Is it almost May?
My all time favorite musical is “Annie”. As a child, I saw it in the theater several times. At 7 years old, we had a friend that was the understudy for Annie at the Fisher Theater. Before and after the show, I’d go to the dressing room and meet the cast—a dream come true for a 7-year old girl. As an adult (even prior to kids), I went with a couple of friends to see the show again and loved it just as much. The week my daughter was born, my mother-in-law purchased the VHS tape of the 1999 movie. I nursed my new baby and watched the movie. My kids are still watching it every now and then. And my two year old knows every word to the song “Tomorrow”. So when I found out Annie was making its way to the Fisher Theater once again and an old high school friend of mine gave me the opportunity to make it a fundraiser, I hopped at the chance. So now, I’m selling tickets to my favorite show, raising money for both FORCE and Ta Ta Breast Cancer and going with my 3 children, my parents and my in-laws on Mother’s Day. I’ve been giddy with excitement since I sent out my first emails yesterday and started to see immediate results. Can’t wait to see that cute little red head singing my favorite songs.
Posted on February 5, 2009, in breast cancer 3-day, FORCE, Ta Ta Breast Cancer, Uncategorized and tagged Annie, breast cancer, FORCE, Fundraiser. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
Ellyn, if I have ever known anyone to turn the phrase ” the sun will come out tomorrow” into a lifelong mantra, it is YOU! I hope you enjoy your Mother’s Day, and know that I will be with you in spirit and celebration! It’s been 30 years since I’ve donned the dress and wigs, but remember the Fisher as clearly as I do your living room – dancing and singing with you and Joey.
I’m sure your children will love the show- and be sure to belt out “Tomorrow” with the audience at curtain call.
Love to you and your family,
“Annie”- Fisher Theater, 1979