The rehearsals for the stage musical Annie is underway and we have a few photos to prove it.
As evident in these photos, audiences can expect a large cast for this production. The Sooke Harbour Players were quite aware that Annie is not a production that can be done with a small cast.
As of this time we have no information on the director or who will be starring as everyone’s favourite red-haired orphan, Annie. Andrea McArdle played Annie in the original Broadway play based on Harold Gray’s 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Aileen Quinn would play Annie in the original 1982 feature film and in 2014 Quvenzhané Wallis starred in a modern day retelling of Annie.
Sooke Harbour Players is a local theatrical production company that has produced wonderful stage events since their inception in 1982 as Stage West Players. Past productions have included Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, Thom and Donna M. Southwood’s Afterlife the Musical, and three stagings (6 television episodes in all) of John Cleese and Connie Booth’s Fawlty Towers.
Their latest production of the Tony award-winning musical will be performed November 25 to December 4, 2016 at the Sooke Community Theatre (inside the Edward Milne Community School). Tickets go on sale October 1st.
Music for Annie the musical is by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan.
To view more rehearsal photos, please visit Sooke Harbour Players’ official Facebook page here.