Monday, June 24, 2013

It's a Hard-Knock Life: from Script to Stage

What happens when the poorest girl in the world meets the richest man in the world? This question is answered in the classic story of ANNIE the Musical [link:]. Learn more about the history of ANNIE by visiting the PBS Annie site [link:]. Be sure to check out the old-timey radio show all about our favorite red head! [link:].

Set your DVRs or plan to kick back and relax by watching the PBS documentary, “It’s The Hard Knock Life: From Script to Stage” which premieres on June 28 at 9 pm . The adorable orphans will certainly steal your heart as they sing and dance their way from the rehearsal hall to Opening Night!

Leapin’ lizards! YOU can see "ANNIE" live on stage next month!
It’s an all new production of one of the most acclaimed musicals of the past 35 years! 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. And now, alongside her signature pal dog, Sandy, she’s set her sights on making us grin from ear to ear right here in Carroll, Iowa!
Performances are in the Recreation Center Auditorium 716 N Grant Road
July 18 7:30 PM
July 19 7:30 PM
July 20 7:30 PM
July 21 6:00PM
ANNIE is produced by the Carroll Arts Council, Carroll Community Theatre, All String Attached Orchestra and the Carroll Youth Theater.
Tickets are $6.50 for students and $10 for adults.  To purchase tickets to ANNIE please contact Laura Comito at (712) 775-2035 or email


Tickets are on sale now for the Carroll Arts Council
Carroll Community Theatre
Carroll Youth Theater
All Strings Attached Production of

Adults $10
Students $6.50

Available at
Carroll Rec Center
Artworks Studio
CCSB Hy-Vee Branch

"ANNIE" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684

Monday, June 17, 2013

It's hard knock life....

but it's also so much fun- especially when you get to rehearse with such talented people.

I haven't posted much lately because I have been knee deep in orphans for our upcoming production of "ANNIE"

This are going well. In fact we are right on schedule for rehearsals and little bit ahead of schedule for sets and props. Two weeks ago I took this video of my orphans learning the choreography  to "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" this video was taken on day three of rehearsals. I am so proud of my Orphalins!

 I think the Orphans are going to steal the show!
July 18, 19, 20 7:30 PM
July 21 6:00PM
Recreation Center Auditorium
Carroll, Iowa
Tickets available at CCSB Hy-Vee Branch, Artworks Studio, Carroll Recreation Center
$10 Adults
$6.50 students