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November 28, 2022

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‘Oklahoma!’ Revival Makes Nashville Debut at TPAC

Oh what a beautiful mornin' to see a fresh take on a classic Broadway show.

The Tony Award-winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! makes its Nashville debut Tuesday, May 3 through Sunday, May 8 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall. Tickets are on sale now.

A New Oklahoma!

This is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen or heard it before — reimagined for the 21st century by Director Daniel Fish. For families thinking of the sweet and often corny Oklahoma! movie, starring Shirley Jones as Laurie, this production will be a surprise. This rendition employs wit, provocation and probing. The show still has the same likable characters, but it beefs up the edgy story of an outsider and shows how the community bands against him. Traditionally, Oklahoma! focuses mostly on the romance of a farm girl and a cowpoke, and it still does, only in a whole new light. 

For Broadway, this production was first touted as a limited engagement, however, it was extended due to popular demand. Originally produced “in the round” at Circle in the Square Theatre, the musical played to sold-out crowds. In addition to garnering multiple awards and nominations, it was the Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical in 2019.

The show includes loud gunshot effects and violence and is recommended by the producers for ages 12 and older.

Single tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.