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Annie, Jr. Opening at Artisan Children’s Theater

Annie, Jr. Opening at Artisan Children’s Theater

Artisan Children’s Theater proudly presents ANNIE, JR. at its brand new 150 seat facility. The theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. The show runs Friday, January 16 through Saturday, February 7, 2015. Performances are at 5:00pm on Fridays and 10:00am and 12:00pm on Saturdays, with additional performances January 20 and January 27 at 12:00pm. Reserved seating tickets are $5.00 for children 12 and under and $10.00 for adults. The box office number is 817-284-1200. More information can be found on the website at

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie, the world-wide phenomenon, was the winner of seven TONY Awards including Best Musical and is now adapted for young performers in Annie JR. The beloved book and score by TONY Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written including “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard Knock Life.”

Artisan Children’s Theater now provides STUDY GUIDES for educational trips and groups to assist in classroom discussions. Call the A.C.T. box office to book your field trip today! (Group rates available for 15 or more.)

Annie – Paloma Magaña, Alyson Kessinger
Oliver Warbucks – AJ Azer, Carrol Savage
Grace Farrell – Abi Oxley, Hope Taylor
Miss Hannigan – Alina Jennings, Sophie Mings
Rooster – Everett Shirey, Jacob Taylor
Lily – Cameron Kimmons, Angelina Stephens
Molly – Caroline Woodward, Mayce Armstrong
Pepper – Lindsey McCallum, Gloria Warner
Duffy – Tatum Sikes, Mikayla Medford
Kate – Maya Harris, Nicole Wicks
Tessie – Ryleigh Jochens, Piper Daniel
July – Sheridan Garbe, Mathilda Thompson
Dogcatcher/ Louis Howe – Josh Crow
Lt. Ward/Roosevelt – Cameron Barkley, Duncan Parkes
Drake/Apple Seller – Gabriel Magaña, Kaleb Godwin
Cecille/Usherette – Madison Jennings, Maycee Ballesteros
Annette – Omega Priddy, Linsey Meyer
Mrs. Greer/Sound Effects Woman – Abby Fritts, Lauren Sphar
Mrs. Pugh – Hailey Shirey, Sarah DeBolt
Star-To-Be – Rainey Bailey, Harmony Austin
Bundles/Bert Healy – Dawson Graham, Joshua Noel
Chorus – Ephraim Shirey, Jacob Meyers, Emma Compton, Annelise Mraz

Who: The NEW Artisan Children’s Theater, a 150 seat thrust stage facility
What: ANNIE, JR. presented by Artisan Children’s Theater
When: January 16-February 7, 2015
Where: 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053
Director: Natalie Burkhart
Showtimes: Fridays at 5:00pm and Saturdays at 10:00am and 12:00pm; additional performances January 20 and January 27 at 12:00pm.
Tickets: Reserved seats: $5 for children 12 and under, $10 for adults.
Reservations: Call 817-284-1200; or order online at
Contact: Natalie Burkhart, 817.690.0376,

Photographer – Al Smith
Featured in Photo 1: Alyson Kessinger as Annie and Sophie Mings as Miss Hannigan
Featured in Photo 2: Paloma Magaña as Annie and Alina Jennings as Miss Hannigan
Featured in Photo 3: Carrol Savage as Oliver Warbucks and Alyson Kessinger as Annie
Featured in Photo 4: AJ Azer as Oliver Warbucks and Paloma Magaña as Annie