I’ve been living in my apartment for about 10 months now, and I’m ashamed to admit that until today, I had never noticed that the tree next to the driveway had grown around an old fence post. Evidently, tree beats fence post.
The musical Oklahoma! was remarkable not because of the depth of its story, but because of the joy openly displayed and the excitement it garnered from the audience. Musical theatre took off at this point, thanks to the talents and dedication of Messers Rodgers and Hammerstein. Oklahoma! is, perhaps, too cheery and too bright to truly reflect daily life, but Curly McLain’s opening song, “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’,” certainly captured the beauty of today’s sunrise.