(BEDFORD) - Two girls, Sherissa Minshall and Madison Gaitani, will bring the character of Annie to life in Little Theatre of Bedford's production that opens Sept. 20 and plays for two weekends.
The play is directed by Cheri Barnes and assistant director Misty Pate.
The cast includes 40 girls who live and toil in the orphanage with the domineering, flask-sipping meanie, Miss Hannigan, played by LTB newcomer Paula Herendeen.
Tom Bostic plays millionaire Warbucks, who seeks to adopt the red-haired Annie. On Sunday Bostic will let the youth group at Orleans Christian Church shave his head so that he looks the part of the bald Warbucks.
The play will show on September . 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for youth.
Children's cast and chorus:
(Children's roles were double cast)
- Annie: Sherissa Minshall and Madison Gaitani
- Molly: Morgan Gulley
- Duffy: Anna Beaty and Destiny Hanners
- Tessie: Emma Willoughby and Abby Wagner
- Pepper: Whitney Kirkman and Molly Patton
- Katie: Katie Upham and Kennedy Blair
- July: Amber Voigtschild and Amelia Unger
- Orphan chorus: Ashley Rubacha, Elizabeth Gaitani, Kaylin Kirkman, Abby Leatherbury, McKenna Edwards, Halley East, Kendra Bunch, Rylee Brazzell, Katie Fishback, Elise Minshall and Madison Figg.
- Adult cast and chorus
- Daddy Warbucks: Tom Bostic
- Grace: Kathy Thompson
- Miss Hannigan: Paula Herendeen
- Rooster: Matt Frick
- Lilly: Kate Lyn Edwards
- FDR: Reuben Murr
- Mr. Bundles and Drake: Ray Robison
- Bert Healy and other roles: Alex Elliott
- Boylan sisters and other roles: Emma Helfrich, Charlie Peters, Denae Belcher (also NYC girl)
- Eddie, Dog Catcher and Howe: Daniel Baker
- Sophie and Mrs. Pugh: Beth Wilcoxen
- Lt. Ward and Ickes: Jacob Bostic
- Apple seller: Maddie Murr
- Mrs. Greer: Teresa Rynders
- Annette: Annie Johnson
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