Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Yesterday, I wrote about the special surprise that my sister and I are getting for our birthdays, a trip to see Aladdin on Broadway. We do live in New York State, so trips to Broadway aren’t extremely rare for us, but we have been wanting to see Aladdin since before it opened.
I absolutely LOVE Broadway. Going to a Broadway show is one of my favorite things to do in the whole world. Musicals are the best, and I love anything where singing and dancing are combined with a great story.
Whenever we go to see a show, I always make my mom (and whoever else goes with us) wait around by the stage door so I can get autographs and pictures with the cast. In January 2013, my mom, sister, and I went to see Cinderella, and I was lucky enough to get a picture and autograph from my favorite Broadway actress, Laura Osnes. It was so exciting, I could barely find the words to speak to her, but luckily I pulled myself together enough to tell her how much I admired her and how long I had been following her career for (since she was on the television show “You’re the One That I Want” where she won the opportunity to play the role of Sandy in a revival of Grease).
Now, I’m really pumped to go to Aladdin, because I’m hoping to meet some incredible people there. We actually met James Monroe Iglehart, who plays the Genie, when he was in the show Memphis, and my mom adores him. Hopefully we’ll get to see him again, and it would be great to meet Jonathan Freeman, who plays the part of Jafar on Broadway and was the voice in the movie. Can you tell I’m excited?! I really am… I could go on and on for days!
Have you ever been to a Broadway show? Tell me about it in the comments!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.