Down East 2013 ©
Leapin' Lizards! The holiday season brings America's most beloved little redhead to the stage in "Annie," Dec. 5-29. A delightful musical for the entire family, "Annie" brings the audience on adventure after fun-filled adventure with her lovable mutt, Sandy, and a cast of twenty that is sure to create an unforgettable experience. Penobscot Theatre Company’s holiday production of the beloved 1970s musical about the spunky Depression-era orphan has cast two local Annies — 12-year-old Kate Fogg of Holden and 11-year-old Lana Sabbagh of Brewer. Next week, they’ll don curly red wigs and red dresses and alternate performances of the title character, when the show opens at the Bangor Opera House.
PTC powerhouse A.J. Mooney plays Miss Hannigan, the cruel mistress of the orphanage, and New York actor Brendan Powers plays Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. Powers has not played Daddy Warbucks before, but has enjoyed getting to know a character that most people think of as a rich, old, bald guy.
Rounding out the cast is an array of longtime PTC favorites, including Dominick Varney as Rooster, Christie Robinson as Lily, Brianne Beck as Grace, and Jasmine Ireland, Ben Layman, Bob Potts, Stephanie Colovito, Joshua Schmersal and New York’s Lauren Brickman in smaller, adult roles. And as many theater fans forget, “Annie” ends with a big Christmas scene — so as a holiday show, “Annie” fits right in.