“It’s a hard knock life!”

Central Park Players opens its 2018-2019 Season with their musical production of Thomas Meehan’s Annie October 11-20 at the Grand Haven Community Center.

Thomas Meehan’s Annie  follows the story of little orphan Annie, the irrepressible little red-headed girl, who lives at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage until she beats the odds and finds a new life with the benevolent and wealthy Daddy Warbucks. Annie has enchanted millions of readers from her original comic strip appearance to the hit Broadway, Tony Award-winning musical.

The cast includes: Annie: Sophia Kelly Anderson; Oliver Warbucks: Andrew Kitchka; Grace Farrell: Kellene Damian; Miss Hannigan: Blair Butler; Rooster Hannigan : Russell M. Gallas; Lily St. Regis: Rebecca J. Anderson; Franklin D. Roosevelt: Peter Drost; Bert Healy: Lare Williams;Boylan Sisters: Emelia Rae Grate, Lindsay Lee, Shelby DeBoer; Mrs. Pugh: Cheryl Gallas; Drake: Ray DeBoer; Perkins: Amy Lalick-Prinzi; Molly: Emma Thompson;Pepper: Zoe Thompson; July: Molly Matz; Tessie: Abigail Kirchner; Duffy: Lauren Matz; Kate: Marissa Roll; Newsies: Lucas DenBoer, Liam Deaton; Orphan Ensemble: Lyla Deaton, Maya Deaton, Suzi DenBoer, Avalon Hayenga, Clea Hayenga, Vivica Hayenga, Shelby Haynes, Anna Held, Reina Jacobson, Sophia Koches, Eliza Mann, Sarah Mann, Jemma Norkoli, Keira Staley, Emily Kate Stefanits, Mya Teasley, Aberlein VandenBerg, Adelaide VandenBerg, Macey Williams; Adult Ensemble:Emily Drost, Kathleen Hansen, Caleb Holmberg, Darla Long, Kevin Smith, Lisa Jo Smith, Ray Ziemelis

Trudi Kerkstra is serving as director with Lisa Hilliard as the assistant director and Barb DeVries as Producer.

Show dates are October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 PM and October 14 at 2:00 PM. All shows will be held in the Grand Haven Community Center.  Tickets are $10 (students and seniors 65+) and $15 general admission for all performances.  Tickets are on sale now. You may call CPP’s box office at 616-843-3906 or visit www.centralparkplayers.org.

CPP Annie Poster.



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