If you're aware of the concept, and willing to go with it, it's more than worth the leap. I loved it.
dramamama611 said: "Well, I doubt it will tour - as this isnt your grandmother's OK. Its very divisive...so, i think impossible for anyone else to answer for you. Im seei g it in a few weeks....but Im only traveling from Boston."A tour has been planned and will be launching in Oklahoma City in fall 2020...that being said, I think it’s absolutely worth seeing it at Circle in the Square
I am a traditionalist and I stayed away. Somehow I snagged a low price ticket. And I thought it was ingenious!! To really appreciate it, I would see the movie first or a traditional production first and see what they did. Quite wonderful.Worth the money.Changed the meaning of the show without changing a word.
If their performance on Sunday night was any indication, it is most definitely worth the cost.
Is it worth the cost of a ticket? Most definitely. It's a wonderful production. Is it worth the cost of a ticket plus a $400-500 plane ticket and a $200 hotel room and meals and transfers to and from both airports etc. if you have absolutely no other reason for going other than to see this show? You'll have to decide that yourself. No one can decide that for you.
I enjoyed the Oklahoma! revival a lot, but many people whose opinion I respect did not, and it was the show that my wife and I debated whether to see. So don't assume you will like it. You might; you might agree with Jordan Catalano. Watch a few videos, which might give a better sense of whether you'd like it. The Tony performance emphasized the rousing songs from the show, but it has a darker side and some avant garde elements that are more controversial.The cost of tickets are reasonable enough, especially the available discounts, but there are plenty of other costs involved in a New York City trip, as UncleCharlie points out. (There are, of course, other reasons to go to New York City.)
I agree with what most folks have said here. So long as you will not be disappointed by a total reimagining of the shaw and the absence of a traditional musical, the show is wonderful. I am likely to see it again.
What is the concept of this production?
Tim Barstow said: "What is the concept of this production?"Anything you need to know is here, or you can just google:https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1115420&page=1
In short, it's a more avant garde production that leans into the book's darker plot points, though no lyrics have been changed. I've seen it twice and would pay to see it a third time. Loved it.
I saw it and I loved the different take on it. Not only the country twang of it, but the point of view and the performers as well.The country take on the music was great. A totally familiar score sounded much different to me. But, I like divergently alternate covers of popular songs, so it fit my wheelhouse quite nicely. The interaction between the characters seemed more realistic, playful, dangerous. Not just pie-eyed lovebirds.The performers are just awesome... Mary Testa is one of my all time favorite actors, Ali Stroker was a powerhouse devilish Ado Annie, and the three leads - Daunno, Jones, Vaill were just awesome. I have been able to see Rebecca Naomi Jones in three of her Broadway shows and she is just so damned good. How she missed being nominated, let alone win the Tony is just lost on me.Lastly, the whole ambiance of the theater and the set was an experience. Some did not like the house lights up high, the tables around the stage, the decorations overhead (streamers and the like). I found it very environmental - and that theater is a great venue (not a bad seat).I bought a ticket months ago, but kinda meh about seeing it. I got more enthused as I read about how different this is and it was worth it for me. I will be seeing whatever things Fish (the director) does going forward (kinda like Chavkin was after the Great Comet and she did Hadestown). Guys like him have a vision, but it is not to all people's taste.Hope this helps.
speaking of the cost... does anyone have the code for lotto loser?
If you're going just to see this, no. It's a low-rent, "audacious for the sake of being audacious" college production that's trading on a gimmick that runs out of steam and fizzles completely with the Act Two opener. I do not understand the fascination for this thing, sorry. The country music adaptation is nice, but everything else screams MONEY GRAB!
brdway411 said: "I was seriously thinking of skipping the show. I am not a fan of OK at all. We ended up getting tickets last minute. It was freaking amazing. The best version I have ever seen. That being said, it is extremely dark. One of my favorite shows of the season. So glad we went. "I have the same exact opinion. Absolutely worth it.
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