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The Charleston Light Opera Guild, in collaboration with The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of WV, will be staging the classic Broadway blockbuster Annie on October 28, 29, 30 and November 4, 5, 6, 2011 at the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. School-day performances will be presented on the mornings of November 2 & 3, 2011.

Experience the timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie in this heartwarming depression era story of never giving up hope.  “Annie” was inspired by the 1924 Harold Gray nationally syndicated comic strip, “Little Orphan Annie.”   In the 1930’s, Ovaltine sponsored a popular children’s radio show based on the comic strip.  The musical debuted in 1977 with Andrea McArdle, Dorothy Louden and Reid Shelton and won seven Tony Awards.  In 1982 the movie version was released starring Aileen Quinn, Carol Burnett and Albert Finney.  Disney mounted a television production with Kathy Bates and Victor Garber in the late 90’s.  The bright, tuneful and optimistic score by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin has become a part of our nation’s musical heritage. “Tomorrow”, “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”, “It’s a Hardknock Life”, “NYC”, “Little Girls”, and “Easy Street” have entertained countless Broadway, national tour, international tour, community and local audiences.

The bright tuneful score includes such memorable numbers as “Tomorrow”, “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”, “It’s a Hard Knock Life”, “NYC”, “”Little Girls”, and “Easy Street.”

The production features a set and costumes from the national tour and a full orchestra. The Guild last produced this show in 2002. Annie is sure to delight and entertain the entire family!




Julia Battle


Delaney Palmer


Haley Lambert


Camryn Payne


Caroline Shriver


Allison Smith


Hannah Peterson


Oliver Warbucks

Chris Terpening

Miss Hannigan

Laurie Pennington

Grace Farrell

Emily Capece


Bob McCarty

Lily S. Regis

Beth Bowden

FDR/Apple Seller

Rick Fleenor

Drake/Bert Healey

Bryan Archer

Star To Be/Annette/
Boylen Sister

Brynna Horswell

Cecille/Boylen Sister

Cary Lantz Brown

Boylan Sister

Renata Paddon

Mrs. Pugh

Caroline Chamness Rainey

Mrs. Greer

Susan McKay

Henry Morgenthau/ Bundles McCloskey

Alan Smith

Cordell Hull/Dog Catcher

John Valleau

Harold Ickes

Mark Felton

Francis Perkins

Stevie Brigode

Justice Brandeis/ Lieutenant Ward

Jim Damron

Louis Howe

David Bailey

Fred McCracken & Wacky

Rex Roberts

Jimmy Johnson

David Payne

Radio Producer

Summer Shelton

Sound Effects Guy

Bryan Chin

Radio Page

Zuri Barnes


Hannah Johns


Marsha Hyatt


Becky Bailey


Ashley Davis


Zeah Edmonds


Courtney Johnson


Missy Smith


Sarah Smith


Nina Denton Pasinetti is Director & Choreographer, John Marshall is Musical Director, Leah Lewis is Accompanist, and Tom Pasinetti is Technical Director.


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