Current Production:


Friday May 16th @ 7:30pm
Saturday May 17th @ 2:00pm
Saturday May 17th @ 7:30pm
Sunday May 18th @ 2:00pm

Thursday May 22nd @ 7:30pm
Friday May 23th @ 7:30pm
Saturday May 24th @ 7:30pm
Sunday May 25th @ 2:00pm

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Des Moines Social Club
Kum & Go Theater
900 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre is proud to bring you Annie Jr! This production is edited for young audiences to a total run time of approximately 90 minutes with intermission.  But don’t worry, all of you favorite characters, moments and songs are still in there! Rated G. Entertaining for all ages.

Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage in ANNIE JR, an adaptation of one of the world’s best-loved and most-performed musicals.

With pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone she meets despite a next-to-nothing start in the Depression-era New York City of the 1930s. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.

When billionaire Oliver Warbucks decides to invite an orphan to his mansion for Christmas, Annie gets her chance to experience NYC anew outside the confines of the orphanage. Despite Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, Annie befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new home alongside Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Our Sandy


Hi, my name is Willow. I am a 35 year old brunette who started out as a waitress in a dive restaurant…..Wait, that’s not true, that would be Sandra Bullock. Really I am a 5 year old natural blonde who unfortunately spent my previous life in a cage making puppies until I could no longer reproduce. At that time, I was discarded like a broken tool until I was rescued by Iowa Golden Retriever Rescue. I found my “forever” home with my failed foster mom, Teri King, my big sister Rain and a dumb cat, Taz, who thinks he is a dog. My first paying gig was a photo shoot in a Christmas advertisement and I currently spend quality time as a Therapy Dog.

Annie Rachel Forney
Molly Tatum Lowell
Pepper Barbara Reed
Duffy Makenna Dempsey
Kate (u/s Annie) Annika Baker
Tessie Kaitlyn Forney
July Risa Vandergrift
Orphan Ensemble Tess Bandstra
Sage Johnson (u/s Kate)
Elena Schlax
Miss Hannigan Samantha Robinson
Grace Marisa Spahn
Drake Jacob Forney
Warbucks Nick Black
Star-to-Be Stella Webster
Rooster Isaac Anderson
Lily Kyra Berg
Apple Seller, Announcer’s Voice,
Bert Healy, Louis Howe
Gabe Schebel
Bundles McCloskey, President Roosevelt,
Man in Brownstone Window
Kiernan Wagner
Dog Catcher Iris Christensen
Lt. Ward, Mrs. Greer Emma Burriola
Cecille, Usherette Madison Sheets
Annette Megan Eastwood

Production Team:
Director / Choreographer – Megan Helmers
Music Director / Pianist – Francine Griffith
Stage Manager / AD – Korey Williams
Asst. Choreo / 2nd Keyboard -  Glori Dei Filippone
Costumes – Hanna Leih / Lizzy Feilmeier
Props – Ginny Malcomson / Yvette Hermann
Set / Light Designer – Jay Jagim
Projections – Ben Blystone
Producer – Bob Filippone