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Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour

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dmwnc1959
#50Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 11/6/21 at 7:31pm

n2nbaby said: "No merch that i can see."

Maybe after it starts playing longer runs on the tour they’ll have a souvenir stand. I’m still 64 days out from attending, so there’s always hope! 

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n2nbaby
#51Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 11/6/21 at 10:33pm

Thomas Jefferson said: "n2nbaby said: "No merch that i can see."

Please post a photo of the stage if you can!!
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I am not sure how to post a picture from my phone, but if you go to my Instagram (n2nbaby) I posted a pic in my story! 
 

Will post more later but this tour is in EXCELLENT shape.

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n2nbaby
#52Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 11/6/21 at 10:46pm

Wow, wow, wow! I was lucky enough to see this glorious revival of Oklahoma! once on Broadway and it’s been so long I think I almost forgot just how great and powerful this production truly is. 
 

Sean Grandillo made a fine Curly. He had a beautiful voice. He was no Damon (but let’s be real, who is?) but he gave a lovely performance. Sasha Hutchings was a force to be reckoned with. An incredible voice and a fierce performance. I saw her as Ado Annie on Broadway and she was very good but her Laurey just blew me away. Christopher Bannow was absolutely terrifying as Curly. I don’t remember it being played as horrific as it was on Broadway. Intense isn’t even the word for it. A true masterclass in fear. Sis made a lovely Ado Annie; fierce and hilarious. I think with more performances under her belt, she’s going to only get better. The audience ate her up. Special shout out to Gabrielle Hamilton - the dream ballet has never been better. So incredibly sexy and staged so well. 
 

My only issue was I am not entirely sure the cast was mic’ed. I would assume they were, but besides the moments they were literally singing into microphones, there were moments I struggled to hear everything (and I was in the second row). 
 

The scene with Curly and Jud in act one was a true masterclass in suspense - I was on the edge of my seat. The same goes with the moment between Jud and Laurey in act two. Those black out scenes are just done so, so well. 
 

As for the audience reaction, I heard a lot of “I have questions…” comments. The audience was very old and very white and they were pretty muted throughout, but became alive a few moments (Sis’ number being one of them). The house wasn’t very full either, but I think this performance only went on sale about a month or so ago. 
 

If the tour comes near any of you, run to it. This is such a special production and I’m already thinking about going to see it again in Buffalo. 
 

Oh and no chili or cornbread lol

 

If anyone has any questions or anything, I’ll be happy to answer! And if someone can tell me how to post a pic from my phone, I’ll try to post the set picture! But I did make sure to post them on my Instagram story for anyone who wanted to see them in the meantime!

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greensgreens
#53Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 11/7/21 at 12:32am

I see the onstage “chili seats” but they were not in the seating chart for purchase. Does anyone know how these are distributed? Rush? Donors? Ideas?

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n2nbaby
#54Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 11/7/21 at 12:41am

greensgreens said: "I see the onstage “chili seats” but they were not in the seating chart for purchase. Does anyone know how these are distributed? Rush? Donors? Ideas?"

There was no on stage seating, and I can’t imagine that there will be. The seats are occupied by cast members throughout the show.

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Miles2Go2
#55Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 11/7/21 at 12:43am

greensgreens said: "I see the onstage “chili seats” but they were not in the seating chart for purchase. Does anyone know how these are distributed? Rush? Donors? Ideas?"

If you’ll scroll up, you’ll see those are part of the set and not for the audience to sit in. 

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dmwnc1959
#56Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 11/7/21 at 6:49am

n2nbaby said: "Wow, wow, wow! I was lucky enough to see this glorious revival of Oklahoma! once on Broadway and it’s been so long I think I almost forgot just how great and powerful this production truly is.

If the tour comes near any of you, run to it. This is such a special production and I’m already thinking about going to see it again
"
 

Great review!!! And thank you for taking the time to write out so many details! Looks like I’ll be checking this out more so out of curiosity than anything else, being unfamiliar with pretty much the entire plot of the show/movie/performance. I’m still 63 days away from it being my turn to see Oklahoma!, but I do have a cruise to board in less than a month and I’m so very excited about that. 

As far as posting pictures directly from your phone’s album, it doesn’t appear that’s an option? I see where you can insert a URL, but not upload the image itself. Maybe someone will correct me if this untrue? 

KevinKlawitter
#57Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 11/11/21 at 12:16am

Saw this tonight in Minneapolis - I was near the back of the Main Floor.

Overall, a very powerful show that did a good balance of paying tribute and deconstructing the musical. I can't help but imagine how some parts of the show play differently in an auditorium as big as the Orpheum as opposed to the more intimate spaces in its previous incarnations. I'm thinking particularly about the blackout scenes, which come out of nowhere here and are hard to get a handle on right away. Some of the vocals were a little hard to hear at times as well.

 

Aside from those things, there was still a lot to love - the orchestrations were fantastic and well-performed, and Sis absolutely brought the house down as Ado Annie. The audience reaction to her "I Cain't Say No" was one of the greatest spontaneous applause moments I've been a part of - a star is truly born. Benj Mirman steals his scenes as Ali Hakim, and at the center of it all are Sean Grandillo and Sasha Hutchings, making Curly and Laurie a pair simmering with sexuality and rage.

Also, due to a technical mishap, there was no blood during Jud's death scene.

 

Overall, while I can't say I thought everything on display entirely worked, I can't deny that I'll be thinking about this production for a long time.

Updated On: 11/11/21 at 12:16 AM

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dmwnc1959
#59Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 12/20/21 at 7:12pm

Well, after a relaxing, totally gorgeous cruise to the Bahamas on Anthem of the Seas earlier this month, OKLAHOMA! is my next stop in 20 days. Hoping to hear more input from others who may have seen the show in the past month. 

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Det95
#61Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/14/22 at 8:33am

The Detroit stop has been cut down to 4 performances from 8. It really wasn't selling well here. The fact it was engaged for our Fox Theatre (which is a barn) and wasn't selling doesn't really surprise me. I know a lot of Detroit theatre people only check the main tour houses owned by ATG and not this one.

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fashionguru_23
#62Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/14/22 at 9:41am

Interesting that this is going to the Fox in Detroit, which is an airplane hanger for a show like this. When I lived in the area, the Fox only got non-equity shows for a night or two.


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Det95
#63Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/14/22 at 11:24am

fashionguru_23 said: "Interesting that this is going to the Fox in Detroit, which is an airplane hanger for a show like this. When I lived in the area, the Fox only got non-equity shows for a night or two."

I agree. The Fox has 5k+ seats. The Music Hall would have been the best choice, or even the Fisher. I wonder how "Broadway in Detroit" missed out on this one.

windowwaving
#65Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/14/22 at 3:29pm

Det95 said: "fashionguru_23 said: "Interesting that this is going to the Fox in Detroit, which is an airplane hanger for a show like this. When I lived in the area, the Fox only got non-equity shows for a night or two."

I agree. The Fox has 5k+ seats. The Music Hall would have been the best choice, or even the Fisher. I wonder how "Broadway in Detroit" missed out on this one.
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I had tickets to the original opening night that ended up getting canceled. Seems like a misstep to not be part of Broadway in Detroit as there doesn't seem to be too much marketing (except for some TV spots) for it which is a shame as I was most excited for this show versus the rest of BID's season. 

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dmwnc1959
#66Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/14/22 at 6:02pm

Looks like somebody hated this show…

https://news.wttw.com/2022/01/13/national-touring-production-oklahoma-wreaks-havoc-musical-theater-classic

 

surprise

Updated On: 1/15/22 at 06:02 PM

BoringBoredBoard40
#67Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/14/22 at 7:56pm

dmwnc1959 said: "Looks like a somebody hated this show…

https://news.wttw.com/2022/01/13/national-touring-production-oklahoma-wreaks-havoc-musical-theater-classic


 

What an embarassing review, for Hedy Weiss, she is totally clueless and out of touch, no wonder she was let go from the Sun Times, I was at the same performance and while it doesn't compare to the Broadway company its far from the crime she is claiming is being committed and her response shows exactly why Daniel FIsh did this production

 

that being said my big note, Sis is a TERRIBLE Ado Annie and is sleep walking through the role, which considering she has no stage credits isn't surprising, can barely hit the notes and just looks BORED being onstage, how she ended up in this show I have no clue and they cut the second half of All Er Nuthin because she apparently couldn't follow Daniels directions in rehearsals,

 

some other small comments.....having seen Sasha go on as Ado on Broadway it was nice to see her in the lead, the show in a prosenium house feels somewhat even more transgressive then at CITS, its more distant and alien and retains alot of stuff that felt very downtown (scenes in the dark,  night vision video, the ballet with the shoes dropping etc)

 

Whoever asked earlier they do have merch now, a few shirts (including the OK! shirt from Broadway), hoodie, a pin, keychain, socks(?) and a wooden spoon (??) 

 

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MichelleCraig
#68Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/14/22 at 8:44pm

I have two very good friends seeing this production in Chicago as I write this. I’m looking forward to their reaction(s). They’re a st8 married couple and they see everything coming through Chicago…and, when it was possible, a smattering of Broadway and West End productions, too.

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n2nbaby
#69Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/14/22 at 10:52pm

What is this about them cutting a verse from All Er Nothing? I was at the first preview in Elmira and the entire song was there. I wonder what happened…

Ravenclaw
#70Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/15/22 at 2:30am

The verse that was cut is the middle verse, with the exchange "supposin' that we should have a third one?"/"He'd better look a lot like me!" I'm guessing this cut has something to do with the fact that Ado Annie is played by a trans actress in this production, hence no accidental conception.

Hedy Weiss has always been an idiot with no insight. From her interpretation of Wicked as anti-semitic holocaust allegory to her claims of reverse-racism in Pass Over, she's always been off-the-mark. And when her reviews don't say outlandish things, they usually read as plot summaries with very little substantial commentary. Not a critic worth paying attention to. Chris Jones's review, on the other hand, I found to be fair and insightful--he didn't agree with all the production's choices but engaged with it critically and respectfully.

I'm seeing wildly polarizing responses on social media. On the night I attended, there were noticeably more empty seats after intermission. As for me, I thought the production was very entertaining and still packed a punch even if things were lost in the bigger space and most of the cast wasn't quite as strong as their New York counterparts.

BoringBoredBoard40
#71Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/15/22 at 3:34am

Ravenclaw said: "The verse that was cut is the middle verse, with the exchange "supposin' that we should have a third one?"/"He'd better look a lot like me!" I'm guessing this cut has something to do with the fact that Ado Annie is played by a trans actress in this production, hence no accidental conception.

I have now confirmed with TWO people working on the show that it was cut because she was directed to flirt with audience members and just never did it to get the joke to land so Daniel was so frustrated he just cut the verse 

 

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MichelleCraig
#72Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/15/22 at 4:49pm

Update to my posting from last night…#68 above:

My friends were seated center orchestra about half way back. Their row was full as the show began. After intermission, all but my two friends and two other people remained. 
 

My friends disliked the production, but decided to stick it out.

Updated On: 1/15/22 at 04:49 PM

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Miles2Go2
#73Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/16/22 at 12:52am

This has been my concern about the tour. I respected the Broadway production the first time I saw it (I was very tired) and absolutely loved it the second time, but have been concerned about how it’ll play on tour, especially in my home state of Oklahoma. But I remain committed to seeing in on its tour stop here in Oklahoma City at the end of the month.

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Miles2Go2
#74Oklahoma! 2021-2022 National Tour
Posted: 1/16/22 at 1:13am

Ticket booked. Second row center row orchestra same as recent DEH tour. 


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