Cayman students tackle ‘Annie Jr.’

The young cast from Musicians Ltd School of Music and Performing Arts have been rehearsing since January.

With just a week to go before the curtain rises for the opening night of “Annie Jr.” at the Harquail Theatre, excitement is building for the young cast from Musicians Ltd School of Music and Performing Arts.

Forty-six students from both public and private schools across Cayman have been working tirelessly since January to bring one of the world’s best-loved musicals to life.

Musical Director Janine Stabler chose this lively show for its catchy songs and fast-paced dance numbers that both the young and young-at-heart will know and love. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning musical, with a book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, “Annie Jr.” features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a hard-knock start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils the conniving Miss Hannigan, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Sophie Dickson stars as Annie, with McKenna Knapik playing Miss Hannigan, Ethan Almeida as Oliver Warbucks, Jessica Bridges as Rooster Hannigan and Natalie Bolland as Lily St. Regis.

Part of the proceeds from the show will go to the Cayman Arts Trust, a new initiative providing free instrumental and performing arts lessons to government schools.

Ticket are $25 for adults and $15 for children and are available online at Front Row Solutions Limited. Visit


  • Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m.

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