No ‘hard knock life’ for pupils taking to Scoil Mhuire stage!
PUPILS AT Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts are hard at work, putting the finishing touches to this year’s sixth class show ‘Annie Jr’.
All of the pupils are in full rehearsal mode with bars of ‘Tomorrow’ being heard all over the school building, from morning to evening!
Indeed, the entire school community is on board, organising props, ticket sales, raffle prizes, posters, costumes and all of the other strands that are encompassed in such a production.
This year, the school has a surprise guest, having been forced to look outside of their enrolled sixth class pupils, to fill the vital role of Sandy.
The canine character in the musical will be played by Sasha the shih tzu, acting alongside her owner Rafaela Poptile, who is playing the role of Annie, while Kara Meller plays the role of Lily.
Set in the 1930s, Annie is a fiery young orphan living in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan (Abbie Currid). Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend some time at the home of wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks (Jake Kavanagh).
The musical is directed by Aileen Sutherland, in her first outing as director for the school show.
Tickets are €5 for adults, €3 for children, and €12 for a family rate (two adults and two kids). They are on sale now and usually sell out fast so pop along to the school and pick up your tickets as soon as you can. The show runs on June 13, 14 and 15.
Rafaela Poptile, who plays Annie, with Sasha the shih tzu (Sandy).