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Fourth grader leads the cast in production of "Annie"

Castle Pines kids were stars in a recent production of “Annie.” From left to right: Kara Lencke, Taylor Muckel, Abby Fletcher, Keely Jester, Adison Hirsch.

Article and photo by Lisa Crockett

Ten-year-old Taylor Muckel has a big personality and a voice to match. In January, she played the lead role in a community theater production of the musical “Annie.” The production was staged at the Parker Main Street Theater. And while Taylor loves to sing, dance and act, it is the love and friendship she’s gained that means the most to the ten-year-old Timber Trail fourth grader.

“It’s been so great to get to know everyone and hang out with them,” said Muckel of the cast and crew of the production. “Everyone has been really supportive.”

Muckel found support at school as well, running lines with classmates when her regular class work was finished.

“I brought the script to school and worked on it whenever I had free time and at recess.”

Muckel wasn’t the only Castle Pines resident in on the act. Other actors from the Castle Pines area included Abby Fletcher, Adison Hirsch, Keely Jester and Kara Lencke.

“Kara has really gained confidence and improved on stage,” said Kara’s Mom, Tammi Lencke. “This has been a really fun experience for her.”

The production, directed by Noelle West, was staged by a local theater group called “Audience of One.” The group has a Christian mission to produce wholesome, quality entertainment, while teaching kids and teenagers to follow the instruction in the Book of Matthew to “let your light so shine . . . and glorify your Father in heaven.”

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