Monmouth Community Players will present “Annie — The Musical,” the final show of its 27th season at Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., in Monmouth.

The show dates are April 26 – May 5, with four shows each weekend, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The show will be directed by Josie French, of Lewiston, assistant directed by Tim MacLeod, of Auburn, musical direction by Colleen Mahan, of Green, and produced by Cindy Dunham. of Windham.

Annie (Anna Whitestone, of Wintrop) tells the story of a irrepressible young orphan who, in the midst of the Great Depression, must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical, but comical, Miss Hannigan (Colleen Mahan, of Greene). Annie’s seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected by Grace Farrell (Ruth Choate, of Lewiston) to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks (David Marshall, of Monmouth).

Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. The only thing that could possibly come between this little orphan and the happiness she desires are the devious plans of Miss Hannigan, her slimy brother Rooster (Danny Gay, of Monmouth) and his twisted girlfriend, Lily St. Regis (Megan Record, of Monmouth).

The orphans are double cast: Molly is played by Jackie Senft, of Hallowell, and Ava Degen, of Monmouth; Kate is played by Ilanna Gray, of North Monmouth, and Leah Charland, of Fayette; Tessie is played by Ayla Gungor, of Lisbon, and Evelyn Smith, of South Portland; Pepper is played by Greer Slater, of Kents Hill, and Amara Beganny, of Litchfield; July is played by Riley Fyfe, of Lisbon, and Josie Charland, of Fayette; Duffy is played by Maeve Burgess, of Monmouth, and Hannah McAdam, of Kents Hill; with other additional orphans played by Avery Hamlin, of Wales, Kya Robitaille, of Monmouth, Mackenzie Barton, of Mechanic Falls, Lena Hannon, of Kents Hill, and Lydia Griswold, of Winthrop.

The cast is rounded out by a multi-facited ensemble portraying a multitude of characters played by: Kathryn Ross, of Chelsea; Heather Pape, of Wayne; Zachary Hodge, of Manchester; Henry Quintal, Maya Veilleux and Alexa Gallant, all of Augusta; Tim Ryan, of Lisbon; Cindy McAdam, of Kents Hill; Alec Lyons, of Leeds; Dayla Davis, of Chesterville; Oliver and Amy Hamlin, both of Wales; Jocelyn Gray, of North Monmouth; Nancy Kenneally, of Lewiston; Jim Wright, of Fayette; Cindy Dunham, Ginger Smith, Pheobe Armillotti, Sinead Callahan and Amy
Griswold, all of Winthrop; Joseph Cothen and Rebecca Singer, both of Hallowell; and Andy Tolman, of Readfield. Finally, what production would be complete without Annie’s canine companion Sandy, played by Macy Lemieux, of Brunswick.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit monmouthcommunityplayers.org, email [email protected],
or call 370-9566.


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