Sunday, January 31, 2010
is the only song that Bella dislikes from the Annie Soundtrack. The only one. I mean literally the music can be heard at the breakfast table, in the car and sometimes even in the bathtub. All. Day. Long. Here's a clip from yesterday morning. Yes, indeed, this is how I start my day.
I love how Mia chimed in for a big finish.
So of course, when I saw that Annie was coming to town we had to make a girls night of it. My mom, my sister, Bella and I got all dressed up and headed into the city to the "fee-a-tah." Bella was fired up with excitement.
She was a trooper throughout 95% of the show. During every song that she didn't know (which got cut from the movie) she'd roll her eyes. She even blurted "I'm d-o-n-e" at one point during a seriously boring ballad sung by Daddy Warbucks. It's no reason it got cut from the movie--even I took a nap through it.
But for every other song that she could sing along to, she did. Loudly.
Bella loved the show, as we knew she would. Although, she STILL will not stop telling everyone and me (three times a day) that Punjab (Daddy Warbuck's bodyguard in the movie) was not in the show. She can't seem to understand where he went. She keeps making up hypothetical excuses for poor little Punjab. And all I can do is laugh and play along. I think at this point in time Punjab needed to get gas for his car which is why he didn't make it to the show.
The Annie excitement has not worn off like I thought it would. Bella wants to sleep, eat and of course dance in her beloved Annie dress. She's even bestowed her old tap shoes to Mia who now says "Annie" crystal clear and points to the computer to tell us that's what she wants to hear.
In terms of musicals, I guess it could have been worse, she could have fallen madly in love with the musical adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie. Yes, you read that right, Carrie. After a loss of $8 million and only 21 performances (16 of which were previews, insert laughter) the show was enthusiastically cancelled in London, never seeing the light of day in New York.
I bet it was bloody brilliant!