Little Orphan Annie Finds Her Reason To Smile In Waterville Opera House's ANNIE THE MUSICAL

The Waterville Opera House (WOH) is proud to present an adventurous musical tale - Annie the Musical - December 1st through 10th in downtown Waterville. Featuring a local cast of more than 35 performers, the throwback to the bright Broadway Musical production will certainly take the whole family on a rich adventure this holiday season.

The curtain rises on Annie, a heartwarming young orphan, who desperately wishes to find her parents. Life inside the Municipal Girls Orphanage is hard, but Annie remains positive and looks out for her friends while plotting to escape and find her real parents. Just like in real life, Annie faces some challenges as she goes on a grand adventure, experiencing some setbacks but making friends along the way- including a billionaire and the President of the United States! Annie the Musical will have you dancing in your seats while singing along to the popular songs like "Tomorrow", "Hard-Knock Life", and "You're Never Fully Dressed without a Smile." Don't wait for the sun to come up tomorrow, get your tickets for this charming rags-to-riches musical tale today!

Annie the Musical Showtimes*

December 1, 2, 8 at 7:30pm

December 3, 9, 10 at 2:00pm

*Please Note: This show has 3 evening performances and 3 matinees to make it more accessible to families with children.

The talented local cast of community actors performing in Annie the Musical is:

Annie - Evelyn LaCroix
Molly - Kate Walters
Kate - Riveria Moon Hernandez
Tessie - Emmy Carlson
Pepper - Tatiana Ames
July - Katie Boston
Duffy - Molly Haggerty
Miss Aggie Hannigan - Kay Warren
Grace Farrell - Kristen Thomas
Rooster Hannigan - Mike Gilbert
Lily St. Regis - Katie Libold
Oliver Warbucks - Chad Boothman
Bert Healy / Cordell Hull - Nate Towne
Bundles McKloskey/ Santa/Roosevelt - Paul Herard
Drake - Zach Dickey
Officer Lt. Ward/ Fred McCraken / Wacky / Ickes- Greg Wiers
Apple Seller / Servant / Marine - Taylor Kruse
Servant / Sound Effects Man / Assistant Dog Catcher - Isaac Tardy
Dog Catcher / Justice Louis Brandeis / Louis Howe, Campaign Manager for FDR - Earl Boyd
Cecile, French Maid - Madelyn Rancourt
Mrs. Greer / Boylan Sister - Holly Collins Gannett
Sophie / Mrs. Pugh / Boylan Sister - Robyn King
A Star to Be / Boylan Sister - Isabelle Grignon
Annette, French Maid / Boylan Sister / Cabinet Member Perkins - Hannah King

Ensemble:
Erin Fletcher
Amanda King
Krista Carlson
Robin Finelli

Orphan Ensemble:
Sarah O'Hara
Isabelle Gannett
Sophia Smith
Anna Whitestone
Ruby Marden
Ashley DeChamps

Ysa Boothman
Addison Karstens

Production Team:
Director: Debra Susi
Musical Director: Cindy Sambrano
Choreographer: Adam P. Blais
Scenic/Lighting Designer: Chad Lefebvre
Costume Designer: Travis M. Grant
Sound Designer: Jayson Murray

Annie the Musical runs December 1st through 10th at the Waterville Opera House. Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for students/seniors, and $49 for a family pack in 2nd Balcony. Annie the Musical is sponsored by Camden National Bank and AAA Waterville. WOH's 17-18 season programming is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Harold Alfond Foundation, Colby College, Golden Pond Wealth Management, Maine General Health, Kennebec Savings Bank, Central Maine Motors, Inland Hospital, GHM Agency, Sukeforth Family Charitable Foundation, Central Maine Newspapers, Marie Cormier, and JS McCarthy Printers. Annie the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

For more information or to reserve tickets call 873-7000 or visit http://www.operahouse.org.

About The Waterville Opera House
The Waterville Opera House has been Central Maine's cultural center since 1902, treating audiences of all ages to the magic of the performing arts. The 810-seat venue has been host to theatrical productions, ballet performances, concerts, vaudeville and comedy acts, touring shows, as well as a variety of community celebrations and special events. Each year, the Opera House draws 30,000 patrons, reaches 4,000 students through its education performances, and features 250 youths in their theater camps and productions. From the classics to new releases the Waterville Opera House has a seat for you. For more information, visit http://www.operahouse.org/.

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