Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Congratulations to the OKC Gridiron Club for a great opening night performance tonight. The first act was national and the second act was state and local. The performances were terrific, the actors funny, the singing great, and the camaraderie of the cast and orchestra was enthusiastic.
Many of the politicians "roasted" in the dialogue were present tonight including Gov. Brad and First Lady Kim Henry, State Treasurer Scott Meacham, and State Superintendent Sandy Garrett.
Other state leaders present included Attorney General Drew Edmondson, State Labor Commissioner Lloyd Fields and State Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland. Former Senate President Pro Tempore Cal Hobson was there as were State Representatives Mike Shelton, James Covey, and Joe Dorman. Oklahoma County Commissioner Jim Roth was in the house too.
Andrew Harris does a great imitation of Gov. Henry paired with Bart Vieugels as Scott Meacham.
John Greiner waas a believable Will Rogers and Kim Stem does a fancy impression of Mary Fallin.
Proceeds from the show support scholarships for journalism students.
For tickets check out the website at http://www.okcgridiron.org/current.htm.