She was great!
Moments she and I don't want to forget from the run:
- Her great-grandmother's 102-year old sister, who had seen the original D.C. production of Annie way back, making it up here from D.C. to watch the second show.
- A three-year old girl wanting to meet her and get an autograph after one of the shows.
- One of the girls who had openly expressed resentment toward her approaching her after the show to say, "You deserved the part" before walking away as abruptly as she had come. A striking lesson in the way you can sometimes earn the respect even of people who don't really like you, through hard work, good character, and humility.
- Standing ovations the second two nights.
- Playing "Psychiatrist" at the cast party.
- Her school friends hugging her and presenting her with a bouquet of red roses.
- The family and friends who traveled from miles and miles away just to see her and support our family.
- The entire cast and crew showing up to school after the run wearing their "Annie" T-shirts in solidarity.