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high school students return to the stage with “Annie” | Multimedia


After a two-year hiatus from the full musical experience, Hudson high school students are eager to perform in front of a live audience.

What: Annie

Where: Hudson High School

When: November 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. November 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.

Cost: $ 10 youth; $ 15 adult

Buy your tickets online at ci.ovationtix.com/35454.

Open this week on Friday November 5 at 7 p.m., join Annie, Warbucks, Hannigan and other New Yorkers in 1933 for a family adventure.

“It was a blast,” said Evgenia Roth, a senior starring Annie. “We will be ready,” she said.

Roth is excited for the week ahead and confident for opening night. She is, however, cautiously optimistic about the addition of Jazz the dog, who will play the role of Sandy. Dogs cannot exactly memorize their entry cues like the rest of the cast.

Michael Wirth, along with many senior citizens, will be back on stage in front of a full audience for the first time since their sophomore year.

“I missed it so much,” said Wirth, who plays Rooster Hannigan. “I was reminded of how much I loved it,” he said, referring to the feeling of being on stage and working on a production.

Others, like high school Jackson O’Brien, playing the role of Oliver Warbucks, continued to hone their craft during the pandemic – just without a stage and seats filled with committed audience members.

“COVID has disrupted a lot of things,” he said. “But that didn’t disturb the singing. I had improved throughout my second year, ”even from the safety of his own home.

In her 18-year collaboration with the musical Hudson High School, the students have never played “Annie,” said Kari Heisler, co-musical director and high school musical director. After two years without a performance, “Annie” brings an upbeat message that is suitable for all ages.

Heisler noted the important and incredible work of the parents, who worked tirelessly alongside her co-director and husband, Rico Heisler, cast, staff, crew and pit to put the show together.

Your eyes and ears will be filled with the magic of the theater in this excellent rendition of a fan favorite and Broadway classic. Tickets are on sale now.