Rachel Thomson, jr., playing Annie, performs a scene during Wednesday’s dress rehearsal for the musical “Annie” which opens tonight. (Photo provided by Emma Staab)

Emma Staab, fr., and Rachel Thomson, sr., might be singing “It’s a hard knock life” right now. It’s been a long week for them as they’ve put in long hours preparing for opening night today for the Family Community Theatre musical “Annie”. Thomson is portraying the title character, and Staab is an orphan named Pepper.

Both girls have performed in many FCT shows so they knew what production week would be like. Performing make it all worth it.

The show will be presented at Memorial Hall on Feb. 14, 15 and 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. A Sunday matinee on Feb. 17 will be performed at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at Memorial Hall one hour before the show.