This time was not her class play, but an upper-grade musical based on Charlie Brown comics. They called it "Life is Good, Charlie Brown." Bitty was in rehearsals twice a week, only an hour and a half each time, for only about 2 or 2 1/2 months - when I think of really how few hours that is especially when dealing with about 45 kids...I'm pretty amazed. Bitty got to play Lucy, which she was over the moon about. Okay, she was one of three Lucys - because of the number of kids, and no kids were turned away, she got to share her roll with two other darling girls, one of whom is actually named Lucy. They were all great, though of course I delighted most of all in watching my own gal have the time of her life up there under those bright (and hot!) stage lights. She threw herself into the roll, and everyone who saw her specifically noticed how she stayed in character even when entering and exiting the stage. You could hear her, she put plenty of expression into her lines, and knew how to get a laugh. I'm proud!!
|This is Skippidy with her little friend Annie; they sat on the floor at watched the whole show with their arms around each other.|