Local youth shine in Farmington Hills production of ‘Annie’

The tale of an optimistic little orphan and her faithful pup takes the Costick Center stage March 28-31 with the Farmington Hills Youth Theatre’s production of “Annie Jr.”.

The story of Little Orphan Annie showcases more than 125 young actors from Farmington Hills and surrounding communities. Determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan, Annie eventually finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

“I am very excited to perform the scene where Lily St. Regis (one of the show’s antagonists and played by Pierce) first meets Miss Hannigan,” said sixth grader Kaylee Pierce. “She gets to show off her sassiness for the first time on stage!”

Sophia Snyder, age 10, said she’s looking forward to the musical number, “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here”.

“I think it’s a big scene for my character, Servant Dancer #4!” she said.

Performances will be held on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and on Sunday, March 31 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit recreg.fhgov.com, visit the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd., or call 248-473-1848. For more information about Farmington Hills Youth Theatre, call the Cultural Arts Division at 248-473-1856.