Movers and Shakers

My princess
@DianneN (82202)
United States
June 16, 2016 9:03am CST
Sometimes it is quite nice to be loved by the friends of your parents. Our little ice princess received an early birthday gift. It was a ticket to the Tony Awards for last Sunday night. The Tony Award recognizes achievement in live Broadway theater each year and is considered the highest U.S. Theater honor. It is similar to the Grammy and Oscar awards, filled with the movers and shakers of the entertainment industry. Sadly, her bedtime is at 7:30 and she couldn't attend to see her favorite play, Hamilton, take 12 Tony awards. She had to wake up at 4:00AM for ice skating practice. Fortunately, her mom and dad attended a fundraiser where the cast of Hamilton happened to be. They remembered my daughter-in-law (She saw Hamilton three times), but more exciting, they remembered my granddaughter. She met and spoke with each cast member backstage after seeing Hamilton. They want to chat more with her. Apparently, she asked many important questions about lighting, stage direction, sound design, costume designer, Hamilton, and what the dirty words in the book and play meant. Lol! She's way too young to have her question answered. But, she has an open visit anytime and a chance to play piano with the drummer and read with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. I think our little ice princess is a mover and shaker herself!
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@Corbin5 (113057)
• United States
16 Jun 16
She certainly is a mover and a shaker!
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
16 Jun 16
Glad you agree! Lol!
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@Corbin5 (113057)
• United States
17 Jun 16
@DianneN A darling one too!
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@hereandthere (32489)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
yes, i remember that post about her going backstage. she really made an impression on them with those "grown-up" questions. was she able to watch the telecast instead? why does she have to wake up that early for ice skating practice?
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
16 Jun 16
Thanks for remembering! No, after her birthday weekend, she was exhausted. If she was awake, she would have gone to the show. I'm not sure if her parents recorded it, but I know they watched it. She has two early skates per week before school. After school, she has more practices, coaching, lessons, and off ice practice. She also has tap dancing and piano lessons, plus religious school and play dates with her friends. Did I mention homework and bedtime reading? Lol!
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• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@DianneN as long as she really wants and likes to do them and not being forced or expected to. but my goodness! all that at her age? i'm exhausted just reading about it!
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
16 Jun 16
@hereandthere Lol! She is the one who wants to do it. My son put his foot down when she wanted to take horseback riding lessons. There isn't enough time in the day!!!!
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@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jun 16
I think so too. She's not shy that's for sure. She's going places with her life.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
16 Jun 16
She used to be so shy. We think ice skating helped.
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@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jun 16
@DianneN I'm sure it did. It's something she can do well and it gave her the confidence to go after what she wants from this life of hers. I think your grandson is another mover and shaker.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
17 Jun 16
@just4him Thank you! Our grandson completed kindergarten today and won a journalism award. He is more suited for an opinion column. Lol!
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@zarlamain (24889)
• United States
20 Jun 16
That is very impressive. Seems like she's quite the socializer!
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
23 Jun 16
Thank you! You don't know half of it. She is amazing in so many ways.
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@zarlamain (24889)
• United States
23 Jun 16
@DianneN Your welcome! Such a sweet girl!
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@Lucky15 (33719)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
The lovely girl.will surelygo a long way :)
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
16 Jun 16
I hope so!
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@Lucky15 (33719)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@DianneN she will :)
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@1hopefulman (31632)
• Canada
18 Jun 16
Yes, she definitely seems to be a mover and shaker on the ice and off.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
18 Jun 16
Thank you. She kills us!
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@Tampa_girl7 (25837)
• United States
17 Jun 16
What a shame she couldn't see it all.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
17 Jun 16
She would have loved it, but she is only eight. Way too late for her. She was asked to perform with Theater on Ice, but the performances were at 7:30 in the evening. That was kabashed by my daughter in law right off the bat.
@TheHorse (70944)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Jun 16
She could be! She looks like she's enjoying life right now.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
17 Jun 16
She is a pip!
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
17 Jun 16
Wow, she really asks tough questions. I think they must have wondered at her memory. Hopefully she can grow up to do whatever she likes.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
17 Jun 16
Thank you. We're hoping she'll grow up and do whatever she likes, too.
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@sofssu (14448)
17 Jun 16
Sounds like she is indeed a mover and shaker. I am sure she will enjoy her visit.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
17 Jun 16
Thanks.
16 Jun 16
I've heard good things about Hamilton and hope to see it eventually!
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
17 Jun 16
I'm sure I can't get tickets until 2018. Ugh!
@gr8nana6 (2191)
• United States
16 Jun 16
That is wonderful that she is so inquisitive.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
16 Jun 16
It's a good way to be. Thank you!
@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
16 Jun 16
She certainly is a mover and shaker, and lovely with it. She's certainly dedicated to her ice-skating, getting up at that hour.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
16 Jun 16
She loves to skate, any time, day, or place. Her poor parents are exhausted!
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@Juliaacv (32370)
• Canada
16 Jun 16
That's wonderful, she is making her mark in the world at a young age that is for sure!
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
16 Jun 16
She is so quick and bright. We adore her. Thank you!
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@amadeo (70421)
• United States
16 Jun 16
and how about you Ms.@DianneN are you a shaker or a mover.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
16 Jun 16
Not at all, unless you call myLot being a shaker and mover!
@LoriAMoore (4684)
• United States
16 Jun 16
Pretty impressive for a little one.
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
16 Jun 16
She amazes us. That is all I have to say.
@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jun 16
It would seem so wouldn't it? I bet she had a marvellous time.
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@jobelbojel (7557)
• Philippines
18 Jun 16
Looks like your Ice Princess is very happy.
@ridingbet (57740)
• Philippines
18 Jun 16
the kid is definitely going somewhere.