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 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.
See it if you are ready to see something you won't forget. In 20 years I'll still remember this bizarre show.
Don't see it if you are a traditionalist or material purist. You have sensory issues or get headaches from bright lights
See it if you're willing to shelve everything you think you know about Oklahoma!. This is Oklahoma! in name, but not in feeling.
Don't see it if you have rose colored memories about a rose colored show about the state of Oklahoma! on the cusp of statehood. Beware of gunshots, too.
See it if you want a radical reinterpretation of a classic musical. Damon Daunno is ridiculously charming. A serious side of the story is explored.
Don't see it if you'd prefer a standard production of the show. This one is dark and unsettling. The music is stripped down and the staging is simple.
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 are open to a remake of a classic with the same wonderful music with a new concept.
Don't see it if you are an idealist and want the original oklahoma
See it if You are looking for a production that truly gets to the core of what Oklahoma is about. A groundbreaking show with incredible performances.
Don't see it if You are looking for a typical revival. The music, staging and character development are reimagined and might disappoint a R&H purist.
See it if If you want to see a modern take on a classic show
Don't see it if You don’t need a different spin on a classic show and wanted to embrace that idea but just couldn’t
See it if you're looking for a cool new remix of a classic show.
Don't see it if you're an Oklahoma! purist or would be too freaked out by total blackouts or the lights on the audience being up for most of the show.
See it if You are open to a new take on a classic musical, and you appreciate good voices and performances.
Don't see it if You are a traditionalist when it come to known shows.
See it if You appreciate absolutely wonderful performances, and are open to new interpretations of the story. Not your grandma's Oklahoma!
Don't see it if You only like traditional presentations of classic musicals. There is lots of food for thought here, but very dark at times.
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 would like to see a fresh, bold take on a classic that resonants in your mind long after it's over. Hauntingly beautiful and original.
Don't see it if You don't like reimaginings of classic material. You are expecting a big production.full of gimmicks and spectacle.
See it if you want the familiar Oklahoma songs done differently. This version of the classic musical is unlike any other version.
Don't see it if you’re expecting the classic musical performed like it’s been done in the past. This version may disappoint the purists.
See it if You are interested in a different, less sunny production of an American classic.
Don't see it if You are looking for a big Broadway style production.
See it if This is an exquisite revolutionary interpretation of a classic musical. The staging is truly inspired with several brilliant, sexy singers.
Don't see it if If you don’t like your classics upended. The second act opens with a loud dissonance that may rattle your brain.
See it if you want to discover an atypical breakthrough in musical theatre.
Don't see it if you expect a traditional 1943 R & H revival. Nor, if you aren't open to receiving a somber side of a wonderful show in simple staging,
See it if You have an open mind and enjoy unconventional presentations of well-known shows. You like exploring the darker sides of classic characters.
Don't see it if You prefer a director’s vision to be consistent. You like classic musicals performed traditionally. Cast interpretation is confusing.
See it if you're interested in re-imagining traditional Broadway fare. You're interested in more thoughtful explorations of female sexuality.
Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional staging of Oklahoma; you don't like gunshots/smoke effects/strobe effects.
See it if you're curious about a modern, stripped down version of an old classic. Several of the performances are great and the music is vibrant.
Don't see it if you cling to the classics and want the show to be as exactly as it was. That said, some of the dramaturgical choices were not to my liking.
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