|I'm in the front|
playing the part of Molly
After finding out that our local community theater was going to put on a stage production of Annie, all of us begged to try out. I remember there were dozens of little girls hoping to get cast in the play, but even the tryouts were fun for me.
I got cast in the part of Molly, the smallest orphan. I was the youngest member of the cast but I remember having a blast. I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket at the time, so all my singing solos were given to other orphans. But I really shined during the scenes I was part of.
My parents took turns accompanying me to the rehearsals since I was so young. I have a whole photo album of pictures my parents took of the rehearsals and performances. I even have a VHS tape of one of the performances. It resided in my parents' safe for years because it is very precious, but I have since transferred it to DVD.
My mom also put together a scrapbook of all the press clipping from the newspaper. Apparently, I was so cute and funny that I stole the show - or at least that's what one newspaper reporter thought. I also still have several copies of the program as well as a cast shirt that my dad had gotten for himself.
Being in Annie left me with a lifelong love of the theater. I was very involved in the theater program when I was in high school. I would love to be in another production but it will have to wait until Emily is a little older.
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