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Oklahoma For my second critique, I watched Rogers’ and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! This film was directed by Trevor Nunn and filmed in London. The play featured actors such as Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle, Maureen Lipman, and Jimmy Johnston. I was able to adequately see the stage and everything that was going on; I could here all the lines and the lyrics the actors were saying. Overall, I thought that this was a fantastic production. The acting in the play was believable. I really enjoyed Hugh Jackman as Curly. He captivated the audience and myself with his singing and acting. He carried himself as a “true” Curly throughout the whole musical. His singing was also astonishing. Hugh Jackman was a fantastic choice to be the character of Curly for this production. I also enjoyed the acting of Maureen Lipman, who played Aunt Eller. She took on the persona of the character very well and and reminded me of the Aunt Eller in the 1955 film of Oklahoma! I also thought the dancers in the play performed beautifully. One of my favorite scenes is the dream scene with Laurey . I could hear all the actors clearly in the film, although I would have liked to hear some of the audience reaction a little bit more. I didn't like the fact that there were shots of the crowd from time to time and we couldn't hear any of the crowds reactions. It would add a little more realness to the musical as opposed to it just being a movie. However, I thought the songs sounded great. I could hear all the instruments used and singing was clear enough to understand the words being sung. I was also impressed that I couldn't see any mics on the actors' faces; usually I notice them sticking far off the side of the actor's face.
the backdrop made it look like it was a longer piece. It had its dramatic points and “lovey dovey” points that warmed the heart. it added to the realness of the story. was simple yet wildly creative. . The house and the rooms on stage looked great and were relevant to their surroundings. she used actual liquid with the props. It added a new element to the dancing during the dream scene. such as the turntable on the stage. in my opinion. The scene where the ladies are getting ready for the box social also showed how the other women in the play have a feminine and soft touch that go with their characters. I like how Laurey's opening outfit suggested that she was a hardworking person and willing to do even a man's job. When there was framework on the stage. He also shows that he can clean up nicely for the box social. The dresses she wears later in the film also imply that she can be feminine and gentle. It was a simple set but with beautiful lighting to compliment the scene and actors. The backdrops also added more to the sets. I thought this production of Oklahoma! was great. I thought it was an effective musical because it made me feel like I was living in early Oklahoma statehood. Curly's outfits suggested that he also works hard because of the dirty look his opening outfit had. I thought the stage props blended well with the scenery. I really liked the acting and dancing. Overall.The set. It complimented the characters and their personalities. This will always be one of my favorite musicals. It was interactive and exciting. I enjoy how in the beginning when Aunt Eller was churning butter. The costumes used in the production were designed well and put together nicely.