I Can & I Will

Scholarship Entrant: Anastashia from Bethel, CT
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Anastashia: 71

I want, more than anything, to be a performer on Broadway. Most people say that it’s unrealistic or a waste of time, but I don’t think they fully understand the benefits that Musical Theater can have kids of all ages. It’s an outlet; whether it’s for energy, emotions, or freedom. Musical Theater is something that’s uplifting for people whether you are watching it or are performing in a show.
By being a performer on Broadway, and a successful one at that, you can motivate kids of all social statuses, race, and age to make them believe that they can do anything they want to do in the world. They are an inspiration to us; a light in the dark, if you will. These performers make video blogs on Broadway.com and share their experience with their fans. This allows their fans to enjoy the experience along with the performer and give the child hope that they can do anything. As the lovely Lesli Margherita said, on her ‘Looks not Books’ vlog, “Never think that you’ll never get somewhere. Never think that you won’t achieve what you need to achieve. Never think that way! You can do what you want to do, end of story!”
That’s what I want to do, I want to be a performer and in turn inspire kids as I was inspired so long ago. I want it to become a cycle that never ends, and in turn, keep the magic of live theater alive and well for generations.

Vote for Anastashia: 71

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