2014 Summer - Annie
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.
With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical, containing such memorable songs as It’s a Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, and Tomorrow. Plan a “day away” in the forest and enjoy a picnic lunch, a hike to “Big Tree” and an uplifting musical.
Performances*: Saturday and Sunday – July 26, 27, August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 - 2:00 pm
Annie is based on Harold Gray's "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip. Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin.
Director: Craig Schieber; Choreographer: Guy Caridi; Music Director: Dawn Brazel; Costumer: Barbara Klingberg; Set Designer: Stewart Shusterman; Props: Julie Shusterman: Accompanist: Greg Smith; Stage Manager: Renee Cyr; Producer: Gala Lindvall
*We have two actresses playing Annie in this production:
Sophie Walters as Annie on July 26, August 3, August 10 and August 16. (Saturday [Opening], Sunday, Sunday & Saturday)
Jasmine Harrick as Annie on July 27, August 2, August 9 and August 17. (Sunday, Saturday, Saturday, & Sunday [Closing])