This year Emily was cast in Oliver as one of Faggin's gang at Music Circus. I'm amazed that she was able to work so hard (40+ hours/week). She has so much fun being in the show and making friends with her cast mates. What's even more impressive to me is that she would still go to swim practice in the morning and put on a matinee and an evening show all in the same day. Ah, to be young and energetic again.
Mac, Marv, Peter and I went to see the show. Nana took Luke and Ben to see the Winnie the Pooh movie and met us at intermission. Luke watched the rest of the play from the t.v. in the Subscriber's Lounge. I had major Ben withdrawals, but he seemed fine without me.
Emily was thrilled to have so many supporters ("There are 17 people coming to see me" she said), and Mac and I really enjoyed the play. We've been singing the music ever since. Emily did such a great job, especially considering she was playing a pick-pocket street urchin and in real life she's more of a... what's a nice word for "goody-goody"? You know what I mean. She's a good kid.
That night I said to Mac "please, can you get one good photo?"
He said "It's hard to get a good shot, she won't sit still". So I said "OK, I'll try".
He was right. She won't sit still.
Great job, Em!
1 year ago