Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I feel the need to respond to the "review" published in the Monday, March 1, edition of the Daily Sun News on the Sunnyside High School drama club's production of "Annie Get Your Gun."
Ms. Fierro's pleasure in Lainey Rodriguez and Jazmine Salmeron's portrayal of Annie was worthy but Annie wasn't the only character the story was about. As you see by my name, it was my nephew and his very fine performance Ms. Fierro "dissed." His singing, not to mention the whole cast, was superb and on key.
What Ms. Fierro failed to mention as well, was that the cast was made up of experienced and some first-time actors, and expecting them to act, sing and dance to the reviewer's delight may have been asking a bit too much.
Kudos to Mr. Murphy, the stage crew and the performers.
/s/ Ken Ruppert, Sunnyside