These circles aren’t lazy

It took a couple of bars for it to sink in that Ado Annie was in a wheelchair, and a couple more to realize that it didn’t make one bit of difference:

Oklahoma! never won a Tony Award, for the simple reason that the Tonys didn’t exist back in 1943. (It won a Tony in 2019, last week in fact, for Best Revival of a Musical.) And I learned the songs before ever living here, by dint of having somehow inherited the 1943 original-cast album — on 78s, of course. (Decca Black Label, as I recall.)

2 comments »

  1. Roger Green »

    14 June 2019 · 11:25 am

    Grand.
    I look forward to seeing the whole show when I retire, which, fortunately, is two weeks from today.

  2. hollyh »

    14 June 2019 · 1:13 pm

    That song is the best thing about this state! Thank you for the post.

    And congratulations to Roger. I’m also looking forward to that, as soon as I work up the nerve.

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