Opera

Director Looks For Right Tone For Goodspeed's 'Oklahoma!'

Director Looks For Right Tone For Goodspeed's 'Oklahoma!'

In East Haddam, the wind goes sweeping down the Connecticut River rather than the plain. But Jenn Thompson is feeling right at home, bringing Rodgers and Hammerstein's game-changing 1943 musical "Oklahoma!" to the Goodspeed Opera House.

"Oklahoma!" runs through Sept. 23 at the theater.

It was just a few miles from the Goodspeed, at the Ivoryton Playhouse in Essex, that Thompson first transitioned from being an actress to a director. With her parents Evan Thompson and Joan Shepard and her brother Owen, she ran the River Rep summer stock company at the playhouse between 1987 and 2005.

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