ANNIE Opens at the North Platte Community Playhouse

Posted 6 months ago

By Scott Carlson

annie-musical-logoThe final production of the 2013/2014 season at the North Platte Community Playhouse, ANNIE, opens Friday, April 4th.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She 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 the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled 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.

Ticket sales for ANNIE begin Monday, March 31.  Tickets can be purchased at the NPCP Box Office Monday-Friday from Noon-5:00pm, online at www.northplattecommunityplayhouse.com or at the door prior to any performance.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and students.

Performance dates are April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13, with Friday and Saturday performances beginning at 8:00pm and Sunday matinees beginning at 2:00pm.

The cast is made up of 40 children, 20 adults and one dog, Nestle as Sandy.

The production is directed by Scott Carlson and John Hales, with music director 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.

Cast for Annie the Musical

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, George Gipe, Will Stone

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, Julie Goes-Correll

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