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anniecastThe full cast of “Annie,” produced by Clinton County Showcase. The show premiers this weekend and continues the following weekend. PHOTO BY MELISSA WILKINSON    This holiday season, Clinton County Showcase presents a heartwarming tale of friendship, family and perseverance.
    The showcase will debut its most recent production, Broadway musical “Annie,” beginning Dec. 7. The popular Depression-era show features uplifting music, live animals and a touching story about a young orphan struggling to find her parents. “Annie” is filled with spirit and fun for both children and adults.
    General admission is $12; $10 for students, seniors and active military. Showtimes for “Annie” are as follows: 
Friday, Dec. 7: 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8: 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9: 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14: 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15: 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16: 2 p.m.
    Tickets are on sale now. Visit to purchase tickets or for more information.
Complete cast list:
Annie: Madeline Venhaus
Oliver Warbucks: Michael Klostermann
Grace Farrell: Alexis Strieker
Ms. Hannigan: Jennifer Klostermann

Rooster: Sean Thomas
Lily St. Regis: Mallory Golden
Molly: Aubri Landreth
Pepper: Shelby Peters
Duffy: Hollyn Diamond
Tessie: Olivia Hilmes
July: Riley Evans
Kate: Sydney Hunzicker
Bernadette: Ella Detmer
Ruth: Sylvia Heiligenstein
Brooke: Angeleen Wesselmann
Holly: Ella Patterson-Heier
Mr. Bundles/Hooverville: Dustin McSparin.
Ward/Servant/Bull: Nick Bowman
Dog Catcher/Servant/Radio Engineer: Nick Christ
Eddie/Servant/Morganthau: Ben Wilke
Hooverville/Mrs. Greer: Raquel Lemanski
Hooverville/Drake: Steve Klostermann
Hooverville/Eleanor Roosevelt: Deb Winter
Cecille/Boylan Sister: Tara Kellerman
Sophie/Annette/Star-to-be: Kelsey Loddeke
Hooverville/Mrs. Pugh/Usherette: Tara Hilmes
Hooverville/Bert Healy/Servant: Sonny Lunn.
Servant/Boylan Sister: Anna Klostermann
Servant/Boylan Sister: Chloe Wankel
Hooverville/Servant/McCracken and Wacky: Lois Kellermann
Hooverville/Servant: Lisa Bowman
Franklin D. Roosevelt: John Winter
Perkins: Donna Goetz
Ickes/Brandeis: Ken Voegeli
Sandy: Gertie Kuper
Production team:
Director: Dustin McSparin
Assistant Director: Ben Wilke
Music Director: Steve Klostermann
Choreographer: Sean Thomas
Production Assistants: Madison Ratermann, Bridgette Johnson
Lighting and Design: Madison Ratermann, Bridgette Johnson
Sound Design: Braden Price
Costumer: Jennifer Klostermann
Stage Manager: Tara Peters
Set Design: Dustin McSparin, Tara Peters
Construction: Brian Niemeyer, Greg Kuper, John Winter
Painters: Dustin McSparin, Tara Peters, Zach Peters, Madison Ratermann, Bridgette Johnson, Nathan Olliges, Braden Price, Ben Wilke, Nick Bowman, Anna Venhaus, Shelby Peters, Susan Heiligenstein, Sean Thomas, Tara Kellermann, Chloe Wankel, Alexis Strieker, Tiffany Wesselmann, Kylee Wesselmann, Anna Klostermann, Tara Hilmes, Lora Heier
Stage Crew: Luke Hilmes, Nathan Olliges, Kylee Wesselmann, Logan Detmer and cast.
Animal Control: Greg Kuper, Lori Kuper
Special Thanks: Brian Niemeyer, United States Postal Service of Breese, Centralia Cultural Society, Braden Price, Looking Glass Playhouse, James Peters, Zach Peters, Gene Budde, Sean Kellerman, Cameron Kretchmer.

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