Quincy High School begins to bring "Annie" to life

This was the first time the cast got on stage.

The little orphan Annie is coming to the Tri-States.

Quincy Senior High School took the stage Friday for the first time to begin bringing the musical "Annie" to life.

It's an exhilarating feeling for the cast.

When 6th grader Meredith Spradlin found out she would be playing Annie, she felt excited.

"Really excited, and nervous. Like, kind of a dream," Spradlin said.

The musical will have around two hundred students putting this show on stage.

And while the show isn't only a day away this cast is already feeling the show come together.

Remy McClain knows the hard work it takes to put the show together.

"Every day after school we meet, and so it takes a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of concentration to be able to actually get it working," McClain said.

For Laura Dupont, this is the first time she's performing on stage at QHS.

"I've always wanted to do a show, and when I found out it was Annie this year, I was just like excited for it, and I think it's going to be great, so excited to get ready for it. It's kind of nerve racking but I'm really excited just to like see how everything will fit in together," Dupont said.

"It's so kid friendly, and yet it's so happy. It has such a happy ending, so it's really nice," McClain said.

The show is comprised of students ranging from the 3rd grade, through seniors in high school.

Annie will open on stage on November 6th and will run through November 10th.

Tickets go on sale on October 18.

For more information, contact the QHS Music Office at 217-224-3774.

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