Oklahoma - Musical Review

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Today I thought I would do another musical review. As I mentioned before, I love musicals and last night myself and my mother went to see 'Oklahoma' in Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. I bought a ticket as a present for my mother on Mother's Day, as she loves this musical. Our seats in the theatre were one row from the front, which was amazing. 

The musical 'Oklahoma' is an old and classic musical set in the western times. The musical tells the story of two pairs of lovers, Curly, a cowboy and Laurey, a farm girl, who lives on the farm with her Aunt Eller (Belinda Lang). Curly and Laurey both find it difficult trying to express how they feel about each other, as they are both very stubborn. Throughout the story, Judd (Nic Greenshields), the hired hand at Aunt Ellers farm tries to come between Laurey and Curly. Ditzy and flirtatious Ado Annie (Lucy May Barker) is also struggling to choose between Will (Simon Anthony), a cowboy who has fallen in love with her, and Ali Hakim (Gary Wilmont), a peddler, who just wants to have fun and doesn't want to settle down.


Robbie Boyle took on the role of Curly and played it so well. Curly is very confident and can be quite sarcastic, I felt that he portrayed both these traits very well. Charlotte Wakefield played Laurey and really played the part well, Laurey is quite innocent and very independent, which is something that Charlotte displayed throughout the whole of the show. Both Robbie and Charlotte were perfectly suited for these leads and both worked extremely well together.

The dance numbers in this show will you leave you in awe, with aspects of ballet and upbeat, boot stomping dancing. This musical was one of my favourites growing up and I still love it even now, this show is a must see and will leave you singing and dancing when leaving the theatre.


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