This May, St Rita’s College will open the doors of Trinity Hall for 3 performances of Annie. Opening night is Friday, 1 May at 7:30pm, followed by two performances on Saturday, 2 May. Tickets are on sale now through www.trybooking.com/123718
Gabrielle Lofthouse is set to play the endearing role of Annie. In person, she is as bright and bubbly as the loveable character and it is understandable why she was cast as the lead. Enjoy this brief interview with the star of Annie and don’t forget to book your seats as tickets are selling fast!
What was your first ever role?
I was in a little theatre group called Fame, we did a musical called a ghosts story and I played one of the main characters.
If you could score any role, which character would you play?
Being a Disney princess would be so cool!
Why did you want to play Annie?
Annie is gorgeous. She exudes optimism. People can’t help but love her.
What did you do when you found out you got the part?
I looked at the casting list, saw my name and screamed.
What has the character taught you?
Annie has taught me to be optimistic, even in really horrible times.
What is your favourite scene in Annie?
The opening scene because it introduces all of the characters to the audience…and you know what they say, “If you have a great opening scene, the rest of the show is going to be great” (I actually don’t know if they say that).
What is your favourite song from the musical?
N.Y.C. I’ve always been fond of it.
If you could change anything about the character, what would that be?
I wouldn’t want to change anything because Annie is such a beautiful character that brings hope to people when they most need it. Annie is perfect. She may have flaws but that’s what makes her a realistic character.