Middle School Musical Theatre

2016 Fall Production


Annie, Jr. debuts at CAK's middle school

Miss Hannigan, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks and the adorable little orphan Annie will take center stage at Christian Academy of Knoxville’s (CAK) middle school in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals.

On Oct. 20, 21 and 22, CAK’s middle school musical theatre program will perform the musical Annie, JR. presented by Music Theatre International (MTI).  MTI is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond.  

The musical will feature live orchestration from CAK Concert Band students and local professionals, which is a first for MTI’s Broadway Jr. productions.  CAK’s middle school has been chosen to pilot this new venture for MTI.  Additionally, representatives from MTI will travel to Knoxville from New York to be in attendance during the opening night performance on Oct. 20.

“We feel honored to have been chosen to help implement this new component (live orchestration) to the Broadway, Jr. division of MTI,” said Peggy Filyaw, choral and musical theatre instructor for CAK’s middle school.  “Although our audiences are accustomed to hearing wonderful live music for our high school musical theatre productions, this will be an entirely different experience for our middle school production.  We are continually amazed how God is using musical theatre at CAK to enrich our students’ lives.  We can’t wait to share these performances with our CAK family and community friends.”

The Annie Jr. cast will feature the following students:

    Annie - Allie Cooper (8th grade)

    Miss Hannigan - Brooke Bowles (8th grade)

    Oliver Warbucks - Jonah Stauffer (8th grade)

    Drake - Matthew Newton (7th grade)

    Grace Farrell - Tierney Helton (8th grade)

    Sandy - Jacob Engle (7th grade)

    ...and more than 45 additional cast members!

Tickets for adults and children are $10 for floor seating, and $5 for bleacher seating.

Show times:

  • Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. (School Outreach Performance)
  • Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.


To order tickets in advance, please email cakshowseating@yahoo.com with:

  • Date of the performance and time you are planning to attend
  • Number of tickets requested

Requestors will receive a reply email message confirming the request.  Tickets may be picked up and paid for one hour before the show or, most likely, on Wednesday, Oct. 19.  Note:  Pre-ticket sales are for floor seating only.  Bleacher seating can be purchased at the door.  Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to The Empty Cup.  The Empty Cup is a local non-profit organization that provides fundraising support for adoption through financial grants.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Filyaw at CAK’s middle school at (865) 690-4721, ext. 507.

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