Drama club prepares for ‘Annie’

The Norton High School drama club is getting ready for its performances of the musical “Annie.” About 35 students, including some from the middle school, make up the cast and crew, and the music director’s dog will appear as Sandy. Arlene Koellner, the drama director, said the students have been rehearsing since mid-October, and the show includes familiar songs, such as “Tomorrow” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.” “Last year was the first year in a while that we did a musical, and we had record crowds, so we’re hoping to repeat that this year,” she said. The performances will take place in the Norton Middle School auditorium, at 215 West Main St., at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. Jan. 20. Admission is $7 for all ages.