They‘re not on stage at the same time, and John Noble, who plays the one-and-only Daddy Warbucks, says each of the girls adds a little something different to her performance of the role.
“It‘s a wonderful difference,” Noble says. “Each one is their own Annie. It‘s exhilarating for me when we rehearse in rapid-fire succession.”
Portraying the mop-top orphan who wins over the gruff millionaire with her smile and positive attitude are: Sophia Herr of Latrobe, fourth-grade student at Mountain View Elementary School (10 a.m. Friday); Carolyn Jerz of Greensburg, home-schooled fifth-grade student (
7:30 p.m. Friday) [actually 2pm Sunday]; Julia Boyle of Greensburg, sixth-grade student at Aquinas Academy (7:30 p.m. Saturday), and Grace Rusnica of Irwin, fifth-grade student at West Hempfield Elementary School ( 2 p.m. Sunday) [actually 7:30pm Friday].
Carolyn says she has appeared in two other productions with Stage Right in ensemble roles, but being cast as Annie is a special honor for a young actress.
“It‘s the part every girl dreams of,” she says.
Once On This Island (next weekend)
Make a date with #HeartOurArt at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Why Our Children Don't Think There Are Moral Facts
I'm Gradually Losing My Hearing. (It’s Part of Aging.)
Why the Weather Channel's Hype Has Lost Me for Good
Come see Carolyn as “The Girl” in The Fantasticks, Oct 18-27.