Nine-year-old EMMA ASHFORD (Marta) is thrilled to be making her musical theatre debut at the Hollywood Bowl. Ashford loves to sing and recently shared her talents as a soloist in concert with the United States Continental Army Band. She was a featured singer on NBC's Passions and has also appeared on Days of Our Lives. Ashford was chosen to play the leading role in Gordon Goodman's wonderful story CD, Emma and the Gobbltygoos (www.LMLMusic.com) and just completed a starring role in the independent short, Waste Not. An active member of SGI-USA, Ashford plays piano and studies ballet. She resides in Burbank with her father, actor Matthew Ashford, mother, singer/actress Christina Saffran Ashford, sister, filmmaker Grace Ashford and her puppy Willy.