After months of practice, Castor Raider Theatre finally performed its musical Annie on May 13.
Annie is a musical theatre production written by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan in the 1970s. The story follows the titular character, Annie, who is an orphan, in 1920s New York City.
The original production was based on a comic strip called Little Orphan Annie written by Harold Gray.
Gus Wetter School’s Raider Theatre has been becoming more and more active in the community over the last couple of years, though Annie has been the group’s biggest production to date.
The play was directed by Raider Theatre teachers Luella Lee and Jaymi Rausch, and Sharmain Mann acted as stage manager.
Annie was portrayed by Eve Fetaz, Miss Hannigan was portrayed by Elizabeth Virgo, and Oliver Warbucks was portrayed by Kelsey Rehman. In total, twenty different students took part in the production.
Assisting with the production were members of Castor Little Theatre, who operated a concession during the roughly one-hour and 45-minute performance.
Around 200 tickets were sold for the public performance, making it a sell-out.
Other recent performances by Raider Theatre include a couple of separate evenings of one-act plays, written and directed by Gus Wetter students.