CLYMER - When you think of Clymer, orphans, the streets of New York City or a billionaire's mansion aren't what comes to mind. This year, during Cast & Company's musical production of the Broadway hit "Annie" these will be a few of the sites and sounds that will entertain. The production can be seen at Clymer Central School May 10, 11, 17 and 18. The production is set to begin at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are available at several local vendors such as, Neckers Company General Store, Clymer Library, Rowdy Rooster Restaurant, J. Edwards Insurance and French Creek Store. Tickets will also be available at the door.
"Annie" is a three-time Tony Award-winning production with popular songs such as "Hard Knock Life" and "Tomorrow." The Broadway production was based off of the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray. In Cast & Co.'s production they made sure to pick an Annie that was up to the challenge. Emma Woods will be starring in her first production with Cast & Co. as Annie, the spunky orphan who warms the heart of billionaire Oliver Warbucks, played by seasoned Cast & Co. actor Scott Aikens.
"Even though this is her first production she gets what's going on. She really fell into the part," said director Debby Schurman. "Annie" will be Schurman's seventh production as director with Cast & Co..
Cast and Co. has been part of the community for more than 20 years.
"The best part has been doing this (show) with my friends," said Woods.