By Joe Szek
It’s a long one, but this 'Oklahoma!" is still entertaining even though ‘times have changed’
Clocking in at nearly three hours with one intermission, I’m still amazed Messrs. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma’ draws in the crowds. It was the first collaborative effort between the two men who would then go on to write and score other audience favourites including ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘The King and I’. Yes, there are tuneful ditties, corny jokes, and puns to make an audience laugh; nevertheless, there is a darker side to this story given our current world context that I’ll address later.