“Bold intelligence… tirelessly inventive stagecraft”

“In dance, however, Oklahoma! truly finds its feet, expressing the bold intelligence behind this revival. Ms. Stroman, whose tirelessly inventive stagecraft can also be seen in The Producers and Contact, daringly chose not to recreate Agnes de Mille's fabled choreography. Yet her work here surely comes closer to capturing the eye-opening vitality of de Mille's original dances than the usual dutiful imitations.

For Ms. Stroman's choreography vibrates with the sense of sensual restlessness in search of an outlet, touchingly offset by a youthful lack of confidence as to how to proceed. As she demonstrated in her long-running Contact, Ms. Stroman knows how to shape smooth kinetic poetry from rough-edged characters and to sketch individual personalities within an ensemble through dance.”