CONTENT WARNING / SPOILER ALERT: You probably wouldn’t think that an episode about this classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical would require a trigger warning, but if you saw the 2019 Broadway Revival of OKLAHOMA! at Circle in the Square, then you know why this episode discusses gun violence. When showbiz siblings, Kristen and Sarah Goodman, went to TOFT to watch what was referred to as the “Sexy Oklahoma,” they were expecting to see a nostalgic show from their childhood, not a dark and creepy “Bloody, Bloody Oklahoma!” In this second episode of the “The Summer Stock Series,” Kristen and Sarah go off about why they disagree with a lot of the strong choices made in this revival. “People will say we’re in love” with disliking this production, but I can’t get those blood-splattered faces “out of my dreams!”
This summer, Kristen and Sarah went home to Chicago to visit their family in Chicago to talk about the Theatre at the Center and share memories from when our Mom starred in OKLAHOMA! Our chat includes our mom, Jenny Giocomo, step-dad Gary Giocomo, and little sister, Gaby Giocomo.