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Cast members from Waimate High School's production of Annie Jr are, rear, from left, Sonja Aufreiter (Miss Hannigan, 16), Arwen O'Donnell (Molly, 11), Georgia Soper (Orphan, 11), Alex Kuti (Rooster Hannigan, 14), Micah Roberts (Drake, 11), Dara-Rose Morton (Lily St Regis, 16). In front is Katelyn Ronson (Annie, 13).

by Claire Allison

Waimate High School is about to hit the stage with its musical production of Annie Jr.

The show will run tonight, tomorrow and Saturday in the Waimate High School Hall, and tickets are on sale from the school office.

Pupils from 7H who are taking part in the production have shared their experiences of being involved in the show.

“Hi, I am Micah and I am playing Mr Warbucks’ butler, Drake. I have enjoyed rehearsals and getting to know all of the cast that I didn’t know before. I like how Drake is very professional.

– Micah Roberts

“Hi, I am Macey and I am playing the role of Tessie. I have enjoyed working together with all the cast it has been a great experience. I hope you enjoy the show if you come to watch. (Please do)! – Macey-Kate Guyton

“Hi, I am Charlotte and I am a maid and an extra orphan. I like being able to do all the dances with everyone. My favourite dance is Hard Knock Life.

– Charlotte Hurst

“Hi, I am Abbie and I am a maid and an extra orphan. I enjoy doing the production dances. My favourite dance is You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (Macey’s song)

– Abbie Joyce

“Hi, I am Georgia and I am also a maid and an extra orphan. I enjoy coming to production because I love the experience of being on stage with everyone else in the cast. It is also really fun watching everyone grow as a team and making the show look amazing. Please come watch; it’s going to be awesome.

– Georgia Soper