Back in 1966, I played Gretl in our community theater’s version of The Sound of Music. Those were my wonder years as I was not shy and still lived in a world of childlike wonder. Therefore, I looked at the play as a great adventure, and no audience made me nervous.
I was the very youngest in the cast at just 8 years old. And when I look back at that time, I recall working with some of the nicest people I have ever known. I am the very smallest one on the end.
Both the woman who played Maria and the man who played Captain Von Trapp became life-long friends. They always treated me like I was their child.
I am just to the right of “Maria”.
I am not sure if you can read this or not. It is the review for the play. I get a very kind mention. But as I said, this really was a special time for me.
What a truly magnificent experience!