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Cast announced for Stage 212's 'Annie'

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 11:00 a.m. CDT

LASALLE — Stage 212 has the announced the cast for its summer 2014 production of “Annie,” the heartwarming musical by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan. Based on the Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, “Annie” follows the optimistic orphan’s adventures as she tries to find her parents.

Included in the cast are Mary Rose Prosinski as Annie, Emily Brodzik as Miss Hannigan, Jamey McDunn as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, Dana Dawson as Grace Farrell, Marco Gutierrez as “Rooster” Hannigan, Emily Hanck as Lily St. Regis, Dennis Weitzel as FDR, Ayla Dawson as Molly, Thea Mauck as Pepper, Hope Oldenburg as Duffy, Grace McCormick as July, Harleigh Rice as Tessie, Alexa Dawson as Kate, Abby Bertrand, Megan Cullinan and Cheyanne Kreush as the Boylan Sisters, Clarissa Gerrard as Annette, Rachael Mellen as Mrs. Greer, Jenny Parks as Mrs. Pugh, Olivia Rightmyer as Cecille and Kaitlyn Ernst as Star to Be.

Featured as orphans are Isabella Argubright, Andie Kerestes, Maddie Kerestes, Emily Kmetz, Jenna Loftus and Ivy Soens. Featured in the ensemble are Sara Goetsh, Collin Groleau, Nick Kenamer, Chase Ludford, T.R. Miller, Matt Nowakowski, Josh Rinehart and Allison Washkowiak.

Production staff includes director Robert Kinsella, assistant director Jake Kinsella, producer Phil Grant, choreographer Ronda Grigalunas and dance captain Sophie Smigel.

“Annie” will be presented July 10-13, 17-20 and 24-27 at Stage 212, 700 First St., LaSalle. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. except Sunday matinees, which begin at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available to the general public for $20 each beginning June 30. Box office hours are Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting the Stage 212 website at www.stage212.org or reserved over the phone with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. For details, call 815-224-3025.

“Annie” is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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