Westfield youth to appear in ‘Ragtime’


For Annabelle Pfeiffer, there are a few challenges to her role in “Ragtime The Musical.”

“Sometimes I have to sing some really high notes, and she is a Latvian immigrant,” Pfeiffer said.

The Westfield Intermediate School fifth-grader portrays Little Girl in “Ragtime,” which runs Sept. 27 to Oct 13 at Footlight Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St, Indianapolis.

The musical is based on the novel about three families in pursuit of the American dream in the early 20th century.

Pfeiffer, who turns 11 the day before the show begins, said she likes that her character “is constantly moving and dancing.”

Dancing is what she said she looks forward to most about the production.

Pfeiffer, who previously acted in Christian Youth Theater, performed as Zuzu in Actors Theatre of Indiana’s “It’s a Wonderful Life A Live Radio Play” in 2018.

Indianapolis resident Lincoln Everitt, 11, plays Little Boy.

“I wanted to play this role because I’ve already played the same role at Carmel Community Players,” the St. Richard’s Episcopal fifth-grader said. “I know Paula (Phelan) the director, and she directed another show I was in.”

Everitt said the script is nearly the same.

“There are a couple of lines that have been changed from Younger Brother to me,” Everitt said. “I like the show better this time because I get the topic more.”

Sarah Tewes, a Butler University junior and Lawrence Township resident, is in the ensemble and is a dance captain in the show.

Zionsville resident Heather Erickson Hansen plays the role of Mother, one of the key characters.

Josh Cornell, Zionsville, and his sons, Brody and Quinn, also are performing in the ensemble.

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