The atmosphere on opening night of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at Arena Stage was celebratory, and for good reason – Artistic Director Molly Smith has a hit on her hands. Oklahoma! kicks off the inaugural season at the newly renovated Mead Center for American Theater and is playing through December 26.
“When I heard The Light in the Piazza was being reworked as a chamber version I knew I wanted to bring it to Arena Stage,” says Artistic Director Molly Smith. “Each voice and each instrument is individualized, which makes the beautiful story even more raw and human.” This Tony Award-winning musical was written by Craig Lucas, with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel. The Light in the Piazza is playing at Arena Stage through April 11, 2010.