This year Lichfield Operatic Society is celebrating its 75thAnniversary by bringing two classic musicals to the Lichfield Garrick, Annie and South Pacific.
The well-loved family classic, Annie is the first production of the celebratory year and is coming to the stage this week. Based on Little Orphan Annie, this popular comic strip by Harold Gray has become a worldwide sensation.
With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in New York City.
Taking on the title role throughout the run of the show are Katie Davey and Molly Bagley who are both currently in their first year of studies at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls.
The two girls will be sharing what can only be described as a dream role for any young female actress, with Katie performing on the Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Evening performances and Molly Bagley will be performing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Matinee.
Katie has appeared in many productions with Lichfield Operatic Society including Fiddler on the Roof, Whistle Down the Wind, The King and I and The Sound of Music where she took on the role of Gretal.
Katie said “I played the part of Kate in Annie at the Sutton Town Hall in 2014 and had great fun. I loved Annie so much that I wanted to do it again and so... here I am! I am so excited to be playing the part of Annie and particularly enjoy singing I Don’t Need Anything But You”
This will be Molly’s first appearance with the society but she has been performing with Theatrics since the age of 6 and last year played Oliver in Oliver at the Highbury Theatre with From the Top Theatre Company.
Molly said “I love rehearsing for Annie and spending time with the entire cast, especially the other Annie who is in one of my classes at School. I love to perform and would like to Study Performing Arts in the future.”
Including Katie and Molly the production will feature a total of 24 girls from Lichfield and surrounding areas.
The show runs from 18-22 April 2017. Tickets can be purchased at www.lichfieldgarrick.com or by calling the box office on 01543 412121.
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