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 want to see a classic musical reimagined in a very new way or if you enjoy the musical’s original songs.
Don't see it if you prefer traditional takes on classics or musicals with elaborate sets and dance numbers.
See it if A show that lives up to its positive reviews. But then I've always been a sucker for RNJ's marvelous eyes and magnificent mane.
Don't see it if The late Justice Scalia had nothing on you when it comes to being an originalist and you feel shows should not be altered in revivals.
See it if If you love being beaten over the head with a concept until you pass out, you’ll love this mess of an ego-piece.
Don't see it if Ok so life in pre-state Oklahoma was rough. But there was no contrast in this production to bring it out.
See it if looking for a contemporary and abstract take of this historical classic with great acting and vocal performances
Don't see it if wanting to see a traditional large scale adaptation or something heavy in technical aspects
See it if You want to see a reinvention of a classic that plays a bit experimental, or you really just want some cornbread and chili
Don't see it if You are a purist, you don't like sitting in pitch black darkness, you want to see something easy to follow
See it if You want to see a classic reimagined with unique staging, diverse casting and an addictive score.
Don't see it if You are looking for a short (it runs three hours) or traditional show (it is in the round and the lights are on nearly the whole time.).
See it if You want to see a classic musical completely reimagined for a contemporary audience
Don't see it if You want to see a typical production of a classic musical
See it if you want an artsy, edgy, gutsy night at the theatre featuring an unbelievable cast and a new, relevant spin on an old classic.
Don't see it if you want the Oklahoma you know or if you're a "purist" and can't imagine enjoying a new interpretation.
See it if You are interested in this "re-imagined" version of a classic. Talent is amazing and staging/lighting totally unique - if intrigued, see it!
Don't see it if you don't like the music of this show - same music even if different setting. If you prefer traditional theater and staging.
See it if You treasure classic American musicals with fabulous score and some excellent performances in a novel production
Don't see it if An awful modern dance substituted for Agnes De Mille type dream sequence ballet would drive you crazy
See it if The score, the story, a new view of the material.......and you are sick of the crap that Broadway brings along all too often these days.
Don't see it if You are a boring person who likes the same thing on his or her "plate".
See it if A modernist take on a classic..the experimental dream dance ballet and electric guitar was my favorite -but might not be for everyone..
Don't see it if Lighting was annoying..often the house lights were up & I found it distracting..then scene performed in total darkness ...then house lights
See it if GO! This is one of the best experiences of my theater-going life. It’s Oklahoma! as you have never imagined it before.
Don't see it if you do not want earlier memories to be upended by a radical re-interpretation of this classic musical.
See it if You want to see Oklahoma staged in an original way. You love the music.
Don't see it if You are a traditionalist. You don’t like change, or loud music.
See it if You value a vivid re-interpretation of a dated, sexist, misogynistic classic musical. Brilliant performances and the clearest vision possibl
Don't see it if you are stuck in the past and can't open your mind to the possibilities of what OKLAHOMA means to the US today
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 this venerable classic reinterpreted (yet with original script completely intact) in a darker yet completely relevant way.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see a more spare, modern and dark production of this American classic that seems completely fresh and relevant.
See it if You are ready for a new take on a classic that mines all the awkward and uncomfortable in gender roles and toxic masculinity.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals and want to stay comfortable.
See it if This is an amazing take on Oklahoma! It’s an edgy show that makes you think - all without many changes to the original book.
Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment. This is not your grandma’s Oklahoma. It’s dark and disturbing and will make you think.
See it if Looking for a modern twist on a classic R&H musical. The production makes some bold choices, but the modern flair adds to the performance
Don't see it if Prefer the original rendition. As expected there are also some dark moments in the musical also
See it if You have an appreciation for new interpretations of old warhorses and if you love great voices doing great things.
Don't see it if You can’t tolerate the classics being produced in any way different than how they’re always produced.
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