Oklahoma!

It was the first Broadway musical to be commemorated by a postage stamp. It has earned dozens of accolades, including a Pulitzer Prize, an honorary Grammy, and two Academy Awards. It held the record for longest-running Broadway show for fifteen years, playing longer than any other brainchild of Roger and Hammerstein, including South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and The King and I—even longer than Curley holds the opening note in the theme song. If that isn’t enough to make you want to saddle up for a revival of the landmark musical, how about a good old-fashioned family hoedown to cure your holiday homesickness? With quirky characters like Aunt Eller, Ado Annie, and Gertie Cummings kicking up their heels to classic showtunes “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning” and “Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” audiences are sure to leave loving Oklahoma! all over again, in all its grits and glory. OK? Sure, sounds good to us. Orpheum, 910 Hennepin Ave., (612) 339-7007, www.hennepintheatredistrict.com