Lynchburg, Virginia native Stephanie Owens, has announced a special appearance in her hometown to celebrate and support the production of Annie Jr. November 15 -17 at the Dunbar Theatre. This is the first time the production has been performed since Owens played the part of Annie in the original Annie musical production during her 6th grade year. Tickets are available for the performances at

Owens is scheduled for a special performance prior to each of the four shows. She will also present her "Good2BU - Embracing Your Story" School Assembly program for the entire school on Monday, Nov 18.

"Every once in awhile you get a student that has a dream, and you just know they are going to make that dream come true! Stephanie has always had the drive, a great work ethic, and pure determination, so we knew she would succeed," states Albert Carter, Director of Theatre and Music and Lori Carter, Production/Assistant Director. "We are so very proud of her and love her very much! We are honored to have our rising star come home to perform. It is such an amazing treat, and everyone is excited to see her and show their hometown pride!"

"Being a part of Dunbar Theatre really helped me develop my stage presence and confidence, and I learned many invaluable skills that I carry with me to this day as an entertainer," shared Stephanie Owens. "Albert and Lori Carter [directors] have always been some of my biggest cheerleaders, and I feel very honored to be featured in this special way!"

Stephanie released her current single, "Slingshot" in September. The official music video for the song was featured by CMT Next Up Now, and the music was also added to the CMT Next Women of Country playlist on Spotify.

Owens co-wrote the song with Evan Cline, and Melissa Sheridan with production by Brad Hill, Evan Cine, and Stephanie Owens. Download and stream the music on all digital platforms, including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon here.

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