Moment of Appreciation.
Today we had our Christmas Tree Decorating at Brookwood Hall. We’ve been doing it the past few years. Each year we’ve come to learn more and more about the history of the building.
A few years ago, we came to learn that not only was it an orphanage, but every year, they decorate their giant Christmas tree to recreate the tree decorated by the Orphans who used to reside there.
Like most Theatres, we’ve been waiting patiently for the rights to Annie to become available again after its recent tour, not only because it’s a feel-good Family Classic, but because it would be a fitting show to perform a number from at Brookwood Hall given its History.
Today, our Green Cast of #AnnieTheMusical, sponsored in part by NY’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan performed “Hard Knock Life”. Now this is where the real appreciation comes in - these girls are used to performing this song on a large stage with a full dance break, and obviously not with backing vocals. Given the nature of an outdoor performance, we have to use a track with Vocals (come see the show for yourself because they sound far better than the cast recording!). Not only did they have to adapt to not having a stage, and not having a dance break, this was the very first time they were hearing this track. This was entirely on the fly.
These may be children, but their sense of professionalism is outstanding, and their ability to adapt to the elements is admirable.
Our Green Cast consists of:
Paige Mathers as Ruby
Raquel Sciacca as Tessie
Kiley Cacace as Pepper
Molly Sanges as Duffy
Riley Ferraro as Kate
Ariella Mossey as July
Anabelle Koelmel as Molly
and Jaden Chimelis in the titular role of Annie.
We’d like to thank these girls for bearing with the cold weather, performing at this historical Orphanage, and helping get Town of Islip, Islip Arts Council and Islip Chamber Of Commerce in the Holiday Spirit!
We hope you’ll come catch the Green Cast of Annie on: Saturday 12/08 at 2PM, Friday 12/21 at 7:30PM, or Sunday 12/23 at 2PM.
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