Oklahoma! Final week rush and standing room.

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Hi all! I have a post dated to Oklahoma! that I couldn’t use several months ago because Ali was absent. Then I got very sick and I wasn’t able to go. I broke my ribs. Now it’s the final week and I doubt I’ll be able to use my post dated ticket since it’s pretty much sold out this week, I would imagine. Has anyone tried the lottery this week? Any luck? Also, is standing room still available this week? Has anyone tried it and what time did you get there? I know they do have a lot of spaces for standing room, so I guess that’s my best chance. Thank you so much in advance!

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BillyComet said: "Hi all! I have a post datedto Oklahoma! that Icouldn’t use several months ago because Aliwas absent. Then I got very sick and I wasn’t able to go. I broke my ribs. Now it’s the finalweek and I doubt I’ll be able to use my post datedticket since it’s pretty much sold out this week,I would imagine. Has anyone tried the lottery this week?Any luck? Also, is standing room still available this week? Has anyone tried it and what time didyou get there? I know they dohave a lot of spaces for standing room, so I guess that’s my best chance. Thank you so muchin advance!"

 

Oh gosh...I hope you're feeling a lot better now!! 

 

So I had to past date a ticket for Mean Girls. Fortunately I had connections (I interned for Jujamcyn last year) so I was able to work it out. However, Mean Girls isn't closing this week. You can try reaching out to someone involved with the production, but I don't know how lucky you'll be with that since it's the final week. Maybe-if you can-go to the box office and see if they're able to help you out there? I know absolutely nothing about SRO or rush for this show. 

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Thank you so much for your kind words. My post dated ticket was actually a very good seat, so I’m wondering if I bring it to the box office and ask for a standing room ticket instead (I only need one), they may allow that. Because standing room is much worse than the seat I had. Crossing fingers!!! I really really don’t want to miss the show.
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BillyComet said: "Thank you so much for your kind words. My post dated ticket was actually a very good seat, so I’m wondering if I bring it to the box office and ask for a standing room ticket instead (I only need one), they may allow that. Because standing room is much worse than the seat I had. Crossing fingers!!! I really really don’t want to miss the show."

I sincerely hope they're able to accommodate you!! 

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Me too! :/
 

They were super nice on the phone and said that people have gotten lucky this week.

Updated On: 1/14/20 at 12:09 PM
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I did standing room last week on Wednesday when the show was nearly sold out for the fan's rewards night. In that case they did not start standing room until 6:30pm and a line formed inside the box office lobby. When I did standing room last June I think I just walked up to the box office around 5pm and asked for a ticket and they sold it to me. I imagine they are doing a similar formalized line situation as they did last week for standing room. They have 28 standing room spots and from what I've heard up until this point they hadn't ever sold all of those spots

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BillyComet said: "Thank you so much for your kind words. My post dated ticket was actually a very good seat, so I’m wondering if I bring it to the box office and ask for a standing room ticket instead (I only need one), they may allow that. Because standing room is much worse than the seat I had. Crossing fingers!!! I really really don’t want to miss the show."

Don't lead with the fact that you'll take standing room. Just ask to post date FIRST, and see what they come back with...

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They were very nice. I took my post-dated ticket to the box office tonight and they gave me a brand new ticket. Incredible seat and absolutely incredible show!
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Hooray I am so happy to hear that!! I went around the same time you were meant to go and remembered your original thread. I went for Damon and he was out so I grabbed a ticket for closing. Can’t wait!
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suicidalmickeymouse - I went for Ali and tried twice and she was out both times and then the third time I tried Mary Testa and Rebecca Naomi-Jones were both absent. Luckily, tonight they were taping it for the Lincoln Center Archives, so everyone was in. But then again it’s the final week and I doubt anyone would call out this week anyway.
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BillyComet said: "They were very nice. I took my post-dated ticket to the box office tonight and they gave me a brand new ticket. Incredible seat and absolutely incredible show!"

Ahh! I'm so happy they did that for you!! And I'm so happy you loved the show! 

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Anyone tried for standing room? Are people lining up in the morning for it?
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I got an email about discounted Freestyle Love Supreme merch. Is something like that happening at Oklahoma?

Also, is there any talk of the production going to the West End? Sorry if this is kind of off topic. I’ve just been wondering since I don’t think I’ll get to see it again this week.
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I've been watching the merch because I didn't get quite everything I wanted when I was there in October. The Dream Baby Dream tank is discounted down from $30 to $25, and I noticed they'd dropped the price of the OK! tee to $29.75, but it's back up to $35 now.

So nothings being advertised, but maybe after this weekend they'll see how much is left at the theater and go from there.

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Anyone know if it was/will be taped/filmed. I realize the nature of the staging will make such a thing far less exciting than seeing it in person, but this is a very exciting take, well-realized, and it would be nice to have it preserved. I enjoy the cast recording quite a bit.

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Stopped by the theater about an hour before showtime and got a standing room ticket. This show is still incredible. The acting has deepened and the staging is just great. Sad to see this go.

Also the Dream Ballet has grown a lot and is a lot clearer now.
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Posted: 1/17/20 at 11:19am

BenElliott said: "Also the Dream Ballet has grown a lot and is a lot clearer now."

Please, please elaborate.

 

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Posted: 1/17/20 at 12:02pm

joevitus said: "Anyone know if it was/will be taped/filmed. I realize the nature of the staging will make such a thing far less exciting than seeing it in person, but this is a very exciting take, well-realized, and it would be nice to have it preserved. I enjoy the cast recording quite a bit."

Yes, it was filmed a few days ago.

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Posted: 1/17/20 at 12:10pm

joevitus said: "BenElliott said: "Also the Dream Ballet has grown a lot and is a lot clearer now."

Please, please elaborate.
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It feels slightly less abstract and ambiguous and is more clear that it's about women's sexual anxiety (right?).  I saw it initially at SAW and while I liked the Dream Ballet there, I could see how someone that wasn't familiar with the show could miss the point of that scene.  It also feels darker and scarier now.  I loved it, but I also have a bit of history with abstract dance and theater so maybe that's why.  It just felt clearer and the emotion of the dance felt clearer.

 

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CarmenA3 said: "joevitus said: "Anyone know if it was/will be taped/filmed. I realize the nature of the staging will make such a thing far less exciting than seeing it in person, but this is a very exciting take, well-realized, and it would be nice to have it preserved. I enjoy the cast recording quite a bit."

Yes, it was filmed a few days ago.
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Thanks!

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BenElliott said: "joevitus said: "BenElliott said: "Also the Dream Ballet has grown a lot and is a lot clearer now."

Please, please elaborate.
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It feels slightly less abstract and ambiguous and is more clear that it's about women's sexual anxiety (right?). I saw it initially at SAW and while I liked the Dream Ballet there, I could see how someone that wasn't familiar with the show could miss the point of that scene. It also feels darker and scarier now. I loved it, but I also have a bit of history with abstract dance and theater so maybe that's why. It just felt clearer and the emotion of the dance felt clearer.


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Okay, thank you. From what I've seen of it, it's the one part of the interpretation I thought didn't work, but it will be interesting now that that it's been clarified--and that the clearer version of the ballet is the one included in the recent filming. I'll probably always love traditional Oklahoma! best, but everything I've seen (and I've tracked down all the video I can) and read and heard (again, really enjoy the cast album, also looked up radio/podcast appearances by the cast) makes me thing this is a very effective interpretation.

Sooo frustrating not to live anywhere near New York.

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BenElliott said: "It feels slightly less abstract and ambiguous and is more clear that it's about women's sexual anxiety (right?). I saw it initially at SAW and while I liked the Dream Ballet there, I could see how someone that wasn't familiar with the show could miss the point of that scene. It also feels darker and scarier now. I loved it, but I also have a bit of history with abstract dance and theater so maybe that's why. It just felt clearer and the emotion of the dance felt clearer."

It's still the one part of this production I don't enjoy. It goes on for too long and the cacophonous music doesn't feel intense, just tiresome. To me, it's still both too abstract and too specific. It's using a dance language that isn't legible to me. OK, she kind of seems like she's riding a horse or is a horse. But why is she scooting her butt on the floor? I don't think it communicates anything that the actress playing Laurey doesn't communicate much more effectively in the rest of the show. The specific choices also make it very muddled. It doesn't come to a satisfying conclusion where you understand what Laurey wants. Why does she go to a male ensemble member and then almost kiss Gertie? Why are boots raining down? And then Jud comes out to chase her?

I'm totally fine with a dream ballet that feels like a fever dream/drug trip that expresses the conflict between Laurey's frigidity and awkwardness despite her rising sexual desire and longing for companionship. It would have been great to bring in another dancer to partner her to show how she wanted Curly to treat her from the start and how she wanted him in spite of his blustering/arrogance but she held herself back until she could be sure there really was a softer, more genuine side of him behind that. That's not this dance. That's expressed in the rest of the show, but not in this still muddled piece of choreography. I also don't get clear emotions from the dancer like fear or desire or anger or whatever. It ends up just feeling like posturing and bravado. 

I do think it comes across like a choice. It's just a choice that I don't get anything out of.

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Posted: 1/17/20 at 11:53pm

VintageSnarker said: "BenElliott said: "It feels slightly less abstract and ambiguous and is more clear that it's about women's sexual anxiety (right?). I saw it initially at SAW and while I liked the Dream Ballet there, I could see how someone that wasn't familiar with the show could miss the point of that scene. It also feels darker and scarier now. I loved it, but I also have a bit of history with abstract dance and theater so maybe that's why. It just felt clearer and the emotion of the dance felt clearer."

It's still the one part of this production I don't enjoy. It goes on for too long and the cacophonous music doesn't feel intense, just tiresome. To me, it's still both too abstract and too specific. It's using a dance language that isn't legible to me. OK, she kind of seems like she's riding a horse or is a horse. But why is she scooting her butt on the floor? I don't think it communicates anything that the actress playing Laurey doesn't communicate much more effectively in the rest of the show. The specific choices also make it very muddled. It doesn't come to a satisfying conclusion where you understand what Laurey wants. Why does she go to a male ensemble member and then almost kiss Gertie? Why are boots raining down? And then Jud comes out to chase her?

I'm totally fine with a dream ballet that feels like a fever dream/drug trip that expresses the conflict between Laurey's frigidity and awkwardness despite her rising sexual desire and longing for companionship. It would have been great to bring in another dancer to partner her to show how she wanted Curly to treat her from the start and how she wanted him in spite of his blustering/arrogance but she held herself back until she could be sure there really was a softer, more genuine side of him behind that. That's not this dance. That's expressed in the rest of the show, but not in this still muddled piece of choreography. I also don't get clear emotions from the dancer like fear or desire or anger or whatever. It ends up just feeling like posturing and bravado.

I do think it comes across like a choice. It's just a choice that I don't get anything out of.
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Thought provoking response. Thank you.

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Posted: 1/18/20 at 11:47am

Anyone trying for today? I know last weekend they only started selling SRO for the evening show around 6pm and a small line started to form in the lobby, although I believe everyone in line at 6pm got a ticket since they have so many standing room spots.

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Since tomorrow evening is sold out, are they still waiting until before curtain to sell SR, or will they do so at 10am?