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Broadway Babies

“Mommy, I need you to help me make a drawer for Cora to appear in at the top of a song,” Maddie said the other day, and then turned away, expecting me to follow.

Which I did, unquestioningly.

And what’s worse, I knew exactly why she was asking for it.

Taking the girls to New York was something we did for several reasons, and one of the things we wanted them to experience was the world-class theatre. We’d originally bought tickets to NEWSIES only, and then broke down halfway through the week and bought tickets to ANNIE as well.

Let me tell you, watching the girls’ faces as NEWSIES started was one of the best events of my life. The stage lights reflecting off their shining faces, both girls watched awestruck the entire show. Cora never sat back in her seat, not once. And when they got to go backstage afterwards and walk on the set? They were in seventh heaven.

Well, enjoying NEWSIES led to seeing ANNIE, which led to copious questions about what it takes to be a child actor on Broadway. Maddie and Cora – mostly Maddie – wouldn’t shut up for several days about auditioning for a Broadway show, preferably ANNIE. Then they listened to MATILDA, and found out they’ve got options.

Since we’ve been home, they’ve staged three numbers from ANNIE, using costumes, props, and scenery, as well as the natural scenery of our house, most notably the stairs. They’ve performed their “set” for a few different people and never tire of doing it. Again. And again.

I think they’re both bitten, bad. Madde’s asked me how hard it would be, really, to get out of school for a year to tour with a show.

Perhaps New York was a bit of a mistake?


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