The Jasper Middle School Performing Arts is set to bring “Annie JR” to life at the Jasper Middle School Auditorium this Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.
Directed by Mrs. Courtney Heberer as well as student directors Ava Claire Werne and Tali Fleming, the performers will bring the comic book heroine to life in this adaption of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan (played by Arwen McClung). Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks (played by Henry Hostetter).
The show opens Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. and also plays Saturday, April 15, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
In a cascading series of mistakes, we identified two of the performers incorrectly in this article. They mistakes have been corrected, and we sincerely apologize for the confusion.
Here are some photos from last Thursday’s dress rehearsal.