Morgan Hotchkiss
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Madeline Shaffer
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Maja Buck
Music Director
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April 14, 15, & 16, at 6:30 PM

Multiple Casts

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80110


January 11 – April 7
Mondays, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 PM


Saturday, January 9
45 Minute Time Slot
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tech Week

Sunday, April 11
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Monday, April 12
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, April 13
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Spring 2021

Join PAA’s 2nd – 6th grade students for a performance of Annie Jr!

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Book by

Music by

Lyrics by

Presented on Broadway by
Mike Nichols

Originally Produced by
Irwin Meyer
Stephen R. Friedman
Lewis Allen

Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Icarus Productions

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”®
By Permission of The Tribune Media Services, Inc.

Annie Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Space is limited and registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. No registration is complete without payment.

PAA offers 1, 2, 3, or 4 installment Payment Plans to help you with your family budget. You can read more about available payment options here. After completing your registration form you will be directed to pay online with a credit or debit card. To pay by cash or check please enter the code ccpp into the promo code box. PAA’s Financial Manager will contact you for payment.

Please see our Cancellation Policy for details on cancellations and refunds.

Financial assistance is available. Please see our Financial Aid page for more information. Financial Aid Applications for Spring are due by November 15th. 

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Katie Reid Milazzo

Katie is thrilled to be returning to her beautiful home state of Colorado after 15 years away performing and teaching professionally, and she is very excited to be joining PAA! National Tours: South Pacific (Nellie Forbush), 'S Wonderful (Jane), Annie (Ronnie Boylan). Regional: Last Five Years (Cathy), Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), Princess and the Pea (Queen u/s), Land of Forgotten Toys (Queen), Full Monty (Pam), Ordinary Days (Claire), B’way: The Big Band Years (featured singer), Sweeney Todd, The Who's Tommy. BFA Musical Theater from The University of Oklahoma. In Chicago, Katie taught and directed at several performing arts programs, directing/music directing over 20 shows with ages K - 12. She especially loves working one on one with students and believes in the transformative power of theater for everyone!


McKensey Struzik

McKensey graduated from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts with a BA in Acting and a Minor in Musical Theatre in 2016.  Since, she has taught children’s theatre at various studios in Virginia as well as in Colorado.  She has taught dance, private voice and group acting classes as well as choreographed, music directed many productions.  She has tap danced for 17 years and had the opportunity to study under tap dancers such as Savion Glover, Chloe Arnold, Maude Arnold, and Jason Janas.  She is thrilled to teach tap with PAA this year and can’t wait to get started.

Melanie Ware

Melanie has been with PAA as their Properties Master for six years and teaching classes for five. Melanie received her BA in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in May of 2016. Between Acting, Directing and Properties Design she has roughly 12 years of theatrical experience. Favorite PAA design credits include: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown!, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Addams Family.




Morgan Hotchkiss

Originally from West Haven, Connecticut, Morgan studied theatre in Brooklyn, New York before moving to South Florida where she continued her education. While earning a Drama degree from Lynn University, she spent a semester studying Musical Theatre in Dublin, Ireland on the Jan McArt Scholarship. Morgan felt right at home with PAA after directing Matilda The Musical last fall. It is an honor to grow and learn with a group as great as this. Morgan plans on moving back to the east coast eventually to continue her career in musical theatre. Until then, she can't wait to see what PAA will do next!

Madeline Shaffer

Dance Director

Madeline Shaffer grew up teaching and performing with her local studio in southern Illinois. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Jacksonville University and then began working in NYC. While there, she choreographed the Off Broadway production of By Jupiter, worked for 2 years with the cult classic production of 420: The Musical, performed in a national tour, choreographed and directed a new musical, performed in front of the UN, and worked with several high schools and children’s programs choreographing shows and teaching classes. These high school programs include Stagedoor Manor where she has spent her summers choreographing for the past 6 years. While there she was able to work directly with the writer of Evil Dead the Musical to develop the World Premiere of a high school version for that show.  She has choreographed over 30 musical theatre productions and has over 10 years of teaching experience. She moved to Denver in September of 2019 and she is overjoyed to be the new Director of Dance for PAA.


Maja Buck

Maja has her Masters in Education and Teacher Leadership from Colorado State University and her Bachelors in Music Education from UNC Greeley. Maja has directed numerous musicals including Wizard of Oz, Once Upon a Mattress, Little Women, Cinderella, and Annie Get Your Gun. Maja is taking some time off as Vocal Director at Mountain Vista High School to teach private lessons and be a stay at home mom extraordinaire with her two daughters.