Theater Company Celebrates Youth with Opening of “Annie”

Portage – Regional Performing Arts Company opens their first showing of the family favorite musical Annie on September 22 in the Portage West High School Auditorium. Set during the Great Depression, Annie tells the story of a young orphan chosen to live with the billionaire Oliver Warbucks to help promote his image. Through his connections, Warbucks searches for Annie’s birth parents which leads to zany imposters at every turn.

Starring Kaelyn Wallin as Annie and Bradley Gobin/Tony Summerville as Oliver Warbucks, the cast of more than two dozen child actors bursts onto stage with great energy and excitement. The production also features Chloe Jancosek as Mrs. Hannigan, Emma Johnson as Grace Farrell, Jordan Dashiell as Rooster and Keegan Darr as Lily St. Regis.

Dedicated to serving youth in and around Porter County, Regional Performing Arts Company is a theater group that showcases young talent in its productions. Requiring students to regularly fill out roles intended for actors of all ages, RPAC helps build confidence and interpersonal skills in their young actors. RPAC is centered in Portage, but partners with organizations across the county such as Faith Church in Valparaiso and Del Segno Music Studios in Portage to bring more performing opportunities to more students throughout the school year.

Annie will run at PHS West Auditorium September 22, 23, 29 & 30, with the curtain opening at 7:00 p.m. each night. General Admission tickets are available for $7. For tickets or more information, visit or call (219) 779-7440.

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