My first experience with live theater and "Oklahoma" was when I was in the 5th or 6th grade?  Then, I saw the movie with Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones.  My Mom's family was from Oklahoma and I visited there many times growing up...where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain!  I love Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! (1955)

My first experience with live theater and "Oklahoma" was when I was in the 5th or 6th grade? Then, I saw the movie with Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. My Mom's family was from Oklahoma and I visited there many times growing up...where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain! I love Oklahoma!

Oklahoma with Gordon Macrae and Shirley Jones - nobody does it better ;)

Oklahoma, Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae, 1955

Oklahoma with Gordon Macrae and Shirley Jones - nobody does it better ;)

Gordon & Shirley. I don't know why they didn't just get married, I mean, REALLY. They were best friends!

Gordon & Shirley. I don't know why they didn't just get married, I mean, REALLY. They were best friends!

Photograph:The original production of the musical Oklahoma! opened on Broadway in 1943. Oklahoma! was notable for its seamless blending of song, dance, and plot.

Photograph:The original production of the musical Oklahoma! opened on Broadway in 1943. Oklahoma! was notable for its seamless blending of song, dance, and plot.

Ali Hakim from Oklahoma movie.

Ali Hakim from Oklahoma movie.

Sometimes I want to be Shirley Jones. Before she was in the Partridge Family.

Sometimes I want to be Shirley Jones. Before she was in the Partridge Family.

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