Well, as I already mentioned here, after hours of auditions and a call back a few days later, Lauren was offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play the leading role of Annie. The practices have been long and hard, 3-hours a day M-F since last January, but her attitude has been remarkable. She has never made one complaint about the demanding schedule.
The "Annie" production was last week and it was incredible. I could not be prouder of my little girl who was given the chance to bloom in a way that blew my mind. She was amazing and I am still in awe of her confidence and ability.
Sorry to appear boastful, but it was an extremely proud moment for me. Here are a few highlights of the show.
|Lauren with the director Rene Dill. Rene played "Annie" at this same high school when she was 11 years old. Lauren got to wear the same red dress she wore when Rene played the part.|
It was an amazing experience for all of us. She was great and won the hearts of her audiences...standing ovations, autographs and countless photos and not to mention the front page of a local paper.
Congratulations to my darling Lauren!! Now...if we can somehow get these songs out of our heads!!!