'Oklahoma!' at 75: Has the musical withstood the test of time? Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Review: De Stroyed at fortyfivedownstairs The writing, life and person of Simone de Beauvoir reimagined and expanded in a nuanced exploration of the vicissitudes of love. On the Move: Latest sector appointments and departures A new Senior Curator at Monash Gallery of Art, Adelaide Fringe appoints Head of Industry and Artist Fund, and more. Is the sector over-reliant on volunteers? When you call a plumber do you stop and think "is this person getting paid?" No, because we have labour laws that ensure people are paid for their work. So why do we seem to accept that a different standard applies to workers in the creative industries? La Mama Theatre gutted by fire: sector shocked Carlton's legendary La Mama Theatre, which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary, has been devastated by fire. (Premium content) Premium content Ryan Raul Bañagale Tuesday 8 May, 2018 With a new production of the musical opening soon, it's time to ask: Whose America did 'Oklahoma!' depict? And is the musical’s vision of the USA relevant today? This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the Arts industry ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Ryan Raul Bañagale is an Assistant Professor of music at Colorado College where he offers classes on a range of American music topics, including musical theatre, jazz, popular music, folk music, and media studies. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University with support from the American Musicological Society’s AMS-50 and Howard Mayer Brown Fellowships. His first book, "Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon" (Oxford University Press, 2014), focuses on the ongoing—and surprising—life of Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue over the course of the 90 years since its inception. He currently sits on the editorial board of the George Gershwin Critical Edition and will be editing at least three separate arrangements of Rhapsody in Blue. His research also appears in journals such as Jazz Perspectives and the Journal of the Society For American Music.