“Annie” Meet & Greet with Acting Academy

Our Acting Academy students will be performing “Annie Jr.” in May and to learn a little bit about the show, they not only had the chance to attend “Annie” while on the MainStage, two of the show’s leads came to take questions about being actors.

Acting Academy is an after-school program that fosters an environment where students are welcome to express themselves while learning about the world of theatre! Acting Academy strives to create a safe space for students to explore and expand their minds in a personal and professional manner while learning skills to use in and outside of the classroom.

It was an honor to meet these amazing actors and get to ask questions about how to prepare for their performances in May. Our students even learned how to tap into different emotions when you’re on stage. Miss Hannigan (Stefanie Londino) shared how she taps into that meaner energy when that’s not normally how she acts and Annie (Rainey Treviño) talked about how she makes herself cry on stage at every performance.

RAINIER (RAINEY) TREVIÑO (Annie) is humbly honored to bring this spunky icon of optimism and resilience to life. Forever grateful to the Annie creatives and Paul Hardt. Special thanks to Kim Pedell, Marc Tumminelli, Lisa Wallace, Hugh Copeland, Candice Heidelberg-Denison, Amelia DeMayo, Gulnara Mitzanova, Dianna Swenson, Hurrah Players, my family and friends. @rainiertrevino

STEFANIE LONDINO (Miss Hannigan) is gleefully stepping back into her snakeskin pumps for season two. National tours: Annie (Miss Hannigan), A Bronx Tale (Rosina), Fiddler on the Roof (Shaindel). Off-Broadway: The Mayor of Williamsburg (HERE Arts Center), What Do Critics Know? (The York Theater), Flak House (Actors Temple Theater), Red Wine in Paper Cups (TheaterNOW). Selected regional: My Name is Asher Lev (Playhouse on Park), Honky Tonk Angels (STONC). BFA University of Utah. Lead singer of rock band West Side Waltz, music out everywhere. Endless gratitude to Hubs, JB, Boo. Follow the shen-Hannigans on IG @stefanielondino