Segments in this Video

"Oklahoma": Overture (02:50)


Listen to the opening music from the West End Musical

"Oklahoma": "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" (04:43)

Curly McLain wanders into Laurey Williams' yard. Aunt Eller believes he plans to ask her niece to the box social dance. Curly brags about his accomplishments.

"Oklahoma": "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" (10:47)

Laurey does the laundry. Curly brags about the carriage he has rented for the box social dance and asks Laurey to accompany him; she refuses.

"Oklahoma": "Kansas City" (08:39)

At the Claremont train station, Will Parker returns bedazzled and souvenir-laden from a trip to a modern city. He shows off the latest dances.

"Oklahoma": "I Cain't Say No" (11:49)

Ado Annie confesses to Laurey that while Will was away, she spent time with Ali Hakim. A Persian peddler sells Laurey the Elixir of Egypt. Ado Annie thinks that Hakim wants to marry her.

"Oklahoma": Entrance of Ensemble (05:41)

Will confesses that he spent $50 on gifts for Ado. Laurey accepts Jud Fry's invitation for the box social dance. Curly flirts with Gertie Cummings.

"Oklahoma": "Many a New Day" (04:05)

Laurey tells her friends that she does not care about Curly as they prepare for the box social dance.

"Oklahoma": "It's a Scandal! It's a Outrage!" (08:31)

Andrew Carnes insists that Ali marry Ado. Ali laments the unfairness of the situation.

"Oklahoma": "People Will Say We're in Love" (10:07)

Curly tries to convince Laurey to accompany him to the box social dance. Laurey refuses because she is afraid of Jud. Aunt Eller gives her niece a dress.

"Oklahoma": "Pore Jud Is Daid" (16:09)

Curly suggests that Jud hang himself so everyone would realize how much they care about him. Together they imagine his funeral. Jud asks Ali for a "little wonder."

"Oklahoma": "Lonely Room" (03:11)

Jud resolves to make Laurey his bride.

"Oklahoma": "Out of My Dreams"/"Dream Ballet" (19:19)

Laurey falls asleep under the influence of elixir and dreams of what marriage to Curly would be like; Jud kills Curly. Jud arrives to take her to the box social dance.

"Oklahoma": "The Farmer and the Cowman" (13:59)

The cowboys and farmers argue; Aunt Eller ends the fight by firing a gun. Ali buys all of the gifts that Will purchased in Kansas City. Jud buys the "little wonder."

"Oklahoma": The Auction (11:07)

Ali outbids Will for Annie's lunch. Curly sells his saddle, gun, and horse to buy Laurey's basket. Aunt Eller foils Jud's plan to kill Curly by asking him to dance.

"Oklahoma": "All Er Nuthin'" (04:45)

Annie reluctantly agrees not to flirt with other men.

"Oklahoma": "People Will Say We're in Love" (16:10)

Jud confronts Laurey about his feelings; she admits they are not reciprocated. Curly reassures her after Jud threatens her and realizes he must become a farmer. Ali kisses Annie goodbye and tells her to marry Will.

"Oklahoma": "Oklahoma" (10:38)

Laurey and Curly marry; everyone celebrates the territory's impending statehood. Ali marries Gertie after being threatened by her father.

"Oklahoma": Finale Ultimo (12:02)

Jud harasses Laurey and attempts to kill Curly. At Aunt Eller's urging, the wedding guests hold an impromptu trial where Andrew declares the verdict not guilty. Curly and Laurey depart for their honeymoon in a surrey with a fringe on top.

Credits: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! (02:14)

The cast sings a reprise of "Oklahoma" as the credits roll.

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With the original cast headed by Hugh Jackman and Maureen Lipman, this Royal National Theatre production broke boxoffice records and was recognized by the Hammerstein estate as the definitive version of the musical. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the transition to screen won an International Emmy. Oklahoma! pioneered stage musicals by telling an emotional story through song lyrics as it had never been done before. It marked the beginning of the legendary Broadway partnership of Rodgers & Hammerstein. The show features some of the most beloved songs in the history of American musicals, including Oh What a Beautiful Morning, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, I Cain't Say No, Many a New Day, Out of My Dreams, Oklahoma! (of course!), two songs missing from the 1955 film production, and more. It is the most honored musical drama of all time, with a Pulitzer Prize, two Academy Awards and an honorary Grammy and Tony. It became the first Broadway musical commemorated in a US postage stamp, and has been voted by New York's influential Drama League as The Best Musical of the Century.

Length: 177 minutes

Item#: BVL194805

ISBN: 978-1-64623-656-5

Copyright date: ©1999

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