Sabetha students to present ‘Annie’ next weekend

Sabetha High School students rehearse for the upcoming musical “Annie” to be held November 15, 16 and 17. Pictured are SEATED Ellen Glynn (Annie) and Sandy; BACK ROW (L-R) Rachel Kuenzi (Miss Hannigan), Charles Kuenzi (Daddy Warbucks), Ainsley Smith (Grace), Kaleb Grimm (Rooster) and Sofia Kuenzi (Lilly).

Sabetha High School students will present the musical “Annie” in multiple performances next week. Public showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Sabetha Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

In the depths of the 1930s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. 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. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother Rooster, and a female accomplice plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which puts Annie in great danger.

The cast of this production includes Ellen Glynn as Annie, Charles Kuenzi as Daddy Warbucks, Rachel Kuenzi as Miss Hannigan, Ainsley Smith as Grace, Kaleb Grimm as Rooster, Sofia Kuenzi as Lilly, Cody Meyer as President Roosevelt, Spencer Strahm as Ben Healy, JR Streett as Drake, Molly Edelman as Mrs. Greer, Elissa Dalinghaus as Mrs. Pugh, Nikki Kuenzi as Bonnie Boylen/Star to Be, Kenzie Meyer as Connie Boylen, Ashlyn Menold as Ronnie Boylen, Braden Mitchell as Harold Ickes, Lucas Menold as Henry Morgenthau, Hayden Lippert as L. Howe, Davis Rokey as C. Hull, Leah Renyer as Frances Perkins, Keenan Lippert as Fred McCracken, Zach Younie as Bundles and Announcer, Tristan Wittwer as Officer Ward, Kennedy Mitchell as Sophie, Sophia Meyer as Apple Seller, Davis Rokey as Eddie, Faith Lachapelle as Cecille, EllaWynn Laipple as Sound Effects Person, Jacob Garber as Dog Catcher, Kendall Edelman as Pepper, Madison Menold as Duffy, and Dakota Dalinghaus as Sandy.

Orphans are played by Sabetha Elementary and Middle School students as follows: Sydney Shafer as Kate, Chloe Detweiler as Tessie, Harper Smith as July and Bristol Menold as Molly.

Member of the chorus, representing residents of Hooverville and New York City, are Casey Williams, Madison Bulk, Aubree Smith, Kristi Edelman, GracieAnn Glaspie and Kaily Dorn. Warbucks Staff members include Abigail Lawson, Demelia Funk, Cameron Young, Jessica Gruber and Mikenna Haverkamp.

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