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January 17, 2013

‘ANNIE’ BEGINS

Something for everyone in the local production of Broadway hit ‘Annie’

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Caleb Brookshire, Ross Bullock, Korey Chestnut and Luke Bullock play a “gang of boys.”

The Shaw girls aren't the only ones from their family in the play, their mother, Diane Shaw, also has a role. Other adult cast members include Hilary Allen, Kris Allen, Lorraine Crutcher, Mike Smiddy, John Conrad, Helen Bull, Tammy Austin, Jessica Jones, Mandy Lashbrook and Tracy Lawhon.

Along with Wilson and Havens, high school actors include Kaitlyn Brookshire, Eric España, Jonna Pennington, Emanuel Garcia, Derrick Lohrer, Josh Davis, Erin Cumbie, Lexy Evans, Seth Holly, Tyler Cumbus, JD Choate, Chip Procter, Gabby Kindle, Marina Loredo and Sarah Hamby.

Audiences will notice this Ram production uses microphones on 16 actors, according to “Annie” Musical Director Mac Chestnut. He said the mics were purchased partly through a grant from First Financial Bank.

It's very likely that audience members, whether they come accompanied by a child or adult, will leave singing one of the many memorable “Annie” songs.

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