Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Location: Bass Performance Hall
Run Time: 2 hours 45 minutes, one intermission
JUNE 21-26, 2022
This is OKLAHOMA! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century and the Tony Award ® Winner for Best Revival of a Musical.
Direct from an acclaimed run on Broadway comes an OKLAHOMA! that looks and sounds like America today. The Daily Beast raves “Forget your traditional idea of Oklahoma!. Daniel Fish’s daring, utterly absorbing re-interpretation is different—brilliantly so.”
OKLAHOMA! tells a story of a community banding together against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this production “lets us experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatness anew.” (The New Yorker). Without changing a word of text, this visionary production allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light.
Funny and sexy, provocative and probing, “A smashing OKLAHOMA! is reborn. Daniel Fish’s wide-awake, altogether wonderful production is thrilling!” (The New York Times).
“This is the OKLAHOMA! that was there all along.” (New York Magazine).
Special rates available for groups of 10+.
Audience Recommendation: The producers of the national Broadway tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! recommend this production for mature audiences ages 12 and up as it contains fog, loud gunshot effects, moments of total darkness and violence. This is only to be used as a suggestion for you and your child; the decision to attend this show should be made by the parent or guardian. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
A different kind of 'OKLAHOMA!'
The director of OKLAHOMA!, Daniel Fish, recently talked with The Dallas Morning News about how he has radically reinvented the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.
Know Before You Go
Whether you've just seen OKLAHOMA! or are about to, this hub has been designed to create a space to learn more about the show and its encompassing themes, deepen your viewing experience, and affirm the idea that this classic musical is as relevant today as ever.
Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, the OKLAHOMA! allows the classical musical - and our country - to be seen in a whole new light. This resource guide is split into four sections for you to explore, unpack and investigate the many mature themes in the show.
The Music of OKLAHOMA! Then vs. Now
Then vs. Now - Cain't Say No
Then vs. Now - Kansas City
Then vs. Now - Many A New Day
Then vs. Now - Oklahoma
Then vs. Now - People Will Say We're In Love
Then vs. Now - Pore Jud Is Daid
A revelation. A bold reimagining you might almost mistake for new work.
A smashing Oklahoma! is reborn. Daniel Fish's wide-awake, altogether wonderful prodcution is thrilling!
This new production of Oklahoma! is the hottest ticket in town!
This vivid, stripped-down revival offers audiences a new vision of themselves. This Oklahoma! is a textbook illustration of how to revisit a classic while honoring it.