Arena Stage is nearly ready to open its door to the new Mead Center for American Theater with the inaugural production of the 2010-2011 season, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”
“Oklahoma!,” directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, is the first show in the newly renovated Fichandler Stage, the iconic theater-in-the-round space of Arena Stage.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”
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
directed by Molly Smith
choreography by Parker Esse
in the Fichandler
October 22-December 26, 2010
This is not your mother’s “Oklahoma!” Inspired by the toughness of the prairie, Artistic Director Molly Smith sets her production in the robust world of territory life filled with a dynamic cast as rich and complex as the great tapestry of America itself. With Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless music, “Oklahoma!” celebrates the vigor of America’s pioneering spirit with athletic dance and boot-stomping energy. Chock full of classic tunes such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” and “People Will Say We’re in Love,” this muscular production will thrill audiences young and old.
Date: October 22, 2010-December 26, 2010
Time: check calendar on website for performance times
Location: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater: 1101 6th Street SW Washington, DC 20024
Tickets for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” start at $45 plus applicable fees. Discount tickets are available for patrons purchasing tickets for multiple shows, students and groups. A limited number of $15 tickets for patrons ages 30 and under go on sale each Monday for performances that week. (All patrons must present valid ID.) HOTTIX, a limited number of half-price, day-of-performance tickets, are available 30 minutes before curtain prior to every performance. Tickets may be purchased online at www.arenastage.org, by phone at 202-488-3300 or at the Arena Stage Sales Office at 1101 6th St., SW, D.C.