Annie will be Musical at LHS

November 24, 2015

The winter season at LHS will be capped off by a production of the musical Annie.  Based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” the show is set in New York City.  The year is 1933, and the Great Depression has its grip on the struggling masses, including orphans, citizens living in Hoovervilles, and even the wealthy.  The cast includes 30 scripted roles and plenty of chorus opportunities. 

Annie is definitely the “star” of the show, singing well known solos such as  “Maybe” and “Tomorrow.”  Other colorful characters are Miss Hannigan, who runs the New York City Municipal Orphanage and her deceitful brother Rooster and his sidekick Lily.  The orphanage is full of darling little girls.  Daddy Warbucks is the millionaire who adopts the social and talkative Annie, and they make an appearance on Bert Healy’s Radio Show.  Even President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his cabinet make an appearance. 

Over 90 students have signed up for auditions.  The alternative students, led by Jerry Wylie, will again build the set.  Mr. Hanson and Mr. Scharff will provide the pit music.  Mrs. Brockmoller’s students will be in charge of programs and tickets. Brian Botsford is the musical director, and Melanie Chesley is the stage director for the show.  The dates are set for January 29, 30 and 31st and possibly February 1.  Plan ahead… won’t want to miss this year’s production of Annie.