Leapin’ Lizards!

The van'll get parked, tomorrow...

Originally uploaded by PAgent

I fell madly in love with Andrea McArdle in junior high. I had the soundtrack album from “Annie”, and I played that sucker to death. Then I bought the sheet music, and played it until it fell apart. I pored over each picture of her that I owned, with straight hair from Act I, to the shocking curly wig from Act II.

Of course, I moved on to other crushes: Judy Garland, Kate Bush, Joanna Gleason… but Ms. McArdle was the first in a long line of women with whom I fell head-over-heels in love, after merely hearing their voices.

Which is why my heart stil gives a little flutter when I see the “Annie” logo, as I did on the back of this van. But this is not merely the vehicle of a crazed Martin Charnin fan. No, it turns out there is a touring production of “Annie” playing at Keller Auditorium, starting tonight and running through Sunday.

I kinda wish I could ditch all my responsibilities and go see it. But as cute as Marissa O’Donnell may be, she’ll never replace Andrea in my heart.

1 Comment so far

  1. Daniel (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2007 @ 1:08 pm

    Speaking of Judy Garland, there is an exciting and popular new group on Yahoo called THE JUDY GARLAND EXPERIENCE. They have ever changing and always ultra rare audio files, great photo’s, lively discussions, and the most eclectic bunch of Judy fans you will ever come across. The only thing missing is you.
    You should check it out.

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