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Director:
Writers:
Oscar Hammerstein II (book)
Lynn Riggs (based on the play by: "Green Grow the Lilacs")
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Release Date:
22 November 2003 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Cowboy Curly McClain tries to win the heart of a girl in a singing and dancing extravaganza. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Yes, I'll say it-it's a revelation. See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Maureen Lipman ... Aunt Eller

Hugh Jackman ... Curly
Josefina Gabrielle ... Laurey Williams
David Shelmerdine ... Ike Skidmore
Jimmy Johnston ... Will Parker

Shuler Hensley ... Jud Fry
Vicki Simon ... Ado Annie Carnes

Peter Polycarpou ... Ali Hakim
Rebecca Thornhill ... Gertie Cummings
Sidney Livingstone ... Andrew Carnes

Stuart Milligan ... Cord Elam

Helen Anker ... Aggie
Julie Barnes ... Kate
Luke Baxter ... Slim
Warren Carlyle ... Jake
Leigh Constantine ... Lucy

Amanda Courtney-Davies ... Rosie
Philip Cox ... Mike
Marilyn Cutts ... Armina
Zoe Dawson ... Susie
Susie Dumbreck ... Ellen

Tom Dwyer ... Jess
Howard Ellis ... Joe
Shaun Henson ... Sam
Sarah Ingram ... Sylvie
Neil Johnson ... Tom
Nicola Keen ... Vivian
Fergus Logan ... Corky
Helen Missing ... Emily
Craig Purnell ... Fred
Kevin Wainwright ... Chalmers
Sarah Bayliss ... Mabel
Elizabeth Cooper Gee ... Alice
Chris Coleman ... Seth
Ben Garner ... Juthroe
Pennie Garner ... Child
Holly Tuffney ... Child
Ricky-Lee Mays ... Child (as Ricky Lee Mays)
Kai Pearce ... Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Spender ... Ed (uncredited)

Directed by
Trevor Nunn 
 
Writing credits
Oscar Hammerstein II (book by)

Lynn Riggs (based on the play by: "Green Grow the Lilacs")

Produced by
Chris Hunt .... producer
Andy Picheta .... producer
Richard Price .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Paul Wheeler 
 
Film Editing by
Keith Palmer 
 
Production Design by
Anthony Ward 
 
Art Direction by
Eric Walmsley 
 
Costume Design by
Anthony Ward 
 
Makeup Department
Anita Casali .... hair stylist
Anita Casali .... makeup artist
Karen Dawson .... hair designer (as Karen Dawson Harding)
Karen Dawson .... makeup designer (as Karen Dawson Harding)
Jill Hornby .... hair stylist
Jill Hornby .... makeup artist
Annabel Jardella .... hair stylist
Annabel Jardella .... makeup artist
Deborah Jarvis .... hair stylist
Deborah Jarvis .... makeup artist
Nikita Rae .... hair stylist
Nikita Rae .... makeup artist
Nicki Storey .... assistant hair stylist
Nicki Storey .... makeup assistant
Lynda Tully .... hair stylist
Lynda Tully .... makeup artist
Norma Webb .... hair stylist
Norma Webb .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Judy Chesterman .... production manager
Annie Gosney .... production manager
Tom Richardson .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daphnee Pardee .... third assistant director
Richard Stewart .... second assistant director
Harry Storey .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Anna Dargavel .... assistant art director
Robert J. Dugdale .... scenic artist (as Robert John Dugdale)
Andrew Ivey .... construction manager
Ian Newton .... property master
Peter Nurse .... scenic artist
Linsay Tufnell .... scenic artist
Gary Watson .... scenic supervisor
 
Sound Department
Chris Ashworth .... production sound mixer
Brian Blamey .... dialogue editor
Gary Cummings .... sound assistant
Mike Hopkins .... supervising sound editor
Jim Lownie .... assistant sound editor
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Darko Mocilnikar .... sound trainee
Mike Reardon .... boom operator
Dave Sloss .... foley recordist
Tommy Staples .... boom operator (as Tom Staples)
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Lawson .... visual effects designer (as Christopher Lawson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Bowers .... clapper loader
Simon Farrell .... still photographer
Andy Hopkins .... grip
Susan Jacobson .... clapper loader
Nigel Kirton .... camera operator
Mark Milsome .... focus puller
Julian Morson .... camera operator
Phil Mullally .... daily focus puller
Steve Pugh .... key grip
Nigel Seal .... clapper loader
Malcolm Sheehan .... grip
Philip Sindall .... camera operator
Olly Tellett .... focus puller
David Tondeur .... focus puller
Gary Willis .... gaffer: film lighting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fizz Jones .... costume supervisor
Babette Lee .... costume assistant
Wendy Miles .... assistant costume supervisor
Jane Spicer .... costume assistant
Gina Tornatore .... costume assistant
Bella White .... costume assistant
Claire Wilson .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Steve Dix .... conforming editor
 
Music Department
Robert Russell Bennett .... orchestrator: original orchestrations
William David Brohn .... additional orchestrator
John Owen Edwards .... musical director
Oscar Hammerstein II .... lyrics by
Sue Lenny .... music editor
Richard Rodgers .... music by
 
Other crew
Tricia Canavan .... assistant to director
Warren Carlyle .... assistant choreographer
Moragh Darby .... assistant: Trevor Nunn
Andrew Heffernan .... production accountant
Tibor Kuo .... video coordinator
Trevor Nunn .... stage director: UK stage production
Rebecca Pope .... production coordinator
Susan Stroman .... choreographer
Marie Thompson .... assistant: Richard Price
 

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The original Broadway production of "Oklahoma!" opened at the St. James Theater in New York City on May 31, 1943 and ran for 2,212 performances, setting a record for a musical.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Curly:[singing] There's a bright golden haze on the meadow, / There's a bright golden haze on the meadow. / The corn is as high as a elephant's eye, / And it looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky. / Oh, what a beautiful mornin', / Oh, what a beautiful day! / I got a beautiful feelin' / Everything's goin' my way.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Oklahoma! (1955)See more »
Soundtrack:
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'See more »

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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Yes, I'll say it-it's a revelation., 8 December 2004
Author: rrb from San Francisco

Oklahoma was never my favorite musical. By the time I was aware of it, Oklahoma & all of the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon seemed dated, superseded by the darker, more modern Sondheim musicals.

But Trevor Nunn's re-imagining of this American classic makes it so fresh & vibrant, it could've opened yesterday. What seemed sappy in the 50s film version now seems innocent, charming, believable-thanks to Nunn's keener dramatic vision & an exceptional cast.

Hugh Jackman reinvents the swaggering male musical lead with an irresistible magnetism and ability to infuse a song with emotional realness. When he sings O What a Beautiful Morning, it seems totally spontaneous-a young man singing from the depth of his soul his love of life & everything in it-and we feel this song we've heard for decades is being sung for the first time.

The decision to play Laurey (Josefina Gabrielle) as a shy tomboy in overalls, in contrast to the assertive, gingham-clad lasses we've seen in the past, is a wonderfully right one. The attraction between the lovely, thoughtful young girl and the radiantly confident Curly is palpable, and their different temperaments make the parries & shifts of their courtship utterly believable.

Gabrielle is an impressive triple threat-a trained ballerina who is also a good actress and a fine singer. Nunn no doubt wanted an accomplished all-round performer to play Laurey so that the Act I ballet could be danced by the same performers who act and sing the parts-not, as is usually done, by dancing alter egos. That alone makes this famously integrated show that much more integrated, and dramatically satisfying.

As Aunt Eller, Maureen Lipman is tough, wry, funny, touching, wise -hers is the most captivating performance of Eller one can imagine. She is perfect.

Like Laurey, the portrayal of Jud has been rethought. He is still brutal, but you feel the wretchedness, the yearning for acceptance, behind the brutality. Shuler Hensley realizes this brilliantly.

He is one of only 2 Americans contributing to this quintessentially American musical (though all American accents are impeccable, and it's refreshing that the script's phony country pronunciations have been pared down to an unnoticeable level). The other is the choreographer Susan Strohman, whose work here is joyous, spectacularly inventive, and (as in the case of the Act II opener The Farmer & The Cowman) electrifying. The dancing, & there's lots of it, conveys the galvanic energy of these very physical frontier folk. It's thrilling to watch the cast's highly skilled dancers doing numbers that build and build to an explosive rapture that makes you wish you could only be up there with them.

Strohman, with Nunn and their talented, almost exclusively English team, offer us what must be the finest production of Oklahoma ever staged. How fortunate our cousins across the Atlantic have cast a different light on this national treasure, and revealed new splendors it contains!

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