Red Lion Theater made jaws drop once again, this time, with musical of ‘Annie’ which premiered on the high school’s auditorium stage from February 28 - March 3.
Director Eric Thiegs chose the musical Annie because of its popularity and familiarity with the public. Thiegs wanted to do something different and involve kids.
“Annie is special and exciting for many different reasons. The one thing, for instance, that stands out the most is the 24 elementary school kids that performed in the show during the orphanage scenes,” Eric Thiegs said.
The senior high cast enjoyed working with the children. “I like the kids better than the high school cast. They take instructions better and retain what they learn. They’re funny and enjoy being around each other. “I enjoy them,” featured dancer Joelle Godfrey said.
“The elementary aged actors are amazingly focused and hard working,” Thiegs said. “We had all 24 students dancing on stage for nearly two straight hours before we realized we didn’t give them a break, but nobody complained. They were having so much fun.”