March 16 12

Meet two of my favorite Cheerios—Quinn Fabray and Santana Lopez.

Or, if you will, my 11-year-old daughter Emily and her friend Molly.

I’m an incredibly proud mama bear this morning.

Mostly because this was the first play (in a long line of plays like The Wizard of Oz and Grease and Hairspray and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory..) where there was absolutely zero nervousness.

She knew all of her lines by, like, the second week of rehearsals and just went out there each night and just had the time of her life.

She was smile-y, spunky, sassy.

She was great.

Next up?

Mary Poppins.

You should probably book your tickets now…

  1. She seems so in her element on the stage! She is destined for something great.


    Comment by Daisy on March 16, 2012
  2. She belongs on a stage. Hooray for Emily!


    Comment by Jen on March 16, 2012
  3. She is an incredible performer!


    Comment by Suze on March 16, 2012
  4. Fabulous! :)


    Comment by Sandy on March 16, 2012
  5. What a set of pipes she has! She sang the tricky “Don’t Rain on my Parade” with sass and gusto… Bravo Emily! :)


    Comment by Brooke on March 16, 2012
  6. I’m a proud pseudo-Auntie! I’m tearing up at my desk! She is so amazing. I’m not surprised in the least because I’ve met her. SHE IS AMAZING!

    I want to come to Mary Poppins! Let me know when it is, for reals. As long as a grandparent doesn’t trump me again. :)


    ali replied on

    You can trump a grandparent! hee!

    ACtually…or you can come EVEN IF a grandparent is coming!! You are family!


    Comment by Kristabella on March 16, 2012
  7. So, SO awesome! Great job, Emily!

    I wish I could make it for Mary Poppins. But maybe I’ll just sit tight until she makes it out here to LA to be a big star…


    Comment by Meghan on March 16, 2012
  8. Brava! Brava!


    Comment by Tamara on March 16, 2012
  9. She’s wonderful Ali! Everytime you post about her performances it seems she’s even better than the last (if that is possible). And isn’t it fun that she loves it too! Destined for great moments on the stage I think!


    Comment by Sarah on March 16, 2012
  10. They are really beautiful in their post, I remember when I was in their age I love also participating in different cheer contest…


    Comment by on March 16, 2012
  11. Can’t stop tearing up! She is so ridiculously incredible. I am a crazy proud auntie!


    Comment by Charna on March 16, 2012
  12. She is amazing!


    Comment by Lori L. on March 17, 2012
  13. That’s so fantastic – she sounded amazing!

    I’m a little disappointed in the set decoration, though.


    Comment by Avitable on March 19, 2012

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