A first visit to the Arden

January 11, 2010

By Amy Murphy, Managing Director

This is Sabrina, at her first visit to the Arden. She loves Peter Pan. (Can’t you tell from her attire!?!) She is very special to me.

I am still very close with three of my high school girlfriends, Alicia, Katie and Laura. All three of them remember me doing the high school plays and musicals and have been coming to the Arden since its early beginnings. Alicia has been coming to Arden Children’s Theatre for ten years. Since she had no children of her own, Alicia created a family tradition by bringing her 9 nieces and nephews every year during the holiday season.

Three years ago Alicia and her husband Angelo began adoption proceedings. They traveled to Guatemala to meet Sabrina when she was barely a year old, returning several times to develop a deep relationship with the little girl. They were besotted with her. In the middle of the process, adoptions in Guatemala were halted. After several months worrying that they might never see this dear little girl again, Sabrina came home to Pennsylvania in April of 2008.

Watching The BFG with my son three years ago, and seeing him discover theatre and its magic was one of the most amazing moments of my life. (I have to admit, I watched him not the show!) And now, Alicia shares Arden Children’s Theatre with her daughter.

Nothing could make me happier.

One Response

  1. Alexis Simpson says:

    Adorable. If I remember correctly, I think you might have gotten the news that Sabrina was coming during my first Apprentice meeting. It's always nice to see things come full circle; even nicer when they are cute and dressed in costume.

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