Arts & Entertainment
Hundreds gathered in downtown Madison on Saturday, April 21 to celebrate the achievements and honor the struggle of African-Americans at the annual NAACP parade.
Printed in the April 26, 2012 edition
Like Mama said, the best way to a small town's heart is through its stomach.
The Madison Community Theater debuts “Annie” at Morgan County High School
it’s a hard knock life Orphans exchange looks about Annie’s situation. Left: Daddy Warbucks, played by Glad Krieman, dances with Annie (Alissa Benkoski). photos by angelina bellebuono
bAck on easy street Lily St. Peters, played by Savannah Duan, sings hopefully about the future. Left: Sandy, played by Noah Prior, gets a head scratch.
SMILES For the radio (left), on Easy Street (center), and on the radio again (right).
GRATITUDE AND ATTITUDE left: The servants at Mr. Warbucks’ celebrate Annie adoption. Above: Rooster, played by Jeremy Skidmore, and Lily St. Peters are gently removed from Mr. Warbucks’ house.
Printed in the April 19, 2012 edition.
High school’s Sophomore Congress is in session
Members of the legislative body entered the room with tactful poise, forming a line of well polished black-laced shoes, crisp ties and chic blouses. They began to greet their partisan members with respect and sincerity before taking a seat, equipped to defend their ideas with months of meticulous research.
By Kathryn Schiliro
The sun will come out tomorrow, but the play is set for this Friday and Saturday.
Madison Community Theater (MCT), the county's locally grown drama troupe, will present the much-beloved American classic "Annie" on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 at Morgan County High School.
There are about 70 local children and adults in the production, with Morgan County High School senior Laura Margaret Burbach and Morgan County Middle School seventh grader Alissa Benkoski splitting the role of outspoken, orphan girl Annie. In fact, this is Laura Margaret's last production with MCT, and "she is thrilled to get to play Annie," according to Sarah Burbach, Laura Margaret's mother and MCT Board of Directors president.
In addition to the 70 cast members, this production marks MCT's first use of an all-student orchestra.
"'Annie' is making a comeback nationwide, and it is a good show to showcase both the strong older players and the younger kids new to MCT," Sarah writes in an e-mail. "It has good name recognition with a story that attracts people of all ages."