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Beloved orphan ‘Annie’ comes to Lake City Playhouse

Spencer Normington is Daddy Warbucks and Ruby Krajic is Little Orphan Annie in the Lake City Playhouse production of the iconic musical “Annie.” (Lake City Playhouse)
Spencer Normington is Daddy Warbucks and Ruby Krajic is Little Orphan Annie in the Lake City Playhouse production of the iconic musical “Annie.” (Lake City Playhouse)

For almost 100 years, and in just about every medium imaginable, little orphan Annie has captured the hearts of audiences the world around.

It started with Harold Gray’s comic strip of the same name, which debuted in 1924. The plucky redhead then inspired a radio show, multiple films and even a Broadway musical, which is where Lake City Playhouse comes in.

Lake City’s production of “Annie” opens Friday and runs through Dec. 16.

As the story goes, Annie (Ruby Krajic), tired of living in an orphanage with the cruel Miss Hannigan (Kalla Mort) decides to escape and find her parents.

Though her first attempt is unsuccessful, Annie has a second chance at life outside the orphanage when Grace (Jen Kleinkauf), assistant to the billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Spencer Normington) whisks Annie away to the Warbucks home.

But things don’t go quite as planned once Hannigan’s brother Rooster (Seth Weddle) and his girlfriend Lily St. Regis (Alyssa Day) get involved.

If you go: Today through Dec. 16. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene; $23-$25. Tickets available through www.lakecityplayhouse.org.

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