Thursday, May 17, 2018

Little Girl

Rob and Aaron wanted to do "Annie" this spring so off to practices they went for several months. We debated about putting Mary in the show. She loves music. She loves dancing. It is her love language. We knew she would love to do it but how? How can you put a child who has out of control seizures on a stage??

We decided to compromise. No. She could not be an orphan. But she could maybe have a small small part on stage with the adults. We chose a tiny scene where some of the adults and boys come in and sing a small part of the NYC song. She could sing with them and someone could hold her and she would be safe. Eventually another small scene was added. At one of the practices, during the Hooverville song when the adults were doing their dance, she got up and walked over and sat down in the middle of the scene. She was so cute they decided to let her do that in the show. Sit quietly by the dog and keep it company. It sounded like a great idea. She went to the practices and sat and watched the adults singing and dancing and played her cute part well.

The first night of full rehearsals when the song started, it was her signal to go be cute next to the dog. Not Mary. Not this time. Instead of sitting cute next to the dog, Little Girl got right in the middle of the adults and proceeded to sing and dance alongside them. She turned when they turned. She did all the hand motions. She did all the moves. She sang at the top of her lungs her version of the song.  I laughed and laughed and laughed. She had been watching and knew every single part of that song. Yes. She had a seizure. It didn't phase her. She was in her glory. Everyone watching was cheering and laughing. Little Girl won the right to be on stage in "Annie."

She gets to sing. She gets to dance.

Her part in the show... she's listed as "Little Girl."

Yep. That's her name in the show. Little Girl. I laughed out loud when I saw it written in the program.

"Little Girl" does have adults who are spotting her. She isn't on stage without support. But she's singing. She's dancing. She's having a total blast. And what's really fun... she gets to be on stage with her Papa (reading the newspaper) and Aaron (brown coat front left). You can't see Little Girl in this picture as she is behind the crowd.
You Go Little Girl!!
You Go!!

If you are in the Charlottesville area this weekend... come see Little Girl and the rest of the cast in "Annie"


  1. I was so thrilled to see her on stage!!! She is a very special part of the show!

  2. I love it!!! Wish I lived closer so I could watch!

  3. she looks absolutly adorable !

  4. WOW! I won't be able to come. Could you pleeeeze get a little video of her and put it on the blog, or youtube?

  5. Yay,that is so great!


  6. This put a big sappy smile on my face and I would totally buy a DVD of that.

  7. This is sooo precious and wonderful! God's grace is incredible! Happy for that beaming Little Girl and her proud family. Karen Manni

  8. Fantastic!!! Joyful news!

  9. Little girl is so cute and just perfect!

  10. We are not real close but would love to come - where do I find tickets online?


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