The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present the musical “Annie” June 29-July 1 and July 6-8, at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St., in Rangeley. Shows are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Sunday.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts in 1930s New York City, determined to find the parents who abandoned her. The show has memorable songs, including “Tomorrow,” “Little Girls,” and “I Don’t Need Anything but You.”

The headliners of the cast include Ben Wetherill as the effusive Daddy Warbucks, Anna Mather as Grace Farrell, his unpretentious secretary, and introducing Stella MacFawn as the irrepressible Annie. Brittany Wetherill, Connor Ellis and Jessica House entertain as Miss Hannigan, Rooster and Lily St. Regis.

The energetic set of orphans includes: Tessa Sherrer, Gracie Mae Fargo, Maggie Swain, Averie Flewelling, Gracie Feeney, Olivia Therrien, Lu Farmer, Abby Grant and Adelaide Dea.

The cast is rounded out with seasoned local characters including Chris Farmer, Daxxtyn Williams, Ana Wetherill, Emma Jacot-Descombes, Sonja Johnson, Tim Straub, Pam Ellis, Erin Smith, Les Hoekstra, Dennis O’Neil and John Bonnell, and new to the stage are Tina Falasco and Allison Steward.

The production staff includes Pam Ellis, Erin Smith, Millie Hoekstra, Val Zapolsky, Raina Sherrer, and Justin Orazi, who are all hard at work bringing the magic of Broadway to the town of Rangeley.

The production is sponsored in part by M & H Logging and Construction and by Blue Orchid Asian Cuisine.

Tickets cost $18 for the June 29 show; $15 for adults, $10 for youth. Tickets will be available at the door and online at

For more information, visit website or call 864-5000.

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