‘Annie’ charms her way across stage this week
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The classic play Annie, performed by the River Ridge High Theatre Department, started Friday night at the Canton Theatre and ends Sunday with a 2:30 p.m. performance. The play will then move to River Ridge for additional performances on Jan. 23, 24 and 25. River Ridge student Abby Snelson, playing the lead role of Annie, performs the opening scene with her castmates during a dress rehearsal Thursday evening. <br> Staff/Todd Hull
The classic play Annie, performed by the River Ridge High Theatre Department, started Friday night at the Canton Theatre and ends Sunday with a 2:30 p.m. performance. The play will then move to River Ridge for additional performances on Jan. 23, 24 and 25. River Ridge student Abby Snelson, playing the lead role of Annie, performs the opening scene with her castmates during a dress rehearsal Thursday evening.
Staff/Todd Hull
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Maddi Huff, playing the part of Molly sings ‘It’s the Hard Knock Life.’
Maddi Huff, playing the part of Molly sings ‘It’s the Hard Knock Life.’
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Megan Burke, playing the part of Ms. Hannigan, and David Jackson, playing the part of Mr. Bundles, perform their lines during a dress rehearsal Thursday evening.
Megan Burke, playing the part of Ms. Hannigan, and David Jackson, playing the part of Mr. Bundles, perform their lines during a dress rehearsal Thursday evening.
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From staff reports

River Ridge High School is bringing its winter musical “Annie” to the stage with a cast of more than 34 students.

Performances are today at the Historic Canton Theatre at 2:30 p.m. with tickets for $15. The play will also be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at River Ridge High School. Tickets are $10.

“Annie” marks the second River Ridge Theatre Department full-length production that River Ridge Director Rob Fields has staged at the Historic Canton Theatre.

“Annie” is the first full-length musical, with live music, ever to be produced and staged by a Cherokee County High School in the Historic Canton Theatre, Fields said.

The cast features 34 student members, a crew of five students and one dog.

“This show, with a group of 40 performers, is sure to sell out,” Fields said.

The musical is based on the comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, and had two successful runs on Broadway in 1977 and 2012.

The musical’s songs “Tomorrow” and “Hard-Knock Life” are among its most popular musical numbers.

The River Ridge Theatre Department is the first and only High School Theatre Program in Cherokee County to have earned the coveted “Gold Level Honor Thespian Troupe” recognized by the International Thespian Society and Georgia Thespians, Fields said.

The school is at 400 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock. For more information, call (770) 721-6500.

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