just to set the record straight about San Francisco:
"The orphans are as adorable as ever in this production, with tiny, self-assured Lindsay Ryan a knockout of precocious musical comedy song, dance and mimetic skills."
-The San Francisco Chronicle, Sept 5, 2005
"The orphans Lindsay Ryan (the most adorable of all as Molly), Brittany Portman, Molly Ryan, Taylor Bright, Casey Whyland and Stevani Alise Weaver pull their comic and musical weight and do wonders with Liza Gennaro's choreography (based on her father, Peter Gennaro's, original musical staging)."
- The Oakland Tribune, September 3, 2005
.....sorry, I couldn't help myself! These kids (with the help of their parents helping to haul them all across this country) earned each and every one of these positive reviews! But, again, I do COMPLETELY agree with everything else you said!!