“The sun will come out tomorrow,” as Logansport Junior Civic Theater presents “Annie: The musical" this weekend at the McHale Performing Arts Center.
Little orphan Annie, played by Layla Powell, is a Depression-era orphan whose parents abandoned her at an orphanage as an infant. Annie’s parents, who were too poor to care for her, left her half a silver locket, keeping the other half, and a note with a promise to reclaim her one day.
Eleven years have passed and Annie is still at the orphanage. The orphanage is run by Miss Hannigan, played by Haley Wilson. Miss Hannigan is a less-than-ideal caretaker and Annie, who yearns for her parents, makes numerous attempts to sneak out and find them.
Annie’s life changes when she has the opportunity to spend the holiday with billionaire Oliver Warbucks.
“We picked Annie because everybody knows Annie and everybody loves Annie,” said co-director Doug Schlabach. “I think a lot of times there are going to be people that are not going to know the history about 1922 and the depression and that kind of a thing. … You have to remember, this is several generations removed and I think it’s a nice little history lesson about times that people can’t imagine today.”
Show dates and times for Annie are on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $10. Tickets for children ages 3-18 and senior citizens ages 55 and over are $8. Everything must be purchased with cash.
The box office is open today from 6-8 p.m. and one hour before each show.
Flowers, water and snacks will be available for sale during the show.
The cast includes: Layla Powell as Annie; Liam Gay as Oliver Warbucks; Cameron Hunnicutt as Sandy; Lilly Walthery as Grace; Haley Wilson as Miss Hannigan; Austin Brooke as Rooster; Emily Brooke as Lily; Lily Eldridge as Molly; Sophie Montgomery as Kate; Eva Cook as Pepper; Emily Cole as July; Marissa Schoenradt as Tessie; Ella Ott as Duffy and Dillon Odom as FDR.
Other cast members include: Leilana Arizarga, Samuel Fultz, Finley Gay, Ava Martin, Dillon Odom, Ian Snoeberger, Kelsey Thomas, John Ulery, Myah Yax, Amelia Bault, Elijah Bault, Adilynn Brenner, Jack Cooper, Maggie Fincher, Alex Geisler, Ben Geisler, Emily Gellinger, Connor Gellinger, Hannah Gross, Jacob Hopper, Sasia Linden, Ava Martin, Sammi Miller, Payton Mucker, Dillon Odom, Jacob Patty, Rochelle Pense, Gretchen Prifogle, Rebecca Pawlowski, Sarah Pawlowski, Addison Riewoldt, Christian Scott, Aiden Snoeberger, Ian Snoeberger, Kelsey Thomas, Luke Ulery, Grayson Bault, Dominik Black, Connor Davis, Thomas Ehase, Calvin Mackey, Morgan Rigle, Kaden Williams, Jaxson Zimmerman, Markitta Bault, Lillian Biggs, Emma Birnell, Leah Brown, Abigail Duffy, Rebekah Duffy, Sabrina Ehase, Alana Fagan, Claire Fiscel, Karissa Harris, Nevaeh Hayden, Mykah Holcomb, Gyllean Holcomb, Molly Hunnicutt, Sophia Kay, Isabella Lucero, Rae Kitchell, Ashlyn Mark, Ellie Montgomery, Marian Patty, Zoey Schmidt, Brooklyn Strayer, Megan Uhrich, Danielle Weaver and Lydia Woolever.
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