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Leongatha’s Lyric presents Annie

IT’S almost time for the spotlight to shine on an ultimate family classic.
Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s production of Annie is set to delight audiences from July 6 until July 21.
The cast and crew moved into Mesley Hall last week in preparation for the big opening night.
The costumes and set – designed once again by Lyric’s own Colin Mitchell – will capture the essence of the beloved story and are sure to wow.
Alongside Colin has been a wonderful team of volunteers to bring everything together. The team has been working hard on designing, constructing, painting and creating sets and costumes since February.
Sandy Rippendale has also played a vital role in the design and creation of the costumes.
On stage, the wonderful cast has been working flat out to bring Annie to life.
The committee was thrilled to have been inundated with interest from young cast members during the information sessions and auditions late last year and early this year.
“We were absolutely amazed and delighted with the turnout when we held our auditions. It’s certainly a huge show,” Lyric’s Julie Curtis said.
As a result of this huge level of enthusiasm, Annie will feature a double cast in the children’s ensemble.
Inverloch’s Grace Farmer is playing the lead role. With confidence and incredible talent, Grace has been belting out her songs in rehearsals and is looking forward to performing in front of an audience.
She is also loves performing with Remmi, the dog that plays Sandy in the musical.
Remmi belongs to production manager Ann Hemming, and has been charming the cast and crew throughout the rehearsals.
Grace’s understudy is Cecily De Gooyer. Whilst Cecily has her own role in the children’s ensemble, she will also have the opportunity to play Annie during the season.
The onstage talent has been brought together by an amazing production team. Kerryn Lockhart – who was loved by audiences in her role as Mary Poppins in Lyric’s 2016 production – has taken on the role as director.
This is Kerryn’s first production as a director, but she has a lot of professional experience in performing. As well as performing with Leongatha Lyric, she has also had a career on stage in Melbourne, and played a role in the world tour of Cats.
Daniel Moldrich enchants as the musical director and the talented Lisa Pellin has returned once again as choreographer.
There is still time to ensure you have the opportunity to see this beloved musical come to life in Leongatha.
Tickets are selling fast, but can still be purchased through trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/367918
Tickets are also available from Great Southern Outdoors on Bair Street, Leongatha.
Lyric will be selling tickets from the shop between 11am and 3pm on weekdays and 10am until 12pm on Saturdays.

Star cast: Grace Farmer (Annie) and Tim Gesell (Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks) are looking forward to the opening of Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Annie on July 6.

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