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Oklahoma!

music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein III , directed by Jenn Thompson, Goodspeed Musicals, CT
choreography: Katie Spelman, costumes: Tracy Christensen, lighting: Philip S. Rosenberg, sound: Jay Hilton

cast: Kelly Berman, Samantha Bruce, Rebecca Brudner, Terry Burrell, Morgan Cowling, Aaron Patrick Craven, Lauren Csete, Matthew Curiano, Mark Deler, Matt Faucher, Tamrin Goldberg, Rhett Guter, Tripp Hampton, Olivia Nicole-Hoffman, Gizel Jiménez, Kate Arrington Johnson, Howard Kaye, C. Mingo Long, Morgan McCann, Andrew Purcell, Alex Ringler, Marco Antonio Santiago, Alex Stewart, Jake Swain, Madison Turner

 

 "It's designed in a way that gives full weight to the emotional complexity of a show that isn't nearly as simple as it looks. The result is the best Oklahoma! I've ever seen. Mr. Chin has festooned the century-old auditorium with enough red, white and blue bunting to fly flags over every elementary school in Connecticut. It reminds you that the far-off world of Oklahoma! is as real as the one we live in now."– Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

 "The show curtain is savvy, setting not only the scene but the wide open spaces of the story not to mention a bit of history, too. At the end of the show when Laurie slaps that Oklahoma star on the American flag– a wonderful touch in a show filled with special details, large and small– it becomes this production's own exclamation point."– Frank Rizzo, Show Riz

 "Slick design work frames the show nicely. In fact, the smooth transitions from scene to scene give this Oklahoma! much of its momentum. This is a youthful, frantic, vibrant version with a contemporary edge."– Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant

"The sets by Wilson Chin are absolutely breathtaking. From the farm to Jud Fry's smokehouse, Mr. Chin's sets perfectly illustrate the architecture and simple beauty of the time."– Joseph Harrison, Broadway World