City hall receptionist dreams of opera stardom

January 3, 2015 8:05 AM

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Amanda Lewis' roundabout trip to her receptionist's desk in the foyer of the mayor's office on Grant Street started when she saw a production of the musical "Cats" at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C., when she was 3 or 4.

"That's when I declared I wanted to be a dancer. I just wanted to be on the stage from that moment on," she said.

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