Musicals! How could anyone not absolutely love, love, love, LOVE musicals? They’re so fun, happy, upbeat, lyrical, wonderful… if they were a human emotion, I believe they’d be laughter.
Loud and proud laughter.
Oklahoma is the reason I fell in love with musicals in the first place. Gloria Grahame’s Ado Annie was, and is, one of my all-time favorite characters from any movie or television show. I’m just not sure I’ve ever seen a more perfect embodiment of a character – as good as, sure. But, better? Not on your life.
When my three daughters were growing up, we’d watch Oklahoma over and over. We had every song memorized and would frequently break out in song while cooking supper, riding bikes, or riding in the car. Ado Annie was a favorite, so (naturally) her songs were on repeat.
Good times. No – make that GREAT times.
So, as you see, I now have even more reasons to love and cherish all three: Oklahoma, Gloria Grahame, and Ado Annie!
Fall in love with Ado Annie (and Gloria) all over again as she sings I Cain’t Say No….