"Annie" actors appear on Openline

Sailor Peterson, who plays Annie, and Allen Alvig, who takes on the role of Daddy Warbucks, were guests on the November 28th Openline program on KXRA-AM.

(Alexandria, MN)  The sun may come out tomorrow, but a guarantee is that the show will start on Thursday.  "ANNIE" will begin its run at the Andria Theatre Thursday, November 30th and will run through December 10th.  

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie, (played by Sailor Peterson) charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan (played by Cathy Snyder). With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (played by Chuck Grussing)! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks (played by Allen Alvig), his personal secretary, Grace Farrell (played by Paige Knorek), and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Sharon Thalman is directing the Andria Theatre production.  Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 3rd and 10th at 2:00pm.  Tickets can be bought online through this link.

The cast list includes:


  • Annie- Sailor Peterson
  • Molly- Lily Eken
  • Pepper- Jordan Rymer
  • Duffy- Parker Zwack
  • July- Roxanne Sweetwater
  • Tessie- Malorie Raether
  • Kate- Jeryn Drewes
  • Mary- Allie Trombley
  • Jane- Abigail Nelson


  • Miss Hannigan- Cathy Snyder
  • Bundles McCloskey- Nick Segaar
  • Rooster- Randy Martin
  • Lily St. Regis- Karmen Lemm

Warbucks Household:

  • Warbucks- Allen Alvig
  • Grace- Paige Knorek
  • Drake- Jeff Roste
  • Cecille (maid)- Amara Henneman
  • Annette (maid)- Hannah Rinicker
  • Maid number 3- Shaylen Hollenbeck
  • Mrs Greer- Kristi Greathouse
  • Mrs. Pugh- Ruth Blom
  • Manservant- Jake Stone
  • Manservant- Jon Provence

Radio Show:

  • Bert Healy- Jake Stone
  • Bonnie Boylan- Madeline Dudley
  • Connie Boylan- Kathryn Tomoson
  • Ronnie Boylan- Sarenity Klein
  • Suzy McCracken w/dummy- Emily Kaatz
  • Jimmy Johnson- Scott Giannone
  • SFX Lady- Sarah Biver


  • Roosevelt- Chuck Grussing
  • Ickes- Zach Conover
  • Morganthau- Scott Giannone
  • Perkins- Rachel Barduson
  • Hull- Jon Provance
  • Howe- Nick Segaar
  • Judge Brandeis- John Thalmann

Street Scene:

  • Sandy - Eddie the wonder dog
  • Apple Seller- Pat Finnestad
  • Lt. Ward- Scott Giannone
  • Newspaper Boy- Jonah Heidelberger
  • Street Boy- Addison Randazzo

Hooverville (Individual roles to be determined):

  • Sofie- Rachel Barduson
  • Zach Conover
  • Emily Kaatz
  • Beth Odden
  • Paula Wojick
  • Ahndree Conn
  • Meagen Lindberg
  • Dawn Houska
  • Amelia Meier
  • Addison Randazzo
  • Sarah Biver
  • Jonah Heidelberger
  • Jon Provance
  • Tyler Tolifson
  • Pat Finnestad


In addition to the actors above also-

  • Star to Be- Katy Robinson
  • Usherette- Madeline Dudley