Area schools attend special ‘Annie Jr.’ performances


Pictured are actors starring as orphans in the Pulse Opera House production of “Annie Jr.” Photo provided.

The Pulse Opera House presented "Annie Jr." to approximately 800 students from seven area schools March 6 and 7, marking its 11th year of providing special school shows.

Since the school productions began in 2004 with "The Diary of Anne Frank," the Pulse has offered shows ranging from plays such as "Great Expectations" to musicals including "Narnia, The Musical" to schools in Huntington and Wells counties.

Students attend the shows at the Pulse Opera House in Warren, viewing a live production in a historic theater. While the shortened versions of full-length shows are designed for elementary and middle school students, some high school groups have also attended productions.

Schools attending the performances on March 6 and 7 included Andrews, Flint Springs, Lincoln, Salamonie, Wabash, Huntington Catholic and Southern Wells.

Public performances of "Annie Jr." will be presented March 13, 14 and 15, all at 8 p.m. For reservations, visit www.pulseoperahouse.org or call 375-7017.

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Starring as orphans in the Pulse Opera House production of "Annie Jr." are (front row, from left) Hanna Surfus, Erica Ashley, Maggi Hall, Eve Rowley and Hallie Mounsey; (second row, from left) Abby Grube, Paloma Shull,  Addie Sabinske, Emily Albertson, Piper Balis and Ella Hall; and (third row, from left) Amelia Sabinske, Carley Roth and Maisey Kesler.