Arts and Entertainment

The sun will come out for this Friday's production of 'Annie'

Bonney Lake High School's Drama department will bring the sun out this March when it it performs a stage adaptation of the musical "Annie."

Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage. The home for girls is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.  The musical is filled with songs like Tomorrow, It’s a Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, You Won’t Be an Orphan for Long, and Maybe.

There are 33 Bonney Lake High actors and actresses and 10 stage crew in the production. Karlee Foster plays Annie, Michael Fuhrnstal is Daddy Warbucks, Rachel Shay is Grace, and Cass Neumann is Miss Hannigan.  The cast also includes five elementary and middle school students and a dog.

Bonney Lake High School’s musical is under the direction of Brenda Williams;  Amy Fuller is music director for vocal performances and the full pit band.

The production runs at the Performing Arts Center at Sumner High School. The show is 7 p.m. March 9, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 10, and 2 p.m. March 11.

Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for students, children, and senior citizens more than 60 years of age.  Ticket window will open 45 minutes before the show.

Twenty percent of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the Sumner/Bonney Lake Family Center to support needy children in our communities.

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