'Annie' to hit Marshall stage this week

'Annie' to hit Marshall stage this week

Leapin' lizards! Marshall School is set to perform the musical Annie this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 23-25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fregeau Auditorium.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Ticket prices for the Marshall School performance of Annie are $8 for adults, $5 for students, $3 for Marshall School students.


Cast list

Annie - Madeline Casey

Warbucks - Jake Polinsky

Grace Farrell - Elle Scott

Miss Hannigan - Mary Nyhus

Rooster - Eric Fredrickson

Lilly - Mary Sawin

Bert Healy - Paul Yoon

Boylan Sisters - Sissi Gao, Anais Tilner, Lucy Philbin


Molly - Molly Shottenbauer

Kate - Abbie Amundsen

Tessie - Grace Semaan

Pepper - Nevina Robinson

July - Susan Christianson

Duffy - Ariana Shimmin

Sunny - Nicole Weber


Drake - Connor Friday

Cecille - Rachel DeWitte

Annette - Lucy Philbin

Mrs Greer - Alex Miller

Mrs. Pugh - Kayla Stine


President Roosevelt - Farley Hammond

Bundles - Holden Ketchum

Officer Howe - Jack Schenk

Sandy - C.J. Miller

President's cabinet, Hooverville/NYC crowd, radio show extras, other support roles:

Sissi Gao, Hannah Matthews, Sam Voigt, Holden Ketchum, Gianna Colareta, Abbie Amundsen, Elyse Orn, Gabriel Ehlers-Nelson, Reed Williams, Trang Quynh Le

Topper Tunnels

One of our traditions is to send state bound students off to their competition with a "topper tunnel." where all students line the front hallway and cheer for their classmates. Some of the teams and activities honored recently include:

  • Math League
  • Dance
  • Robotics
  • All State Music
  • Tennis
  • CyberPatriots



There might be plenty of paths from Korea to New York City's theater stages, but Paul Yoon may have taken one of the longer routes. The 2016 Marshall graduate started his journey in our Fregeau Auditorium and now finds himself at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Click below to learn more about Paul's journey from the Korea to the Big Apple with a critical layover in the Twin Ports!

Many people feel this is the best time of the year because of all the holidays, celebrations, and cheer as we wrap up another trip around the sun. More than a few others celebrate lists this time of year. Top moments of 2017, top movies of 2017, top sports plays of 2017 ... all those year-end lists give us chances to compare, contrast, debate and delve into a year's worth of memories. We're lucky at Marshall to have Kim Kosmatka as our photographer. She's talented, she's the best at capturing those "Marshall moments," and she knows our school and students so well! We've asked Ms. Kosmatka to put together her 17 best photos from 2017, and we'll be unveiling one per day leading up to 2018. The first photo, along with a bit of insider info from Ms. Kosmatka, will be on our Facebook page December 15. Be sure to head there each day to see this list unfold. And, since it is the giving season, be sure to give our Marshall School page a "like" and a "follow" if you haven't yet. Let's also spread the cheer to those outside of the Marshall community (and, in turn, give Ms. Kosmatka some much-deserved love) by hitting the "share" button on these fantastic photos images for which we are so thankful!