CANAJOHARIE – The Canajoharie-Fort Plain Summer Drama Club will present the Broadway classic Annie in the Arkell Performing Arts Center at Canajoharie High School on July 28 at 7 p.m. and July 29 at 2 p.m.
Tickets for the show are available at the door and are $6 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and students. Children under the age of 5-years old are free.
Performing classic show tunes like “Tomorrow,” “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” and “I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here,” are a cast and crew of more than 60 from home schooling, the Canajoharie and Fort Plain School Districts.
Vivian Hopkins plays the title character Annie, and is joined by Jared Paratore (Daddy Warbucks), Morgan Hurd (Grace), Frankie Nare (Miss Hannigan), Katie Trahan (Lily), Connor Bowden (Rooster), Vicente Nunez (President Franklin D. Roosevelt), Sophia Rogers (Choreographer and the New York City star-to-be) and Keagan Ford (Bert Healy).
Overall, 27 elementary and middle school-aged children from Canajoharie and Fort Plain portray the famed rag-tag group of New York City orphans.
Mason Chase, Allison Ramsey and Norma Bowley are co-directors of the production.
“We have so enjoyed working with this cast and crew,” said Bowley. She is a substitute teacher and accompanying pianist for choirs in the two school districts. “The stage musical is somewhat different than the well-known movie, but this show is full of optimism, famous songs, and lively dances that ‘We know you’re gonna like it here!’”