Annie, played by Julia Yameen, with Sandy, MiniMe Sachs
Annie, played by Julia Yameen, with Sandy, MiniMe Sachs

By Nancye Tuttle

Sun Correspondent

NASHUA, N.H. -- The Actorsingers celebrate the 35th anniversary of Annie, everyone's favorite musical, with a lavish production, featuring a cast of 55 people, plus one cute dog, Nov. 9-11 at Edmund Keefe Auditorium, 117 Elm St.

It stars 11-year-old Julia Yameen of Amesbury as optimistic orphan Annie. Kerry Schneider of Nashua is Miss Hannigan and Micky Molongosky of Tyngsboro is Lily St. Regis. MiniMe Sachs, a rescue dog from Georgetown is Annie's dog Sandy.

Performances are Fri., Nov. 9, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 10, 2 and 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 11, 2 p.m. $20, adults; $18, students and seniors. All seats reserved. 603-320-1870 or www.actorsingers.org.

On the marquee

LUCK BE A LADY: North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly brings the classic Guys and Dolls to audiences Oct. 30-Nov. 11. Set in Prohibition-era New York, it's about Sarah Brown, an uptight "mission doll" out to reform the evildoers in Times Square. She meets Sky Masterson, the high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love. $40-$70 at 978-232-7200 or www.nsmt.org.

MURDER MYSTERY: Cannon Theatre, 410 Great Road, Littleton Center, presents Murdered to Death, Peter Gordon's murder-mystery spoof of Agatha Christie thrillers. Performances Nov. 2-3, 9-10, 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 3 matinee at 1 p.m. $20, adults; $15, seniors and students.; $10, kids under 12 at www.mktix.com or lbourque@thecannontheatre.org.

A SIMPLER TIME: Wheelock Family Theatre opens its 32nd season with Anne of Green Gables, a story of simple times but not of a simple girl. Through Nov. 18 at Wheelock College, 180 The Riverway, Boston. www.WheelockFamilyTheatre.org.

THEY'RE FLYIN': Theatre with a Twist takes audiences to Neverland this weekend with a musical production of Peter Pan at Littleton High School, 56 King St., Littleton. The musical, complete with Peter, Tinkerbell, Wendy, John, Michael, Capt. Hook and the Lost Boys, is based on James Barrie's classic. Shows Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $12.50; $10.50 seniors and students at www.theatrewithatwist.org or at door.

Nancye Tuttle's email is nancyedt@verizon.net.