Theatre to present Annie Jr. musical

June 2, 2022

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Information
Crowder College

RE: Crowder Community Theatre presents Annie Jr.

Neosho, MO – The Crowder College Theatre department will hold its summer production of Annie JR., book by Thomas Meehan, directed by Shirley Gollhofer. The production will run four shows in three days: June 16-17, 7PM nightly, and June 18, 10AM and 2PM, in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Neosho campus.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s heart despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Roles and cast members for the production include:

                MOLLY – Eva Wylly – Neosho
                PEPPER – Allie Rhymer – Carthage
                DUFFY – Breanna Oswald – Joplin
                LILY/ST. REGIS – Bree Ward – Camdenton
                GRACE FARRELL – Cloey Belcher – Joplin
                MISS HANNIGAN – Dora Gilreath – Neosho
                BUNDLES MCCLOSKY/SANDY – Gage Starbuck – Joplin
                JULY – Gracie Lawson – Neosho
                ROOSTER HANNIGAN – Josh Maize – Granby
                COP/LOUIS HOWE/ POLICEMAN – Lily Richardson – Stella
                TESSIE – MacKenzie Whipkey – Anderson
                OLIVER WARBUCKS/OFFICER WARD – Micah Corrick – Pineville
                KATE – Nora Boyt – Neosho
                BERT HEALY/FDR – Sean Harper – Diamond
                STAR TO BE/DRAKE/APPLE SELLER – Via Dennis – Joplin
                ANNIE – Violet Hill – Monett

Tickets for the G rated musical are: $12 for adults and $8 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online:

Last Updated on June 2, 2022 by Cindy