By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — Columbus Catholic High School will offer a look inside an orphanage during the Great Depression with its rendition of the renowned musical “Annie.”
Performances will take place in the Hugh J. Deeny auditorium at Columbus Catholic High School on Sept. 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 1 at 1 p.m.
The play features a large portion of the Columbus student body.
“We have a cast of 38, a musical pit crew of eight, and a light/sound crew of five,” said Drama Director Tom Zimmerman. “All in all, 51 of the 129 students at Columbus are directly involved with the music, which is about 38-40 percent of the student body. … I am very pleased to have much of the full school involved in one event.”
The musical “Annie” is set in New York City in 1933 during the Great Depression. A spirit of hope and determination is the catalyst through which the music and script is presented to the audience.
Tickets for “Annie” are $10 for ages 18-65 and $6 for ages 6-17 and 66 and older. Children under five are free.
Tickets are available at the Columbus Media Center, or call Columbus High School at 715-387-2444 between 7:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. On Sept. 30 a dinner theater will be offered for $20, which includes the show and a chicken dinner. Tickets to the dinner show must be purchased by 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 27.