The hard-knock life: Crosstown musical brings 'Annie' to the Helena stage

Megan Michelotti If you go

What: Crosstown production of “Annie”

When: Nov. 10-12 and 17-19 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Capital High School auditorium

Cost: Tickets are $10 per adult and $8 for students and seniors at the door or online at

It may be snowing outside, but don’t worry. The sun will come out Thursday when Helena’s two AA high schools put on “Annie” for their annual crosstown musical.

“We chose ‘Annie’ because the songs are contagious,” said Laura Brayko, who is the show’s choreographer and teaches drama and English at Capital High School. “I can think of no show to shake off the COVID-19 cobwebs than Annie. ‘The sun will come out tomorrow.’”

In a tale of rags-to-riches during the Great Depression, Annie teaches billionaire Oliver Warbucks a thing or two about what it truly means to live a rich life, and it has nothing to do with money.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Helena High School and Capital High School have been putting on crosstown musicals together for 17 years, since “Romeo and Juliet” in 2005, according to Robert

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