Claybourne Elder, and Elizabeth A. Davis, in a scene from CSC's production of Rodgers' & Hammerstein's Allegro directed by John Doyle.  Photo by Matthew Murphy
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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Rusty “Allegro”

John Doyle is the Scottish theatre director and designer known for re-imagining classic musicals — often with actors playing all the instruments, like Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (with Patti Lupone in 2005) and Company (with Raul Esparza in 2006). Now, after trying his hand at a freshly-re-orchestrated version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic Oklahoma! at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2009, he brings a fresh look at their rarely produced Allegro at Classic Stage Company through December 14th.

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