Opera company setting the stage for poor Annie

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Orphan Annie is looking for friends as she prepares for her arrival in Selkirk in February.

The local amateur operatic society has chosen the popular show Annie for its 2015 production.

And the society is holding an enrolment night at 7pm on Tuesday (August 26), in the music department of the high school.

President Alistair Pattullo told The Southern: “New and returning members, young and older, will be most welcome and we’ll have a bit of a sing-song and introduce everyone to this year’s show.

“Annie is a great show and although it’s got youngsters in it, the show still needs a big adult cast, including lots of guys. I’m hoping lots of people will come along for good fun, a bit of exercise, some socialising, singing, dancing and entertaining the good folk of the Borders.

“Annie is a spirited Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as well as a lovable mutt named Sandy – auditions for suitable dogs will be held at a later date.”