Annie, Jr.

By The Royal Theatre (other events)

6 Dates Through Mar 12, 2023




MARCH 9-12, 2023

Little orphan Annie will sing her heart out next month in the Young Players’ production of the popular musical at the Historic Royal Theatre in Benton sponsored by Everett Buick GMC and performed by Young Players.

Dates and Times

Performances are Thursday March 9 - Sunday March 12, 2023

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances (March 9, 10, and 11) will begin at 7:00pm

Saturday and Sunday matinees (March 11 and 12 ) will begin at 2:00pm

Ticket Information

This show is designated as assigned seating. Please check your seating assignment BEFORE completing your purchase. All Tickets are assigned seating and must be chosen in Ticketleap by instructions.  For accessible seating or special needs seating, please email [email protected] or call 501.315.5483 . Ticket prices are $18 General; $15 Seniors 60+, members of the military, and college students with valid ID; $8 Grade 12th and below.

Tickets may be purchased at

The box office will open at 6:00pm on performance dates and the house will open approximately 15 - 20 minutes prior to curtain. Box Office opens at 1:00pm on matinee days.

We highly recommend that tickets be purchased in advance, as we cannot guarantee availability at the door.

About the Play

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book by Thomas Meehan, and score by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, “Annie JR.” features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

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. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

"Annie, Jr.," as are all Music Theatre International's "Broadway Junior" productions, is designed for younger performers through condensed, author-approved versions of classic musicals. The music is written in keys appropriate for developing voices, and all shows can be expanded to accommodate as many performers as can fit on the stage.

Creative Team

Directed by Lauren Lisowe / Student Director Braden Lisowe

Music Direction by Heidi McCartney / Student Music Director Reagan McCartney

Choreography by Amelia Lisowe

Costume Design by Lauren Lisowe

Scenic Design by Angie Neufer

Stage Managed by Bonnie Maisen / Student Stage Manager Seth Nuss

Lighting Design by Tanner Oglesby

Produced by Lauren Lisowe and Daphne Shoppach


Stella Peters as Annie.

• Reagan McCartney as Daddy Warbucks.

• Spencer  Steward and Emma Hicks as Miss Hannigan.

• Maggie Kennedy as Grace.

• Augustus Haggard as Rooster.

• Addie Maisen as Lily.

• Hannah Storment and Callie Crow as Molly.

• Sophie Barker as Duffy.

• Kate Tribble  as Tessie.

• Libby Rawn as July.

• Amelia Lisowe as Pepper.

• Abbie Grace Neufer as Kate.

• Zoey Jones as President Roosevelt.

• Alexandrea Haggard as apple seller.

• Sarah Nuss as Officer Ward (swing).

• Allison Jones as usherette.

• Spencer Forga as dogcatcher

• Aubrey Nelson as Mrs. Greer/NYC Star.

• Brayden Armstrong as Bundles.

• Lawsynn Swanner as Mrs. Pugh.

• Frankie Goldman as Annette (Dance Captain).

• Charles Wright as Drake.

Lucy Farmer as Bert Healy.

Katie Morris as Sandy

Lizzie Glover US for Annie

Skylar Fairley, Dawson Claire Jones , Macy McGinty,  Emma Leek, Lizzie Glover as Featured orphans, Elaine Fose, Caroline Hartsell, Klaire Kilburn, Avery Thornton,  Pilar Primm, Scarlett Pekron, Mary Haslauer, Haddie Hinson and Joel Storment as ensemble.

Safety Protocol

Face coverings are recommended for all patrons not fully vaccinated.

Ticketing is now a contactless transaction.

Location & Contact Information

Email [email protected] or [email protected]


111 N. Market

Benton, Arkansas 72015

501.315.5483 (Theatre)


Seating will be assigned by row and seat number at the time of your purchase.  Please review your seating assignment BEFORE you checkout. 

Please print your tickets and bring them with you to expedite check in. 

If you need accessible or special needs seating, please contact [email protected] or call 501-315-5483.

If you buy your tickets using a MOBILE DEVICE or touch screen, your tickets will be assigned by "best available" for the section you select. To choose your own seats on the seating chart, you must use a laptop, desktop computer or the desktop version of the webpage.  If your seats are not together (see the notification message in the pics) it is because there aren’t that number of seats together in your selected section.  If you purchase seats that aren’t together and this isn’t going to work for you, we will be able to refund your purchase, but will not be able to move your seating assignment.

Refund Policy:  Refunds may be requested up to 24 hours after purchase by sending a request to [email protected]

Due to present circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this event status is subject to change. In the event of cancellation, you will receive a full refund; we're working to ensure you have options in the event of postponement or rescheduling. Seating at the theatre is at full capacity and social distancing cannot be guaranteed. Masks are recommended but are not required.  Concessions will be available before the performance and during intermission. If you have any symptoms of COVID, such as fever or chills, sore throat, cough, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea, etc. please do not attend. Royal Players, Inc., does not assume liability. By purchasing tickets, you agree to assume full liability for any risks incurred before, during, and after the event.

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 1743 Benton, AR 72018