The musical Annie opens Friday, April 4 at the North Platte Community Playhouse.Little orphan Annie uses equal measures of pluck and positivity to charm everyone's hearts, despite starting with next-to-nothing in 1930s New York City.
Annie is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.
With the help of other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous and magical world of New York City.
In adventure after adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
The cast is comprised of 40 children, 20 adults and one dog -- Nestle as Sandy.
Ticket sales for Annie began Monday. Tickets can be purchased at the NPCP box office Monday-Friday from noon-5 p.m., online at www.northplattecommunityplayhouse.com or at the door prior to any performance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and students.
Six performances will be presented -- April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.
The production is directed by Scott Carlson and John Hales. The music is directed by Donna Pucket.
Annie is produced through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International, and is made possible, in part, by the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment of the Arts.
Annie - Olivia Phillips
Sandy - Nestle
Pepper - Jaylee Shaner
Duffy - Katelyn Moenning
Tessie - Ryleigh Lampe
July - Ciera Carlson
Kate - Dakota Guthrie
Molly - Story Rasby
Oliver Warbucks - Dan O’Neill
Grace - Debra Sylvia
Mrs. Hannigan - Bea Webster
Rooster Hannigan - Josh Gesinski
Lily St. Regis - Nevaeh Donahue
Mrs. Pugh - Jennifer Fuller
Mrs. Greer - Florence Gonzales-Todd
Cecille - Mahaila Botts
Annette - Shandell Sims
Drake - Philip Ryan
President Roosevelt - Kevin McGahan
Roosevelt’s Cabinet/Chorus - Susan Williams, Jill McAdam, John Hales.
Bert Healy - Carl Rippy.
Boylan Sisters - Chantel Sullivan, Amariah Gesinski, Tiffany Wood.
Lt. Ward - Seth Vapenik
Louis Brandeis - Morris Turner
Ensemble - Chandra Boeka, Drew Phillips, Bridget McKeon, George Gipe, Will Stone, Sam Mackley, Chantel Sullivan, Bridget McKeon, Tiffany Wood, Shandell Sims, George Gipe.
Orphan Ensemble - Darien Myers, Janie Sommer, Tatum Bagwell, Gracie Correll, Kiera Rhodes, Lydia McKeon, Alyssa Waits, Cassie Brown, Breanna Patterson, Cecelia Clutter, Hallie Sexson, Molly Kammerer, Bonnie Naughtin, Glory Naughtin, Aubrie Edington, Kaylee Carlson, Beth Goentzel, Graci Castillo, Faith Correll, Baylee Evarts, Cecelia Fuller, Brenna McAdam, Tahjzha Botts, Paige Ryan, Libby Empfield, Lanie Jo Allen, Emily Hendren, Aryn Durnell, Shekynah Hodgen, Rachel Young.