Grace to star in Annie


MAKING her debut with Leongatha Lyric Theatre, Inverloch’s Grace Farmer is the leading lady in next year’s major musical Annie.

Not only will July 6 be the opening night of the production, it is also the young star’s birthday. Grace will be turning 11 on the day, therefore becoming the same age as her character.

Grace was thrilled to receive the part of Annie. The potential cast members were required to attend a workshop and information session, followed by auditions.

Following the callback, there were 10 girls auditioning for Annie. The auditions called for the girls to sing Maybe and perform some of the choreography they learned in the workshop.

Ultimately the role went to Grace and Cecily De Gooyer was named understudy. Cecily will also appear on stage as Tessie.

Grace has been dancing with Studio Phoenix since she was three years old and starting singing lesson this year at Newhaven College.

She was inspired to audition for Annie after watching Mary Poppins performed by Leongatha Lyric Theatre last year. She loves the story of Annie and what the character represents.

“I like that (Annie) is independent and loves dogs,” she said.

Grace is looking forward to starring alongside production manager Ann Hemming’s dog Remmi, who will play Sandy.

Rehearsals are set to kick off in February.

Grace said she is looking forward to the show and hopes to continue performing with Leongatha Lyric Theatre in the future.

Lead role: set to star in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Annie, Inverloch’s Grace Farmer said she shares her love of dogs with her character. She is pictured with her dogs Carlo and Honey. On stage, the role of Sandy will be filled by production manager Ann Hemming’s dog Remmi.

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