AMS Announces the Cast for Annie Jr.


Yesterday the middle school drama club held callbacks for their spring musical, Annie Jr. The auditorium was buzzing with nerves and excitement as numerous scenes were performed by Alden’s finest 6th, 7th and 8th grade thespians.

When the classic musical hits the stage in March of 2022, Elise Stahl will be starring as Annie. Erin Tryka and Jill Olka are co-directing with Amy and Grace Sheehan creating the eye catching costumes. Rebecca Buell is handling the tech side of things, immersing young minds into the details that are behind the scenes when it comes to putting on a production. Student director Mason Brody is coming back for the fourth year to design and build the set and assist in directing. Choreographing big numbers such as “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “Easy Street” will covered by Melanie Henning and Kirsten Lerner.

Student director Mason Brody expressed his excitement for the upcoming musical and already has an entire Pinterest board dedicated to the design and creative vision for the set. He stated, “My plans are just to reinvent Annie and bring new life to it!”

The show dates are March 24th, 25th and 26th at 7:00p.m. with a 2:00p.m. matinee show on the 26th.

Good luck to the cast and crew of Annie Jr. as you all begin preparing for the production after Thanksgiving break.