The granddaughter of a famous singer from the 50's was involved in all of the high school musicals I participated in. She had the same last name so people immediately made a big deal about that. She was also INCREDIBLY talented, and when she took the stage she SHINED! She played as many leads as they could offer, and the rest of us had the attitude previously mentioned, "why bother to try out?" We loved her for how great she was, but we really resented her at the same time. She stood out so far from the rest of us that we felt the shows were all about her. After the shows she got all of the praise and we felt as if we hadn't even been on the stage with her. She was a great person, but she didn't have many friends because too many people were jealous and resentful of all the attention she got. It wasn't fair, but that's how we were as teens. I hope if your daughter finally gets a lead role the rest of the cast can handle it gracefully.
Posted on Sep 5, 2008, 5:10 AM from IP address 22.214.171.124