Candidates in the graduate program, directed by Jennifer Katona, provide technical theatre support as students from PS 161’s drama club prepare for the performance. The showcase is part of the Fundamentals of Teaching Technical Theatre course taught by adjunct instructor Paul Brewster and supported by the partnership with the Roundabout Theatre Company.
The PS 161 middle school students have been rehearsing since September under the direction of full-time theatre teacher and CCNY education theatre alumna Wendy Rojas as well as PS 161 teachers Desiree Miller, Tyler Beattie and Wanda Bernard.
The students will sing songs from the classic musical including “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” Little orphan Annie’s inspirational tale of a little girl in 1930s New York City is sure to inspire hope looking towards a brighter tomorrow.
Annie Jr. takes place at 6 p.m., Thursday, December 14 at PS 161 with a community potluck at 5 p.m. To reserve tickets, please click here, and for more information, access the Graduate Program in Educational Theatre website here.
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