ANIKA LORE HATCH Age 7. Role: Gretl, 5.
Anika is from Tucson, and she is trilingual: English, Spanish and German. “My dad served on mission in Argentina, so I just spoke it,” she explains. “And my mom’s mom is from Germany. I learned so I could speak to my cousins in Germany.”
On tour, she enjoyed Sacramento for a reason that any Tucsonite would appreciate. “Sacramento is the city of trees,” she says, “and we don’t get that many trees.”
Touring is fun, although, Anika says, “it’s hard not to get sick, if you’re in airports and hotels and all over.” Pro tip: “I just wash my hands all the time.”
She played Gretl when she was 4 in a “Sound of Music” at the high school where her father teaches. Ask about her favorite theater, and she says: “I like this one. It’s really pretty, and there’s a lot of space. When they’re older, it’s really small backstage.”
What she likes about touring: “That I get to travel all over. I would never think that I would actually go to Canada, or here.” Also, “That I get to make people happy.”