‘Annie Junior’ bows at Denti


Students from Denti Elementary School will present the musical production "Annie Junior," at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday and at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 1001 Ruby St. Admission is free.

The show is an edited version of the Broadway musical "Annie," based on the characters of the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip, and includes many of the familiar songs from the show.

Under the direction of music teacher Bonnie Slicker the cast of more than 50 young performers includes:

Giovanna Sudol and Kaila Halpin sharing the role of Annie; Molly Lewis as Miss Hannigan; Derek Monahan and Edward Long sharing the role of Oliver Warbucks; Kelly Boyer as Grace Farrell, Kia Patel, Sierra Underwood, Kayleigh Sturtevant, Holly Sheffield, Miranda Camp and Shawnee Taylor as the orphans; Branden East as Rooster; and Victoria Frye as Lilly St. Regis.

The rest of the cast includes: Natasha Damroth, Matthew Breault, Nathan Jaynes, Colin Herbowy, Justin Hoke, Devon Lilly, Marcos Ortiz, Hunter Pisaneschi, Brianna Hogenmiller, Grace Isherwood, Jasmine Tebbetts, Alize Platt, Zach Davis and Teddy Long.

Also, Daniel Pellegrino, Nathan Jaynes, Michael Sovocool, Toby Smith, Chrysta Smith, Zoie Smith, Cassidy Morgan, Erin McCarthy, Kaitlyn Cottrell, Krystyne Kuehnert, Madison Diehl, Zoe Jeror, Emily Thompson, Kyla Lilly, Carmella Mercurio, Emily Worth, Summer Carissimo and Amanda Bartholomew.