Goshen News, Goshen, IN


January 30, 2014

'Annie' Arrives

Three-day run of performances begins Friday


Harper’s previous experience with Theatre33 was as an extra in “Seussical” three years ago. After “Annie,” she plans to stay involved in theater.

“I’ll definitely be doing a lot of plays,” Harper said in looking ahead to high school.

The cast

In order of appearance, the cast of “Annie” includes:

Molly — Lucy Gensch

Annie — Hannah Harper

Pepper — Madeline Plank

Duffy — Stephanie Mendoza

July — Lydia Lowe

Tessie — Erin Shoemaker

Kate — Shuli Sheeley

Additional orphans — Payton Eash, Jocelyn Flores, Daniela Gomez-Miller, Misty Hernandez, Thalia Parson and Emma Wilkins

Miss Hannigan — Amber Wilkins

Bundles — Carlos Medina

Apple seller — Loren Vance

Dog catcher — Kody Leitch

Assistant dog cather — Emily Morren

Hooverville dwellers — Marcus Henderson, Travis Lee, Eduardo Aranda, Emily Durham, Amelia Kurtz and Kitty Sheeley

Sophie — Cassidy Arnold

Lt. Ward — Beck Groff

Grace Farrell — Lauren Durbin

Drake — Travis Lee

Cecille — Grace Ness

Annette — Sarah Buchanan

Mrs. Greer — Tessa Hartman

Mrs. Pugh — Kristen Alcala

Oliver Warbucks — Skylar Denman

Star To Be — Kitty Sheeley

Cop — Carlos Medina

Usherette — Kaeli Hart

Rooster Hannigan — Marcus Henderson

Lily St. Regis — Tiffany Jaramillo

Radio station people: Sound effects — Emily Morren; Jimmy Johnson — Beck Groff; Fran McCracken — Amelia Kurtz; Connie, Bonnie and Ronnie Boylan — Sarah Buchanan, Kristen Alcala and Grace Ness, Bert Healy — Eduardo Aranda

Cabinet: FDR — Beck Groff; Ickes — Kody Leitch; Perkins — Emily Durham; Morganthau — Travis Lee; Howe — Carlos Medina; and Hull — Loren Vance.

“Annie” is being directed by Justin Lortie, Cliff Schwartz and Amy Dreibelbis. Pianist Julie Price wil accompany the cast and orchestra.

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