Music by RICHARD RODGERS. Book and Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II.
Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs. Original Dances by Agnes de Mille.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
OKLAHOMA! PRESENTED BY 3-D THEATRICALS
OKLAHOMA! is suggested at one of the top shows to see in LA! Read more here!
“Director T.J. Dawson has beautifully succeeded in re imagining Oklahoma!” – Don Grigware / BroadwayWorld LA Senior Editor.
“Just when you thought you knew what the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! was all about, along comes a revival by 3-D Theatricals that makes you rethink everything.” – Ellen Dostal Musicals in LA
“3-D Theatricals’ Oklahoma! is a must-see no matter how many you’ve sat through before.” – Steven Stanley / StageScene LA
“New take on classic Oklahoma has plenty of heart and plenty of hope – Leo Bucks Bucking Trends / Broadway Stars.com
“Racially diverse… Electrifying… Cinematic… Unifying… Lush… Thrilling… Relevant… Powerful” – Southern California News Group
“The choreography by Leslie Stevens explodes with life and energy in every number. The whole cast in this show can dance and each dance number is a showstopper.” – Ryan Luevano, Tin Pan LA
“The production looks and sounds great at 3-D’s new second home at Cerritos Center, with especially fresh choreography by Leslie Stevens and strong performances of all the prominent roles.” – Don Shirley, LA OBSERVED
“The focus is on racism… it’s electrifying and unifying to see this cast, racially diverse, younger and older, singing as one: “We know we belong to the land, and the land we belong to is grand.” – – Los Angeles Daily News
“Director Dawson posits a racially mixed Midwest rather than a mid-century musical theater one.” – Torrance Daily Breeze
“Good literature remains relevant and powerful throughout the ages. That’s why even fresh eyes…will appreciate the greatness of this classic American musical.”- Long Beach Press Telegram
“Equally thrilling is the choreography, by Leslie Stevens.” Whittier Daily News
“Dawson’s revolving stage lets the whole look cinematic while making scene changes seamless, as we stay immersed in the story.” – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
“Director T.J. Dawson’s retelling of ‘Oklahoma!’ is beautifully staged and historically relevant. His artistic vision once again proved glorious … guaranteed to satisfy fans of the original and a whole new generation for this revival.” – Ivan Steel Presents
“Extraordinay dance numbers, a stunning, versatile set; and strong vocal performances. 3-D Theatricals has given new breath to a beloved classic.” – Andrew David James State of the Arts / LA Talk Radio Network.
Want to know more about the cast and creative team? Read our write up on Broadwayworld.com!
Read more about the Director’s vision for Oklahoma here and here!