Cast of Annie ready to take the stage at Grafton High School


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TAYLOR COUNTY—The sun will come out tomorrow, or at least that’s what the cast of Annie will be reminding folks of when they hit the stage this weekend.

After the position of Play Director/Theatre Sponsor went unfulfilled, Amber Sevier knew she had to step in to ensure that the show would go on at Grafton High School. So, with the encouragement of Principal Lori Shumaker, she bid on the position and was accepted.

“I didn’t want the kids to miss out on this experience as it was one of my favorite memories from high school, so I took a leap of faith,” revealed Sevier. “And, here we are. Ready to put on our first show.”

Under the guidance of Sevier, along with some help from her friends and colleagues, Anna Knotts and Melissa Garvin, the students hit the stage, trying out for their favorite characters.

“I really have an amazing support system. If it wasn’t for Melissa’s wealth of knowledge and Anna being my right hand gal, there would have been no way I could of pulled this off,” Sevier expressed.

And after weeks of practices and rehearsals, the cast is ready to take to the stage in the performance that will surely create special memories for them to take with them through life.

Join them in the classic story of Annie, a little orphan just looking for love, who hits it big when Daddy Warbucks comes into her life.

While things seem like they couldn’t get any better, Ms. Hannigan, the charge of the orphanage that once was home to Annie, plans and schemes to make a quick buck at the expense of the poor girl after Warbucks take to the radio waves to offer Annie’s parents $50,000 to come back to her.

The cast of Annie is sure to have guests dancing in their seats, with hit songs like “Tomorrow,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.”

Their comedic show and heartfelt messages will capture the audience.

The cast of Annie will be hitting the stage at the Grafton High School Auditorium on Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m., followed by an encore performance on Sunday, April 24, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, with adult entry at just $10, while students will receive a $3 discount, only paying $7 for the show.

“We hope that you will join us for an outstanding theatrical performance of Annie,” said Sevier. “The entire cast and crew has worked so hard, and we are excited to hit the stage. We will see you at the show!”

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