Oklahoma, performed by RAODS was a well-polished and entertaining performance with the audience enjoying every moment from curtain up to curtain down!
The long standing company performed in their venue, The Plaza Theatre in Romsey. The large cast filled the stage with their terrific acting, singing and dancing talents and was certainly and enjoyable and entertaining evening.
The costumes fitted perfectly to the story and worked in partnership with the simplistic, yet extremely effective set, which was used to its full potential throughout.
Ian Watts was leading man Curley, with a fantastic voice, brilliant charisma and strong acting throughout, Watts gave a sterling performance from start to finish.
Matched with Watts, was Madeleine Bolton who had a spectacular soprano voice, the leading couple worked perfectly together – an extremely good match on stage.
Comedy due Ado Annie and Will Parker, played by Kerry Butcher and Steve Lilly both had exceptional voices that went hand in hand with slick acting skills.
Complex character Jud Fry was taken on by Paul Rogers. I am sure all of the audience would agree that his rendition of “Lonely Room” was a complete showstopper.
Danielle Fletcher as Gertie had a perfect take on the character getting lots of laughs from the audience. Daniel Farrell as Ali Hakim had a natural comedy timing, a role truly suited to him!
The Musical Direction of Teddy Clements was exceptional, harmonies were beautiful and the band could have been the original soundtrack they were so faultless. The cast were rehearsed well, and it was clear that a lot of hard work and dedication went into ensuring that this production of Oklahoma was the best it could possibly be.
The Chorus were fantastic and all committed fully to each number. Not only was the singing fantastic, but the choreography and staging added to the overall performance.
Oklahoma was certainly an enjoyable evening, and it was clear that the audience enjoyed this production just as much as everyone enjoyed performing in it! The RAODS team clearly worked incredibly hard in putting this production together and should be congratulated on a truly spectacular show.
Oklahoma runs from the 16th- 20th October and is nearly sold out – get your tickets to avoid disappointment!