My niece Kaylee has been cast as the orphan July in the musical Annie Jr. Over 100 children audition to this Wichita, Kansas show.
As my sister/Kaylee's mom says, "The funny thing is that July is .... 13 yrs-old and spunky. Kaylee - spunky -- yes but is biological 11 but looks 9. She is also the Annie #2 aka the understudy."
She'll do great.
After all, she's my niece, and I am brilliant. I taught my oldest (Matthew13.11) to teach the baby (Niley1.2) to say "I love you." Granted, it comes out more as aiiii wub woo, but still, we all know what she's saying.