Friday, March 02, 2007

You're Doin' Fine OKLAHOMA!

As a last minute surprise, we got invited by cousin Kim Riley to go see Jenks High School production of the musical Oklahoma. Plans had to be cancelled and twisted, but in the end, Kami and I were able to take advantage of the 2 tickets she had, joining Kim, Ronda, Ana Rae, Jami and Chris. And are we glad we did!

The performance itself was truly (not exaggerating), phenomenal! High school productions have really come a long way since I was a senior and had a part in Cheaper by the Dozen. That performance 20 years ago was like a meal of white rice compared the the smorgasboard last night. There must have been 100 cast members. They sang and acted, and danced! And the lead parts truly knocked our socks off. Unfortunately, I wasn't allowed to take any pictures of the actual performance, but thanks to Kim and her great friend Debbie, we were able to go back stage and meet the characters. We took pictures, got autographs, and then Debbie let Kami and Ana Rae go onto the stage, exploring the set. She went and found some costumes and let the girls dress up in them. They even got to sit in the "surrey with the fringe on top!" It was a really fun night for all of us. My favorite part was, of course, their rendition of Oklahoma. During the song, out of the corner of my eye, I saw Kami waving her arms and singing along. O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A, Oklahoma, yeah!

2 Wonderful Responses:

Kim Riley said...

I am so happy you & Kami had such a good time - Aren't the Jenks kids amazing!!! Maybe we will see Kami, Ellie or Luke up there one day! A BIG thanks goes out to Debi! Love you guys

Anonymous said...

Kami, you and Ana Rae look might fine in the "corn that's as high as an elephant's eye"!!!! Nana