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Young Performers Ensemble presents Annie Jr.

Pictured are Annie Jr. cast members (left to right, top to bottom) Chase Blasing, Amelia Blasing, Elise Marek, Lindsey Marek, Abby Sauvola, Patrick Wagner, Stella Mottl, Morgan Strahlman, Faith Lindahl, Coba Darrow, Mary Sandberg, Zaylin Sweet and Hayden Bahneman. (Submitted photo)

New Richmond

The Old Gem Theater's Young Performers Ensemble presents "Annie Jr." The show is a "By Kids, For Kids" production where an all-student cast performs popular plays and musicals.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23; 7 p.m. Friday, March 24; 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26.

"Annie Jr." tells the story of orphans trying to make it in depression-era New York City. Surrounded by colorful characters, Annie is dropped into the lap of luxury in a millionaire's mansion and works her way into everyone's heart. "Annie Jr." is a condensed version of the Broadway smash hit "Annie" and features the favorite tunes from that show including "It's a Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," and "Tomorrow."

Members of the Young Performers' Ensemble include: Mary Sandberg and Faith Lindahl of Somerset; Patrick Wagner of Hudson; Elise Marek and Lindsey Marek of Stillwater; and Hayden Bahneman, Zaylin Sweet, Morgan Strahlman, Coba Darrow, Amelia Blasing, Chase Blasing, Stella Mottl and Abby Sauvola of New Richmond.

Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for ticket reservations or more information. For upcoming attractions and information about classes, visit

The Old Gem is located at 116 South Knowles Avenue in New Richmond and is handicapped accessible.