ANNIE the musical returns to NHMS

Ellawyn Ketch (Grace Farrell), Amelia Lathem (Annie) & Noah Johnson are eager to present the musical, "Annie".

Ellawyn Ketch (Grace Farrell), Amelia Lathem (Annie) and Noah Johnson (Daddy Warbucks) will present ANNIE on March 27th and 28th and 7:30pm in the NHMS Gymnasium.


Annie is making a triumphant return to North Habersham Middle School on March 27th and 28th at 7:30pm in the school’s gymnasium. Paula Gibson, the current Choral Director at North Habersham Middle School produced Annie for the school’s first annual eighth grade play in 2000 and later revived the show in 2006. Students have been working hard to insure the best possible production for their audiences on opening weekend.

The 2015 NHMS cast of Annie

Amelia Lathem as Annie, Destiny Monego as Miss Hannigan, Ellawyn Ketch as Grace Farrell, Jackson Anderson as Rooster Hannigan, Sarah Brown as Lily St. Regis and Noah Johnson as the famous “billionaire” Oliver Warbucks.

The Orphans include the talents of: Chloe Guzzetta (Molly), Christine Budd (Pepper), Grace Wills (Duffy), Chelsey

Amelia Lathem (Annie), Chloe Guzzetta (Molly) and the orphan company rehearse the popular song, "Hard Knock Life".
Amelia Lathem (Annie), Chloe Guzzetta (Molly) and the orphan company rehearse the song, “Hard Knock Life”.

Murphy (Kate), Savannah Dustin (Tessie), Marissa Richardson (July), Celilia Dukes, Raya Tost, Daniela Aguiler, Gracie Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Joze Stover, Anna White, Myla Terrell, Molly Butler and Ashley Jones.

Ensemble company members include: Eric Monaghan, Tianna Ramsey, Anyssa Lee, Rachel White, Caleb Drake, Brannon Soltesz, Nolan Ross, Lexi Ingle, Cloe Reynolds, Linda Camp, Kianna Zavala, Kiflyn Ross, Serenity Langston, Tabitha Ramey, Faith Benfield, Mary Moore, Arizona Speed and Timothy Cooper.

 About the Show

Miss Hannigan (Destiny Monego) and Amelia Lathem (Annie) rehearse an orphange scene in Annie.
Miss Hannigan (Destiny Monego) and Amelia Lathem (Annie) rehearse an orphange scene in Annie.

The story begins at an orphange for girls in New York City where Annie and the rest of the orphans struggle with daily life under the ruthless, Miss Hannigan. The orphans, along with Annie have dreamed of the day when they would return home to live with their families or be adopted. After many attempted escapes from the orphanage, Annie finds her self back at the starting point when out of the blue, Grace Farrell arrives to invite an orphan to stay with Oliver Warbucks and his staff for Christmas.

Oliver Warbucks is a well known billionaire and takes Annie under his wing from the very start and a daddy-daughter bond begins. Annie carries a locket that was given to her by her parents and eventually grows fond of Warbucks but feels her family may still be looking for her. With this in mind, Daddy Warbucks helps Annie by offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can prove to be Annie’s biological parents. During the search for her family, Annie is introduced to Rooster and Lily Hannigan who team alongside Miss Hannigan to portray Annie’s parents so that they can snatch the prize money and run away with her. Witness Annie as you’ve never seen her before at North Habersham Middle School and find out the entire story.

Production History

Annie was constructed by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan who had the creative idea of turning the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip into a full-length Broadway musical. Annie originally opened at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut where it first mesmerized audiences. The show later packed up and headed to Broadway at the late, Alvin Theatre, which is now the Neil Simon Theatre in April of 1977. The cast was led by Andrea McArdle who was placed in the title role, Reid Shelton(Daddy Warbucks), Dorothy Loudon (Miss Hannigan) and Sandy Faison (Grace Farrell).  Annie ran on Broadway for an astonishing 2,377 performances before it closed in 1983.

Ticket Information and Performance Times

Come join North Habersham Middle School students as they present the classic Broadway musical Annie in the school’s gymnasium on March 27th and 28th at 7:30. (Doors open at 7:00pm.)Purchase your tickets at the door $5/Adults, $3/Students and Sr. Citizens and Free of Charge for Children under four. (Seats are available on a first come, first serve basis).



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