OKC Gridiron show pokes fun at national, state leaders

The OKC Gridiron Show has been performed every year since 1928, except for a few years during World War II. Proceeds from the show provide money for a series of scholarships awarded each year to journalism students who attend Oklahoma colleges or universities.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Published: February 24, 2013
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If you've ever wondered what Gov. Mary Fallin might look like doing the popular dance “Gangnam Style,” here's your chance.

Kind of.

Local actors and actresses from the Oklahoma City metro will perform in this year's OKC Gridiron Show, portraying many of Oklahoma's state leaders.

The play, opening Wednesday, is full of political satire in the form of song, poking fun at Oklahoma's local, state and national lawmakers and newsmakers.

The OKC Gridiron Show has been performed every year since 1928, except for a few years during World War II. Proceeds from the show provide money for a series of scholarships awarded each year to journalism students who attend Oklahoma colleges or universities.

Since its founding in 1928, the Oklahoma City Gridiron Club & Foundation has provided nearly $500,000 in scholarships to future journalists in Oklahoma.

The show is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theatre at the Plaza at 1727 NW 16 St. Tickets are $35.50.

The theme of this year's show is a parody of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the 1986 comedy featuring Matthew Broderick as Ferris. The show is set in a classroom with Mr. Bueller as teacher.

In the first act of the play, national lawmakers, including President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney visit the class.

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by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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