The Minneapolis High School Theatre Department is proud to present the fall musical, Annie, JR on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21 at 7:30 PM in the MHS Auditorium.  Due to Covid concerns, limited advance tickets for $5.00 and $10.00 will be issued to cast and crew members. Please contact Jan Clark at Minneapolis High School, 785-392-2113, if you have any questions.


Annie JR., the licensed high school version based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning best musical by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. tells the story of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents.  Annie is a heartwarming show with an important message about the true nature of family. 


Annie JR. follows the story of an orphan named Annie living a “hard-knock life” at The New York City Municipal Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie dreams of being reunited with her parents and takes action to find them. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt and finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.  Hit songs from the musical include, “Tomorrow,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.”

Annie JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY, (212) 541-4684, 

Cast and crew members are as follows: Annie-Paeton Smith, Daddy Warbucks-Brendan Shanks, Miss Hannigan- Contessa Weishaupl, Rooster-Jacob Brown, Grace-Katelynn Kuder, Lily-Hannah Swagerty, Officer Ward-Keyon Baccus, Pepper-Conner Peck, Duffy-Jeremiah Young,  Molly-Abby Shea, Tessie-Klarissa Ryan, Kate- Isabella Loomis, Drake-Evan Burns, Bundles-Clare McKain, Cecille- Koda Cabana, Annette-Samantha Terrill, President Roosevelt-Evan Burns,  Apple Seller-Shauri Shipley, Dog Catcher-Haylee Terrill,lBert Healy-Conner Peck, Stars-to-be-Evan Burns, Koda Cabana, Shelby Mullen, Samantha Terrill, Lights Manager-Dylan Cossaart, Spotlight Manager-Kai Tibbets, Backstage Manager-Taisha Grindstaff, Makeup-Trinnity Randall and Olivia Boucek.

Due to Covid-19, seating will be limited, but you can email to reserve seats.