History Theatre / Oklahoma

21st Jan '16 5:47:09 PM CrystalBlue
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*ShipperOnDeck: Pretty much the entire town for Laurey/Curly, as the song "People Will Say We're in Love" hints at.
19th Dec '15 10:00:03 PM nombretomado
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The musical is a radical departure from the mostly fluffy musical comedies that had preceded it. It integrated the book (the spoken dialogue) with the music without attempting to justify it. Its use of dance as adding to the plot and atmosphere was also a change from the showgirls of previous musicals. It was not the first to use such techniques (''ShowBoat'', which also featured lyrics and libretto written by Hammerstein, predated it by nearly 20 years), but its impact is unmistakable.
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The musical is a radical departure from the mostly fluffy musical comedies that had preceded it. It integrated the book (the spoken dialogue) with the music without attempting to justify it. Its use of dance as adding to the plot and atmosphere was also a change from the showgirls of previous musicals. It was not the first to use such techniques (''ShowBoat'', (''Theatre/ShowBoat'', which also featured lyrics and libretto written by Hammerstein, predated it by nearly 20 years), but its impact is unmistakable.
14th Nov '15 6:00:15 PM nombretomado
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''Oklahoma!'' is a 1943 [[TheMusical musical]], possibly the most influential musical in the genre. It was based on the play ''Green Grow the Lilacs'' and adapted by {{Rodgers and Hammerstein}}. Set in 1906, it tells the story of a young cowboy named Curly, and a farm girl, Laurey. They're obviously in love, but neither of them will admit it. The sinister farmhand, Jud, asks Laurey to a dance. Laurey is afraid of him, but she accepts to spite Curly. The story takes a dark turn as Laurey realizes that Jud is dangerous, and that, if she were to turn him down, he could become violent.
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''Oklahoma!'' is a 1943 [[TheMusical musical]], possibly the most influential musical in the genre. It was based on the play ''Green Grow the Lilacs'' and adapted by {{Rodgers Creator/{{Rodgers and Hammerstein}}. Set in 1906, it tells the story of a young cowboy named Curly, and a farm girl, Laurey. They're obviously in love, but neither of them will admit it. The sinister farmhand, Jud, asks Laurey to a dance. Laurey is afraid of him, but she accepts to spite Curly. The story takes a dark turn as Laurey realizes that Jud is dangerous, and that, if she were to turn him down, he could become violent.
24th Aug '15 2:01:00 AM eroock
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'''''Oklahoma!''''' is a 1943 [[TheMusical musical]], possibly the most influential musical in the genre. It was based on the play ''Green Grow the Lilacs'' and adapted by {{Rodgers and Hammerstein}}. Set in 1906, it tells the story of a young cowboy named Curly, and a farm girl, Laurey. They're obviously in love, but neither of them will admit it. The sinister farmhand, Jud, asks Laurey to a dance. Laurey is afraid of him, but she accepts to spite Curly. The story takes a dark turn as Laurey realizes that Jud is dangerous, and that, if she were to turn him down, he could become violent.
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'''''Oklahoma!''''' ''Oklahoma!'' is a 1943 [[TheMusical musical]], possibly the most influential musical in the genre. It was based on the play ''Green Grow the Lilacs'' and adapted by {{Rodgers and Hammerstein}}. Set in 1906, it tells the story of a young cowboy named Curly, and a farm girl, Laurey. They're obviously in love, but neither of them will admit it. The sinister farmhand, Jud, asks Laurey to a dance. Laurey is afraid of him, but she accepts to spite Curly. The story takes a dark turn as Laurey realizes that Jud is dangerous, and that, if she were to turn him down, he could become violent.
14th Jun '15 5:27:31 AM jkrfan7
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* HiddenDepths: Ali Hakim may be a womanizing peddler, but in some productions he is the one who tells Aunt Eller about "the little wonder", saving Curly's life.
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* HiddenDepths: Ali Hakim may be a womanizing peddler, but in some productions he is the one who tells Aunt Eller about "the little wonder", saving Curly's life.
12th Jun '15 3:45:06 PM jkrfan7
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* HiddenDepths: Ali Hakim may be a womanizing peddler, but in some productions he is the one who tells Aunt Eller about "the little wonder", saving Curly's life.
27th Apr '15 9:24:01 AM dsneybuf
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->''We're only sayin', "You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!'' ->''Oklahoma, O.K.!"''
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->''We're only sayin', "You're doin' fine, Oklahoma!'' ->''Oklahoma, Oklahoma! Oklahoma, O.K.!"''
10th Apr '15 4:52:25 AM Patachou
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* LocationSong: "Oklahoma", about the joy of living there.
9th Oct '14 8:07:07 AM FuzzyBoots
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* SharpshooterFallacy: In order to try to impress/threaten Jud, Curly shoots a knothole in a beam on the ceiling and claims it was his target. When Aunt Eller comes in to inspect the shot, he tries to make the same claim and she points out that there are a lot of knotholes up on the ceiling.
29th Sep '14 4:55:48 AM FuzzyBoots
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* EthicalSlut: Ado Annie is equal-opportunity in terms of loving the man she's with.

* HeyItsThatGuy: The 1955 film version, which features [[ThePartridgeFamily Mrs. Partridge]], [[Film/InTheHeatOfTheNight Sheriff Gillespie]], [[TheShawshankRedemption Brooks Hatlen]], [[GreenAcres Oliver Wendell Douglas]], and [[AllMyChildren Palmer Cortlandt]]. ** The 1998 West End production had Hugh Jackman before he was [[Film/{{X-Men}} Wolverine]] or even [[KateAndLeopold Leopold]]. ** The 1979 Broadway revival includes [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer The Mayor]] as Will Parker. ** The 2002 revival had Aasif Mandvi as Ali Hakim before ''Series/TheDailyShow'' picked him up as a correspondent.

* ProductionPosse: In the film, just about every dancer in the Dream Ballet had worked with Agnes de Mille on a regular basis.

* WorkingTitle: ''Away We Go'', until R&H decided to re-name the play after its most energetic song.
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