“Annie,” a Prescott Center for the Arts production, opened this past weekend at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.  This venue offers a flexible stage with no obstructed views and more seating than their usual theatre.  We attended the Saturday evening performance of this play set during the Depression.  During this election period, elements of the story seem timely as it portrays a super wealthy businessman interacting with a Democratic President.  Eleven-year-old Carly Fonda did a great job in the lead role as Annie.  Versatile Dina Mountcastle played the mean orphanage matron Miss Hannigan.  Christopher Eubank’s commanding presence and bald head fit the bill for Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks.  I especially enjoyed Timothy Keena as sleazy Rooster.  The orphans, who include Sage Taylor, portray waifs while belting out their assigned songs with aplomb.  One of the most remarkable performances was by Sandy, Annie’s dog.  Too bad he didn’t get to take a final bow wow.  If you haven’t seen this production, don’t miss one of the performances next weekend.

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