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Local 11-year-old lands a major Broadway lead — and her costar is a Glee star

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Sadie Sink in TUTS' production of Annie. Theatre Under The Stars/YouTube

Sadie Sink is as cute as button — endearingly charming with a sincerely warm smile. An adorbs 11-year-old with curly ginger locks who probably can't resist a game of hopscotch.

Yet this unassuming tween has a weapon: Her voice.

Sink has Annie written all over her face, more than her freckles. Her grandfather was adopted by a couple who were specifically looking for a red-headed child.

 Talent apparently runs in the family. One of her older brothers, Mitchell, was cast in Elf on Broadway. 

With her natural, innocent vocal timber that projects with ease, the Brenham-born Sink won the hearts of Houston audiences in Theatre Under the Stars production of Annie last year (watch CultureMap's exclusive video interview here). After playing orphans and being an understudy in the Annie revival currently running at the Palace Theatre on Broadway, Sink will share the leading role beginning on July 30 and perform alongside Glee's Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan.

"It is a big step from an orphan to the title role," Sink told the Associated Press.

It sure is a large leap when one considers that the careers of celebs Sarah Jessica Parker, Molly Ringwald and Sutton Foster launched with the iconic role. With Sink well on her way to stardom, locals can take pride that a Houston arts institution contributed to the growth of this emerging artist.

Talent apparently runs in the family. One of her older brothers, Mitchell, was cast in Elf on Broadway. Her younger sister is already showing a penchant for show biz.

Isn't it great when good things happen to good people? Warm fuzzies.

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