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‘Annie Jr.’ coming to Webster City Community Theatre

“Annie Jr.” is coming to Webster City Community Theatre for six performances. The one-act is slated for Oct. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 12 and 13 at both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now. Admission is $8 for youth 10 years and under and $12 for everyone else. Tickets can be reserved by calling 515-832-4456, online at wcctboxoffice@gmail.com, or at the box office located at 1001 Willson Ave. in Webster City. The box office is open weeknights from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon, and one hour before each show.

“Annie Jr.” is based on the popular comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” It was adapted from the musical by Thomas Meehan, book; Charles Strouse, music; and Martin Charnin, lyrics. Your favorite characters and songs are included in this one-act musical.

Junior version musicals are designed to be performed by kids 18 years and younger. The directing team produced last fall’s “Mary Poppins Jr.” at WCCT.

Director Loween Getter and Music Director Dane Barner, with assistance from Angela Rottering, have been working with a cast of 27 youth.

The cast telling the story of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents but being found by Oliver Warbucks consists of the following:

Emersen Paukert as Annie.

Hank Christeson as Oliver Warbucks.

Emma Schelle as Miss Hannigan.

Gianna Borer as Grace Farrell.

Jack Borer as Rooster.

Caroline Ehn as Lily.

Ben Barner as Sandy.

The Orphans, played by Greta Kenville (Molly), Ashlee Tinoco (Kate), Alivia Hector (Tessie), Kaitlyn Vandemark (Peper), Sarah Lindstrom (July), Sydney Oswald (Duffy), Karina Murray (Cora), Evy Streigle (Faith) and Marissa Lindstrom (Nancy).

The ensemble, filling multiple roles:

Owen Anderson, Jakaela Cherry, Cyra Chrisensen, Olivia Gallentine, Owen Gallentine, Avenlee Hayek, Bryce Hrnicek, Amanda Lahr, Paige Smith, Levi Odor Westrum and Megan Wright.

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