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June 1-4: Woodside eighth-graders stage 'Annie'

 

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Woodside Elementary School will stage the musical "Annie" as its eighth-grade operetta June 1-4. Each student in the graduating class will participate, continuing a school tradition that began in 1958.

The production, based on the 1977 hit Broadway musical composed by Charles Strouse with lyrics by Martin Charnin, features Elise Waldow as Annie, Robert Wang as Daddy Warbucks, Nicole Schumacher as Miss Hannigan, and Lindy Garrett as Grace.

It is co-produced by Daran Reinholm, Jill Wang and Katherine Williford, all parents of eighth-graders.

Elena Mori (director) and Ruthie Smith (musical director) have staged the Woodside Elementary operetta since 2002 and 2001, respectively. The team was joined in 2003 by choreographer Patti Michelsen, an eigth-grade parent herself. Karen Arimoto-Peterson is the faculty adviser.

The production will be staged in George Sellman Auditorium, located on the school campus at 3195 Woodside Road.

Tickets go on sale to the public on May 23 at $12 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. The June 1 dress rehearsal begins at 6 p.m.; the other performances are at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact the school office at (650) 851-1571, ext. 291.

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