11:56am Tuesday 26th February 2013 in Curtain
Call By Karen Robson.
THE exuberant musical with the shade of darkness, the story
revolves around rivalry between cattlemen and farmers and
two suitors for the same farm girl Laurey.
Stage One’s production effectively captured the shifts
in tone from light to dark with sure footed confidence. The
increasingly nightmarish and sinister dream sequence at the
culmination of Act 1 had real force and the power to disconcert.
While the choreography was occasionally a little over fussy
when it counted the show delivered on perfectly formed, rumbustious
company numbers. The production was anchored by some impressive
From the very first notes of Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’
Matt Fisher (Curly) announced the arrival of a significant
stage presence and commanded proceedings for the rest of the
night. He was well matched by Ellie Jones as Laurey.
People Will Say We're In Love (With Stage
Here is the gist, a practical list of dont's
for you...don't praise my charm too much and don't laugh at
my jokes too much....
It was Oh, such a beautiful morning,
many months ago I was woken out of my dreams
by Dave and Jacqui phoning to say that the next show would
be Oklahoma! and as I'm just a guy who cain't say
no - here I am!
Many a new day came and went
and rehearsals began; so rushing home from work in Surrey....
I got to Mayfield School on a Frid'y, by Sattid'y
I'd learned a thing or two,
For up to then I didn't have an idy, of what the modern show
was coming to!
I counted twenty teenagers talkin' mongst theirsel's,
Almost every time that I arrived,
Then I put my ear to my Samsung mobile phone,
And by now you'll realise: this is all contrived!
So show week has finally arrived, you've cut
out the shenanigans and by this time I've realised, that with
you (Stage One) it's all er nuthin' - you
have to put your all into the show thanlk goodness!
But It's a scandal! It's ann outrage!
the MD and the director still are friends,
one man likes to wave a stick, the other likes her tea and
bic's, but that's no reason why they can't be friends!
As the week progressed, the floor
creaked, the pit squeaked, every time that I stood
up to give the beat, but I managed to look oh so peaceful
and serene, I waved my arms around, and we made a
fabulous sound, while the action moved along fron scene to
We've had a great week and when they said
They're only saying you've done fine in Oklahoma,
Thank you for a great production.