THE SHOW must go on, but Mattie Sullivan was worried she was losing her voice.

It was the day before the big premiere. Sullivan had to take the stage: Besides playing the ingenue’s role in a vaudeville-inspired skit, she was scheduled to do a “tap and rap” routine that would showcase her dancing and singing skills.

She sighed. “Break a leg, I guess,” she said.

Or, given this crowd, it may be break a hip. Sullivan is 92. The average age of her co-stars is about 89. continue reading>>

Source: Natalie Pompilio (Philadelphia Daily News, August 17, 2010)


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