|Emery Jane Allen & friend.|
The musical Annie is in rehearsals now. It will open the 57th season of the Putnam County Playhouse. Annie will be produced June 7-9 and June 13-16. Individual tickets will go on sale at the annual open house on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m.
Performers in leading roles include Emery Jane Allen in the title role as the plucky orphan Annie, searching for her parents. Her benefactor, Oliver Warbucks will be played by Ric McFadden.
|Ric McFadden & Emery Jane Allen|
The role of Grace Farrell, Warbucks' secretary, will be played by Lisa McCoy. Miss Hannigan, who runs the city orphanage is Shelly McFadden. Her shifty brother Rooster is played by Andrew Ranck and his girlfriend Lily is played by Meghan Armitage.
|Meghan Armitage, Andrew Ranck, Shelly McFadden|
Others in supporting roles include Chris Wurster as Drake, the major domo; Jack Randall Earles as Lt. Ward & FDR; Scott Armitage as Harold Ickes; Amanda Henry as Frances Perkins; Dustin Bond as Bert Healy; and Michaela Semak and Paige Kaiser as the Stars to Be. These performers are also members of the busy ensemble.
|Dianna Baysinger, Robin Schneider, Sarah Ryan, Lisa McCoy & Emery Jane Allen|
Others in the ensemble playing multiple roles include Dianna Baysinger, Sarah Ryan, Jay Prewitt, Bryson Worman, Devin Huff, Gaven Bingman, Julie Danielle Collenbaugh, Robin Schneider, Ruthie Mann, Aubree Whicker, and Alex Foster.
|Schneider, Ryan, Wurster, Ryan-Schager,Whicker,Worman,Foster,Semak,Bingham,Huff|
Featured orphans are played by Charlie Hall, Molly; Abby Foster, Kate; Sadie Henry, Tessie; Bailey Boggess, Pepper; Ellie Henry, July; and Sophie Shelton, Duffy.
The orphan ensemble includes Jocelyn Gardner, Chloe Gardner, Eleanor Knuth, Hallie Homler, Catherine Ryan-Schager, Lillian Welch, Penny Cummings, Katherine Kempf, Elyse Ensley, Angel Rasner, Lara Schneider, and Sawyer Case.
|Emery Jane Allen dispenses orphan justice.|
Director for the musical is Caroline Good.
|Director Caroliine Good.|
Vocal direction is by Erik Foster. Amy Tharp is the pit conductor and pianist for Annie.
|Erik Foster & Amy Tharp|
Choreography is by Sarah Bond. Lighting and sound design is by Dustin Bond.
|Alex Foster, Sarah Bond, Noah D. Pettit|
Stage manager for the production is Mason Allen. Assistant stage manager is Noah D. Pettit. The stage crew includes Cameron Wunderlich and Sarah Nowling.
|Mason Allen & Dustin Bond.|
The set design is by Linda Gjesvold.
|Linda Gjesvold, Sarah Nowling, Cameron Wunderlich|
The musical is being sponsored by: