My daughter Anita had her first performane for Preview 2, last night at the Lyric Theatre in Brisbane,Australia and she even made her father cry. She brought heart and soul to her debut performance with a voice like an angel. It was amazing to see her working with an orchestra at the age of 11 years old, her performance is a credit to her dedication & hard work and she is just so focused,just the most brilliant actress from start to finish. It was a two and a half hour show and it seemed to be over so quickly, I didn't want it to end! To see her working along side the greatest Actors of Australian Musical Theatre and fit right in, without nerves or any hesitation, there is no doubt in my mind that she belongs on the stage, and my efforts to help her reach her full potential and follow her dreams, have strengthened. She had a huge crowd of friends and fans to meet her at the Stage Door vying for her attention and autogragh and a photo with her. She received flowers and chocolates and so many wonderful comments. I can't wait until I see her again, I only wish I could afford to go to see every single performance because she has such a magnetic quality you can't take your eyes off her.
I haven't had much time to come and visit my wonderful blogger friends lately please forgive me, with all the driving back and forth to the theatre my normal life is somewhat a distance memory.
Wishing you all a wonderful Happy Easter
Here is an online article from Liveguide about Annie the Musical.
Saturday 7 Apr 2012
Jazmine May, Anita Munro, Chloe Thiel @ Queensland Performing Arts Centre - Lyric Theatre
Jazmine May, Anita Munro, Chloe Thiel
Jessica Balmer, April Beak, Claire Bignell, Cassidy Bonnor, Tiani Cashel-Patterson, Akyra Connell, Chloe Crick, Angelica Di Clemente, Xanthe Dunning, Kennedy Foley, Tegan Fraser, Kiara Mcgowan, Sophie Moman Zoe Platt, Stephanie Rath, Grace Sinclair, Kristin Sparks, Tahlia Traecey, Lucy Turner, Ashley Walsh, Phoebe Wolfe
Sat, 7 Apr 2012 to Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Producer John Frost today announced the 24 local children who have been cast in the upcoming Brisbane production of the ever-popular Broadway musical Annie.
There will be three different casts alternating in the roles of Annie and the seven orphans during the season which opens on April 7 in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) Lyric Theatre.
The three girls cast as Annie in the Brisbane production are Jazmine May, Anita Munro, and Chloe Thiel.
Jazmine (10 years old) is from Ipswich, Anita (11 years old) from Tallebudgera and Chloe (11 years old) from Griffin.
The other orphans will be played by Jessica Balmer, April Beak, Claire Bignell, Cassidy Bonnor, Tiani Cashel-Patterson, Akyra Connell, Chloe Crick, Angelica Di Clemente, Xanthe Dunning, Kennedy Foley, Tegan Fraser, Kiara Mcgowan, Sophie Moman Zoe Platt, Stephanie Rath, Grace Sinclair, Kristin Sparks, Tahlia Traecey, Lucy Turner, Ashley Walsh and Phoebe Wolfe.
Over 450 registrations were received from Queensland girls hopeful to be cast in the role of Annie or the orphans, with 240 girls being selected to audition for the roles.
Annie will light up QPAC’s Lyric Theatre from 7 April in an exciting new production starring Anthony Warlow, Nancye Hayes, Todd McKenney, Chloe Dallimore, Julie Goodwin and Alan Jones as President Roosevelt.
Based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”, the musical Annie burst into popularity in 1977 when it opened on Broadway. After running there for nearly six years, it has played in over 22 countries worldwide including the UK, Argentina, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Spain and Australia. Annie became a smash-hit movie musical in 1982 starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney and Carol Burnett that is adored worldwide and a fixture of popular culture references.
Annie is full of toe-tapping hits such as It’s the Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile, NYC, Maybe and of course, Tomorrow.
These wonderful songs have become staples of musical theatre repertoires worldwide and now, 34 years on, it remains one of the most loved and universally appealing musicals of all time.
This article was at Liveguide.com.au