She's only 9 years old, but Issie Swickle is well on her way to becoming a stage star. While other kids were taking the summer off, Swickle, of Davie, spent June auditioning and then rehearsing for the road tour of "Annie." She landed the title role in the musical-comedy appearing Oct. 7-19 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
By Rod Stafford Hagwood
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