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Annie Jr.

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Tickets on sale September 16, 2019

  • OCT 11-13, 2019
  • Lyche Theatre
  • Youth Musical–Theatre G


With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil shenanigans, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Book by Thomas Meehan. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Martin Charnin. Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols. Originally produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc., The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Icarus Productions. Based on “Litte Orphan Annie”. By permission of the Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

The Penguin Project was created by Dr. Andrew Morgan and provides children with special needs an opportunity to develop creative skills, partner and network with others, and participate in a fully realized musical production. The Artists, who are children with special needs, will take the stage to perform a modified version of Annie. The Artists get on-stage assistance from their Mentors.

Presented by La Crosse Community Theatre, The Penguin Project Foundation, Altra Federal Credit Union, and Mayo Clinic Health Systems. This production is sponsored by Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Gundersen Health System, Gundersen Partners, La Crosse Community Foundation, and Xcel Energy.

Performance dates & times

  • October 11, 7:00pm
  • October 12-13, 2:00pm*

*Matinee performance.

Directed by guest artist Stacy Bruemmer

Stacy has been involved with children in some way, shape, or form for more than 20 years. She has been a part of children’s productions in Denver, CO, Lanesboro, MN, as well as La Crosse. Stacy has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for nearly 21 years and has two children of her own. Currently, Stacy coordinates the Theatre Education program at LCT and has directed the Theatre for Young Audiences production the last two years. Stacy is in charge of summer camps at LCT and she has also been the “token adult” for the Theatre for Youth production since 2014. To say Stacy enjoys being around kids would be a great understatement!

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  • Cast
  • Production Team


Tiara Potts

Oliver Warbucks
Stephen Reischl

Grace Farrell
Destinee Freybler

Miss Hannigan
Grace Olson

Jackson Larson

Lila Dummer

Molly/Mrs. Pugh
Eliza Levondoski

Pepper/Mrs. Greer
Ray Charbeneau

Tessie/Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt
William Matz

Hailey Iseri

Mara Peterson

Carson Schuster

Staff/Sound Guy/Louise Howe/Dogcatcher/Angry Man
Wade Schuster

Staff/Bert Healy/Drake/Apple Seller
Jett Ashenafi-Schryver

Stacy Bruemmer

Music Director
Mary Blaha-Deboer

Brianna Herber-Frost

Set Designer
Kelsey Taunt

Co-Costume Designers
Theresa Smerud
Lori Reischl

Lighting Coordinator
Dillon McArdle

Sound Designer
Ryan Van Berkum

Vicki Riness

Technical Director
Peter Suardi

Stage Manager
Katelyn Klieve

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