This summer we’ve been proud to introduce Willow in the role of Sandy. Certainly one of the crowd-favorite supporting characters in this summer’s production of ANNIE, Willow has done an outstanding job!

Willow is an American Kennel Club Champion and also has her Companion Dog title. She a five year old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Her grandmother, Ginger, played the role of Sandy in our 2011 production of ANNIE and also appeared in LEGALLY BLONDE. Willow, besides preparing for her role in ANNIE, was recently photographed for some potential advertising work with Target and Kohl’s.

Patty, Willow’s handler, whose mother was a long-time associate in our gift shops when she was growing up, has had several successful runs at The Fireside. She also brought us Misty who played Sandy in the 2004 production of ANNIE and Justine, the adorable chihuahua who appeared in both LEGALLY BLONDE and MARY POPPINS.

Willow is extremely well behaved and both backstage and on. We hope she’s enjoyed her time with us this summer! If you haven’t caught her performance yet, ANNIE runs through September 1st.