Wednesday, February 1, 2012

From My Childhood - Annie

I'm in the front
playing the part of Molly
When I was younger I loved the movie Annie so very much. My sister and I, along with the neighbor girls, would act out the scenes from the movie.

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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  1. I want to see that video! Such a cute picture!

    1. We will have to have another sleepover and I can bring it for us to watch :D