Their meeting was unexpected to say the least. Avery Farr and Renee Walters met at a Broadway audition. Avery had been auditioning and Renee had entered as the audition was progressing.
Renee had just been out shopping when she walked by an old theatre in Manhattan and heard someone singing from inside. She had spent all day walking around stores and crossing streets, she needed a break and a theater chair. Plus it would be nice to listen to someone sing. Renee pushed through the double doors and found a seat at the back of the theater.
The singing, a male voice, had stopped and all she heard was the sound of people murmuring and footsteps across the wooden planked stage. Renee focused her attention on the spotlight shining a yellow circle on the red curtains, waiting for the next person to appear.
Avery was nervous as she stood backstage, listening to the male singer on stage. She was next. Only a few more minutes and it was her turn to shine. She let out a long breath as the man came backstage after his audition was over. She pulled back the curtain a bit and peered out at the theater.
“NEXT!” A voice shouted from in front of the stage. Avery swallowed and pulled back the curtain as she stepped out onto the wooden planked stage. She gave her name and stated the name of her song and then began singing.
Renee watched as a dark-haired girl appeared onstage from behind the red velvet curtain. Her name was Avery Farr and she looked more nervous than anyone Renee had ever seen. Once Avery began to sing, Renee became lost in the sound of her voice. She was overwhelmed and shocked at how good this girl was. After Avery’s performance, Renee decided she was going to congratulate Avery. She left through the double doors and waited outside for Avery to appear.
Avery felt bubbly and excited. She had never sung that well before! Now happier than she had been in a long time, she gathered her things and left the theater.
Outside the theater there was a girl with many shopping bags leaning against a bus stop sign. Avery flashed a smile and the girl returned it and started walking over to her.
“Hey. You were amazing!” the girl shouted ecstatically.
“Thank you,” Avery chuckled.
“I’m Renee Walters by the way,” the girl introduced herself.
“I’m Avery Farr,” Avery said. She liked this quirky girl with too many shopping bags.
The two girls walked a few blocks, trading stories and talking about their interests. Renee invited Avery over to her house for dinner, which Avery gratefully accepted. The girls hailed a cab and rode chattering the whole way to Renee’s house. Once there, Avery was introduced to Renee’s family and they talked her into singing for them since Renee kept telling them how good of a singer she was.
After Avery left, Renee helped her mom with the dishes and headed up to bed. She brushed her teeth and changed into her pajamas. She crawled into bed and lay there smiling because of the new friend she had made.
Avery laughed the whole way back to her hotel. She had had the best day of her life. She had nailed her audition and had made a wonderful new friend in the process. Once she arrived at the hotel, she headed up to her room. She lay down in bed and thought about the day and Renee Walters, her new friend, and what tomorrow and days after would bring them.