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Glema Center Stages Musical Following Couple Through 50 Years of Marriage

The intimate musical "I Do! I Do!" had 560 performances on Broadway upon debuting in 1966, starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston. Later, a film adaptation would feature Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke as the couple in the two-character story that spans fifty years of love, quarrels and marriage. Some of the hits include "The Honeymoon is Over" and "My Cup Runneth Over," which became a major hit on the radio. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Janet Woodall Corum to talk about the upcoming dessert theatre production at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College this weekend.

Janet Woodall Corum plays Agnes Snow in the production of "I Do, I Do." Her husband Michael is played by Thad Mayhugh, a drama teacher in Muhlenberg County. Lynn Curtis directs the music. A long-time fan of the production, Corum says she's performed in it before in Madisonville - before the Glema Mahr Center was built. She's drawn to the music, the funny and poignant story and the gamut of emotions throughout the show.

The scene is a married couple from the day they marry until 50 years later, when they leave their home for a small apartment. The entire production takes place in their bedroom and covers the trials, tribulations and joys of marriage over a lifetime.

"I Do, I Do" is this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00. It's a dessert theatre style show.

Ticket information at Glema Mahr Center's website

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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