't see it if You don't have a open mind to new interpretations to classic pieces
See it if You want to see a show that will still be talked about decades from now. Whether you love it or hate it, you are likely to be in shock.
Don't see it if You are not open to an extremely radical reinterpretation.
See it if You want a truly new Oklahoma, this is a rebirth, if you are open to changes, to see a really inventive director, excellent performances.
Don't see it if you're a traditionalist who believes in following things exactly, enjoy more old-fashioned productions (this is a new Oklahoma)
See it if You love radical, dark, gritty, reinterpretations of classic musicals.
Don't see it if You are stuck on the classic, you love traditional musicals, like a dark house.
See it if You want to see a totally new approach to a classic musical. Minimal sets allows you to really concentrate on some great acting.
Don't see it if You expect the original. This is a different take from what you might have seen before. Much more hip and modernized.
See it if You like having your preconceived notions challenged and finding new things in stories you thought you knew every part of.
Don't see it if You want to sit back and hum along to the timeless tunes.
See it if You love the original songs from Oklahoma! and want to see the story in a different light. Love a small venue and open to change.
Don't see it if You want to see the original Oklahoma! production. You are close minded and want the traditional concept from the past.
See it if you like reimagined versions of classic musicals, you enjoy Rodgers & Hammerstein, you enjoy open-staged shows
Don't see it if you are a R&H purist, you don't like changes to classic musicals, you prefer proscenium staged shows
See it if You're curious how Rodgers and Hammerstein can be staged differently than usual
Don't see it if you can't handle violence or feel attached to a typical "classic musical" performance
See it if you're open to an old chestnut being reimagined, retaining its charm yet sharpening its edges -- beautifully staged and performed.
Don't see it if You want a traditional presentation and interpretation.
See it if A thrillling, provocative re-think of R & H's classic Americana musical Amazing stagecraft via simple tonal adjustment of original script
Don't see it if Purists/traditionalists beware! Has "indie" feel in directorial/conceptual approach Some business falls flat esp misconceived dream ballet
See it if you’ve ever thought, “Gee, I wish Oklahoma had more blood in it,” or you’re looking for a wildly new interpretation of a classic work.
Don't see it if gunshots frighten you in theatre or you’re a Rodgers & Hammerstein purist. This ain’t your grandma’s Oklahoma!.
See it if You’re intrigued by new interpretations of old works that are concerned with inclusivity and a modern gaze on problematic stories/characters
Don't see it if You love and desire the rehashing of the classic R&H elegance with regard to singing, staging, and interpretation of their iconic works.
See it if you want to see an innovative, unusual staging of a classic musical
Don't see it if you are a Rodgers & Hammerstein purist or if modern interpretations of older works including stressing the characters' sexuality bother you
See it if You enjoyed the original Oklahoma and need to see a grown-up version with the same songs but is oh so, so crueler.
Don't see it if Not exactly a happy show with corn stalks waving in the sun. Life is tough and complicated out on the prairie and not everyone makes it.
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