The Daily Herald is reporting, “The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire last staged “Oklahoma!” 25 years ago to commemorate the musical’s 50th birthday. Now Rodgers and Hammerstein’s groundbreaking hit is back for its 75th anniversary.
Yet this production is no duty-bound exercise in honoring a dusty classic. Rather, director Aaron Thielen and choreographer Alex Sanchez’s rousing revival provides a foot-stomping reminder that “Oklahoma!” remains perennially as fresh as a daisy. And their willingness to tinker (with some judicious cutting in Act I) helps keep it that way…”