The making of groundbreaking 'Oklahoma!' at the Denver Center


In this behind-the scenes video, hear from DCPA Theatre Company Artistic Director Chris Coleman and his creative team about setting Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical ‘Oklahoma!’ in a historically correct African-American town. You’ll see how Scenic Director Wilson Chin conceived his stunning sky and clouds and how Choreographer Dominique Kelley went through casting the show with diverse actors of all shades and sizes. ‘Dancers are athletes but they are artists first,’ Kelley says. What does this century-old story tell us about who we are today? Watch and learn. ‘Oklahoma’ continues in the DCPA’s Stage Theatre through October 14. For information, call 303-893-4100 or go to 303-893-4100. To read more about the production, go to the DCPA NewsCenter at MyDenverCenter.Org. Video by DCPA Video Producer David Lenk and Senior Arts Journalist John Moore.


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