Cast announced for Morenci's "Annie, Jr." 02.10.10

Written by David Green.

Brooke Arno was chosen to play the lead role of Annie in the Morenci school production of “Annie, Jr.”

Rehearsals are underway for the presentation scheduled in late April. Elementary music teacher Keith Filipek is serving as director.

Several students are playing more than one part in the cast.

Oliver Warbucks, Alex Decker; Grace Farrell, Mary Margaret Hollstein; Miss Hannigan, Bailey Blaker; Rooster Hannigan, Spencer Elliott; Lily St. Regis, Vespa Kent.

The Orphans: Molly, Kayley Craig; Peppe, Larissa Elliott; Duffy, Ashton Holt; Kate, Lauren Crawford; Tessie, Saleen Dixon; July, Gracie Acuña; Bundles McClosky/Bert Healy, Nicholas Dilworth.

Apple Seller/Annette, Morgan Merillat; Dogcatcher/Sound Effects Man/Louis Howe, Carter Connin; Sandy, Sabrina Cately; Lt. Ward/Radio Announcer, Edward Hollstein; Drake, Salem Eichler; Cecille/Star-to-be, Kelsie Kuhn; Mrs. Greer, Maggie Hilton; Mrs. Pugh, Angela Davis; President Roosevelt/Man in Window, Timothy Schisler.

Additional Orphans: Anna Gautz, Mikayla Reincke, Jasmine Crowell, Graceann Glisson, Charlene Glisson and Destiny Knicley.

Servants: Destiny Hoot, Merannda Russell, Andrea Mikuski, Kendal Kuhn, Mackenzie Williams and Hilary Falor.

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