By Katie Dominguez ‘20 (Immaculata House)
Trinity High School’s production of Annie is less than two weeks away, with showtimes March 1 at 7:00 p.m., March 2 at 7:00 p.m., and March 3 at 2:00 p.m. The cast and crew are working hard to prepare a spectacular show! The musical is set in New York City in the midst of the Great Depression. The plot follows eleven-year-old Annie, an orphan who is selected to spend time at the residence of wealthy industrialist Oliver Warbucks. Annie soon captures the hearts of the household staff, and Mr. Warbucks decides to help Annie find her long-lost parents.
With only a short time left until the show, it’s crunch time for the members of the production! Rehearsals are long and tedious, but the directors, Mrs. Jarrett and Mrs. Ban, find ways to make preparations fun. Rehearsals usually start out with zumba-like dance warm-ups to make sure the cast is loose and ready to perform. There is tradition of having an outfit theme for each practice such as Red Out for Valentine’s Day or Disney Night. This promotes unity and involvement among the cast and crew. Members bring in baked goods such as cupcakes or cookies to snack on during downtime, and the directors offer prizes to the cast members who really shine on stage that night!
Excitement among the cast grows each and every day as the show’s debut draws nearer. Jaime Carson ‘20 (De La Salle House), who plays the role of Annie, says, “The whole cast has been working so hard the last couple of months, and we can’t wait to share this show with the Trinity community! Being involved in theatre is so rewarding, not only because of the final product, but also being able to create lasting friendships among all grade levels.”
Full run-throughs of Annie begin this week, and various costumes engulf the backstage as eager cast members bring in pieces they would like to wear for the show. The lines have been memorized and choreography has been rehearsed repeatedly to ensure a wonderful performance and provide enthralling entertainment for the audience! The familiar music of Annie will appeal to all ages, and the astounding dances choreographed by Lauren Koranda ‘19 (De La Salle House) will grab everyone’s attention. You can buy tickets here, and Trinity High School students can bring in items, according to their House, for kids in the foster care system to get a free ticket! We hope to see you all there!