Sunday, July 25, 2010

annie

"The sun'll come out
Tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There'll be sun!


Just thinkin' about
Tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
'Til there's none!


When I'm stuck a day
That's gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And Grin,
And Say,
Oh!


The sun'll come out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
'Til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!
You're always
A day
Away! "

will came flying down the stairs last sunday afternoon proclaiming he had a surprise.  i was excited and could tell by the eagerness in his voice that this was going to be a good one.  he quickly blurted out (since we are no good at secrets) that we were going to see Annie!  if you know me you'd know that he has always called me his "Annie", and that this has got to be one of my all time favorite stories.  the thought of it was just perfect - the timing with all we're going through - the symbolism - the first real date we've had since his surgery in april - the official commencement of our adoption journey.

last night was the opening night for the production at the NC Theatre.  after we read more about this production, we learned that the star of the original Annie, Andrea McArdle, was playing Miss Hannigan.  since the original production premiered on Broadway in 1977 (the year i was born), and my sisters and i used to spend hours upon end reinacting the theatrical production as our play time, everything seemed destined to be.  at the end of the performance Andrea came out to sing "Tomorrow" and then the "new Annie", English Bernhardt, chimed in on the second chorus.  i had to fight back the tears to make it out of the auditorium.  Casey Hushion, Artistic Director for the NC Theatre, is quoted as saying: "Annie insists that we see the light, even in the darkest hour."  I think this is the quote that will have to carry us through this journey.


as we were walking back to our car, will decided that we should probably get season tickets to the theatre.  we loved every second of the performance and were so impressed with the quality of the orchestra and all of the actors.  however, i reminded him that i would be afraid to commit to season tickets, when hopefully we'd find ourselves being able to go out on less dates in 2011, since we'd hopefully have a little one to take care of. 
 

2 comments:

Cathy said...

Steve and I had season tickets to the DPAC and were soooo happy that we did it!! Our last show was in June and we weren't able to go because we were in Michigan with Gus. However, it was worth it to see the shows that we did see!! Adoption is so funny because you don't want to put your life on hold, but you don't want to commit to things and have a baby come along either!! I say skip the season tickets and just buy the ones that you like and that you can commit to while you're waiting!!
:)
Cathy

adrianne + will said...

Cathy,

You are so right, and I am sure we will go see some more shows - the performance was amazing! It definitely is hard to think of how we will soon be turning things down and planning around some illusive date and lifestyle that we are just not sure when it will arrive!