As an experienced actor, Brigid looked to bring dimension to a character that can sometimes be viewed as one dimensional. More than just being cute and spunky, she wanted to bring depth to her Annie. Of course the challenging singing vocals had to be spot on, and with preparing for many "Annie" auditions and callbacks both on and off Broadway she was more than up to the task.
It was the character's levels of emotion that she wanted to portray most.
The end product was something Brigid was very proud of. Working with her director she was able to bring an Annie to the stage that was much more than a comic strip character. She was real. Tough and caring, innocent yet street wise, optimistic while being realistic. A range of feelings that makes her interesting to an audience that ranges from people who know the story very well to those just being introduced to this stage classic.
A once-in-a-lifetime role Brigid will never forget
After playing the role of "Molly" when she was 7 years old, Brigid always looked forward to the day when she would have the opportunity to play "Annie". The fact that she was able to do it when her singing and acting skills had been developed as a professional made it special. To also do it with an amazingly supportive cast, crew and in front of a local audience made this an experience that she will always look back on with fond memories.
"Annie" Meets With Local Aspiring Broadway Kids!
Brigid was honored to be able to stop by the Pinelands SBYS Broadway Adventure Camp and talk to the campers. She was able to share a lot of stories and experiences with them; from what it's like on Broadway, to the thrill of being on a Disney Channel show every day. The kids had great questions and Brigid just loved being around other children who have the same dreams and aspirations as her.
Brigid had a great time playing theatre games and talking with everyone. It was nice to see so many children thriving in this great community program. With programs like these, it is a sure thing that the love for the arts will continue to grow strong in new generations.