Eastside Theater Company presents classic musical ‘Annie’

Lisa K. Anderson, ” Sunny musical set in 1933 opens on Friday at Eastside Theater Company in Troutdale ” Gresham Outlook, Pamplin Media Group, Web

Playing the title character of “Annie” has been a longtime dream for both fifth-grader Ania Vilius and fourth-grader Ellen Horton at Corbett Grade School.

The two share the lead role of Annie in Eastside Theater Company’s production of the beloved musical opening Friday, March 2, at The Chapel in Troutdale. Both say they hope audiences take away Annie’s positivity and hopefulness.

“Annie is always trying to make the best out of things,” notes Vilius. Horton adds “This is really a meaningful show.”

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COURTESY PHOTO: KAREN HAWLEY – Ania Vilius, left, and Ellen Horton portray the title character in Eastside Theater Companys upcoming production of Annie.