Meet...Annie “Chicken” Healy!
All things Cape Harmony!
Q: How did you hear about Cape Harmony?
A: “I heard about Cape Harmony by being a summer resident of Chatham and hearing about their shows from family friends and seeing their flyers, but more intimately, I witnessed the amazing experience that Justine and Sarah had had and wanted to follow in their footsteps.”
Q: This is your first year in Cape Harmony. What do you think so far?
A: “It’s great. It’s the first time in my life that I’ve had the opportunity to focus on music and just music, so it’s been a really great opportunity to challenge myself. Aside from the work, the living experience has been so much greater than I could have wished for.”
Q: How did your collegiate a cappella group prepare you for Cape Harmony?
A: “Well, I think other than technical skills, such as blending, vowels, awareness of dynamics…I think Wicked Pitch taught me a lot about working in a group setting and how you can appropriately express your opinions and ideas without being disrespectful or overstepping boundaries.”
Q: What’s your favorite thing about Cape Harmony?
A: “I’d say the opportunity to perform every day, because that’s my greatest joy…seeing people’s reactions to our music.”
Q: Why did you pick “Hollow” by Tori Kelly as your solo for the summer?
A: “Although I love to sing, I’ve never seen myself as only a soloist. So, a lot of times I would never audition for serious solos. I wanted to give myself that challenge, both musically and in terms of performance.”
More about Annie!
Q: What are three things you can’t live without?
A: “My stuffed dog (Sparky), sunshine, and my family.”
Q: What were you doing the last time you laughed the hardest?
A: “Gee, I don’t know. That’s a hard question. Oh, I was doing ‘twinkle toes’ with Justine in the living room at like 1:00am.”
Q: What was your dream job when you were a kid?
A: “I wanted to be so many things. There was a brief time when I really wanted to be a poet, and I still have the evidence to prove it. If you would like to check out my poetry, please message me privately.”
Q: Where did you go on your first airplane ride?
A: “To Arizona. It was a really long flight and I wrote two short stories. One, I remember specifically was about a leprechaun. I don’t remember what the second one was about.”
Q: What’s your happiest childhood memory?
A: "I can't think of one specific memory, but as a child I was lucky enough to spend my summers in Chatham with members of both my mom's and dad's sides of the family. We did a lot of silly things, like we created a musical called 'The Sacred Sock' and a rock band called 'Rodents Explosion.' Every labor day we would put on a variety show in my grandparent's backyard, and I think in some part that's where my love for performing really began."
Q: What is your weirdest “quirk?”
A: “Oh boy, I don’t know. I abbreviate EVERYTHING. I have a lot of goofy sayings, like ‘I have a quick
Q,’ ‘That was capital-C Crazy,’ ‘and hot diggity dog.’”
Q: Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day?
A: “Aww, my best friend/cousin Megan.”
Q: Tell me about your nickname.
A: “Chicken? Ya know, Annie Chicken, Chicken Annie. There are these individually packaged Perdue chicken breasts, and ya know, there’s not much else to say. They’re extremely convenient for a single gal livin’ on a budget. You can have one for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for dinner. I take my protein very seriously, and not only is it delicious, but it’s extremely versatile. And that’s all I have to say about chicken.”
Q: Are you a dog person or a cat person?
A: “Dog. Times a thousand.”
Q: If you could create a television show, what would it be called and what would it be about?
A: “So since I was a child, I always wanted to create a class, like a school class, called “Life” and in this class, students would learn things like how to balance a checkbook, and how to change a tire. I’m curious to know why this class does not exist, and so I would either create a documentary screening the pilot experiment of this class, or envision a fictional story highlighted around “Life.” I think it would be a hit amongst tweens and middle-aged women.”
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