No pun intended… but Maybe Tomorrow I’ll get something done! Today I’m reflecting on my past….. Enjoying the nostalgia and thinking about touring the country with the National Broadway Tour of Annie when I was 13 and 14!
At the time, I didn’t really realize the magnitude… the iconic show that truly was a phenomenon. I was simply doing something fun! I begged my mom to let me try out and because I was an only child, she helped me fulfill my dream! I was truly blessed!
Today, at the age of 50, I look back to what seems like a lifetime ago. I feel blessed to have been a part of this musical! We recently had a 40th Anniversary reunion of all the Annie’s thanks to Inside Edition and we all had a special bond whether we worked on stage together or not! For me, it was a family of sorts. I never had sisters or brothers so touring with 6-7 girls gave me that sisterhood…. some of the adults in the show were like aunts or uncles to us! It was magical! We marvel at the thought that this was “back in the day” when there were no child labor laws and we performed 8 shows a week… we didn’t have child wranglers to keep us contained back stage and we didn’t have body microphones so we had to sing LOUD! :). It was a different time. We marveled at how this show became so iconic… possibly because it was one of the first Broadway Musicals that was family friendly…. and it had a positive message with kids and a dog! Who knows why it became such a success and will continue to be performed for years and years.
I’m just thrilled to have been a part of it and I will look forward to our 50th reunion and all the little ones in between!