I was so excited a few months ago when I was contacted by a local mom needing a set of head shots. Her daughter, Madison, was soon to grace the stage in her debut performance at Barter Theatre. Madison was one of a chosen few who made it through several rounds of auditions to land the role of Phoebe in this summer’s production of Annie!!! If you’re not familiar with Barter Theatre, just know that this is a very big deal! Barter has a wonderfully colorful history and is one of our area’s most prestigious stages. Well known actors that had their start at Barter include: Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal, Ernest Borgnine, Hume Cronyn, Ned Beatty, Gary Collins, David Birney, and Larry Linville.
Even considering the impressiveness of this historic theatre, I can tell you without hesitation that I’m not one bit surprised that Madison is now part of it’s remarkable history. She’s a beautiful, talented, charming, and witty young lady and I loved every second that we spent together. If you’re near the Abingdon, Virginia area this summer, definitely try to make it to the Theatre to see Madison and the rest of the Annie cast for their awesome performance! I’m positive you won’t be disappointed!
Thanks, Madison, for being so awesome and I can’t wait to see you up on stage!