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September 2, 2011

Arena Stage offers ticket deal to remaining month of 'Oklahoma' revival

The box office figure at Arena Stage "looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky," thanks to the company's revelatory revival of "Oklahoma."

On every level, this production, directed by Molly Smith, represents a remarkable achievement, enabling the original qualities of the iconic American musical to emerge with disarming freshness and often arresting insight.  

More than 100,000 people have attended the show, counting last year's original run and the encore that started this summer. That reprise runs through Oct. 2.

To usher in the last month of the show, which is the best-selling mainstage production in the company's 61 years, Arena Stage is offering a deal: 

 $45 tickets to all remaining performances. They will be on sale for three days, starting at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 7 and lasting until 11:59 p.m. Sept. 9.

Tickets will be available online, by phone (202-488-3300, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or at the box office (1101 Sixth St., SW).


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About Tim Smith
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

I joined the Baltimore Sun as classical music critic in 2000 and, in 2009, also became theater critic, giving me the opportunity to annoy a whole new audience. In 2010, my original Clef Notes blog expanded to encompass a theatrical component -- how could I resist calling it Drama Queens? I hope you'll find both sides of this blog coin worth exploring and reacting to; your own comments are always welcome and valued (well, most of them, at least).

Think of this as your open-all-hours, cyber green room, where there's always a performer or performance to discuss, some news to digest, or maybe just a little good gossip to share.
Note: Tim Smith now writes about the fine arts at This blog will be kept in place as an archive for an indefinite period. Please visit the new location to get the latest Mid-Atlantic arts coverage.
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