Primary 7 Show Club pupils were thrilled to take to the stage for the first time in two years to perform the hit musical Annie Jr.
Held in MacRobert Hall, families were welcomed through the doors for an evening of fun, laughter and fantastic musical performances.
Mrs Rose, Teacher of Drama shared: “The cast of Annie contended with many changes to our production plan as Covid continued to challenge us! However, the children and staff team rose above adversity and staged a brilliant production of ‘Annie Jr’ in MacRobert Hall. The children sang, danced and acted with passion, enthusiasm and joy with the audience’s applause was a wonderful, long awaited and well deserved reward for their efforts. As Director/Choreographer I could not have wished for a better performance from our cast and I know the experience and special memories of being in this show will live with everyone for a long time, and for all the very best reasons. I really am so proud of every single cast member - the sun most definitely did ‘come out’, in the end!
Mrs Massie, Principal Teacher of Music added: “After almost two years of no P7 Show Club, we were thrilled to start rehearsals for ‘Annie Jr’ back in August - even with small groups and a lot of restrictions! We held auditions at the beginning of September and with a cast of 82 we knew it was going to be a challenge, as the full cast only came together 4 weeks ago! Our performance for parents was a triumph and after 13 years of P7 Show productions this one will always feel like our biggest achievement. We had so many hurdles along the way and the final performance was outstanding. Each and every pupil felt involved and gained the experience of a live performance.”
Mrs Webb added: "Thank you to all the parents who generously donated £395.31 at the end of the evening which will be shared between our Junior School charities of The Archie Foundation and Mrs Murray’s Cat & Dog Home.”
Based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, the Broadway musical follows the story of 11 year old Annie, her journey leaving the orphanage to explore New York City and her dreams to find her biological parents. The original production was first performed in 1976 with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and hit songs such as “It’s a Hard Knock Life’ and ‘Tomorrow’ still being popular today.