RPHS To Present “Annie”

At tonight’s budget workshop, mayor and council approved the placing of a sign at Michael Mauri Park to promote Annie – which is this year’s spring musical at the Roselle Park High School.

The musical, set in the Depression-era 1930s, follows the title character, Annie, as she tries to escape the cruel oppression of orphanage matron Agnes Hannigan in search of the parents that left her on the orphanage doorstep eleven years earlier with a locket and note they would return. Fortune smiles on Annie when she is given the opportunity to spend the holidays with millionaire businessman Oliver Warbucks, whose wide influence becomes an asset in her search.

Seniors Benjamin Tweed and Megan Bodtmann play Warbucks and Hannigan, respectively, and Annie is played by sophomore Raquel Casso.

The staff includes director Eric Witkowski, choreographer Patti LaManna, costumer and assistant vocal director Linda Green, and orchestra director Alison Cogswell.

The performance dates are March 24th – 26th at 7:30 p.m. and a March 26th matinee at 2:30 p.m. at the Roselle Park High School Auditorium 185 West Webster Avenue in Roselle Park.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/senior citizens. Tickets will be sold Monday through Thursday in the auditorium from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. beginning March 21st. They are also available in the main office during school hours or at the door on the nights of the performances.