Annie the Musical
book by THOMAS MEEHAN
music by CHARLES STROUSE
lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN
based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of THE MEDIA TRIBUNE SERVICES, INC
directed by JAYME ARMSTRONG
ABOUT THE SHOW
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 the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even 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.
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."
SHOW HIGHLIGHTS from Annie the Musical
Watch scenes and cast interviews, from the 2012 Broadway musical revival of the beloved show "Annie," courtesy of Broadway.com
May 7 to June 5 2021
Tuesdays to Saturdays 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays 2pm
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Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Two act musical, approx. 2 hour
$27 child, $32 adult
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Flashing light effects, magical illusions, all the familiar songs, period costumes, comedy, fairy tale/fantasy, multiple settings
THEMES & TALKING POINTS:
The Depression, optimism, search for self- identity, romance, belief, adoption, orphans, adventure, independance, family
During these uncertain times, StoryBook Theatre is in continuous communication with the companies who license the shows we intend to present. StoryBook had previously secured licensing to present all our shows live. We are now working with these companies to include the potential for an online streaming option, for each of our shows, should the pandemic dictate this course of presentation. Those conditions for licensing are under review, and in some cases, we are still awaiting confirmation. It is our desire to have both the streaming and online licensing secured for whatever shows we present this season, in order to be able to guarantee the shows we plan to offer. Should streaming licensing not be available for any particular show, we will be forced to replace that show with one allowing for both streaming and live presentations. All affected patrons will be informed on any changes relating to their bookings, as early as possible, in the given circumstances.
COVID-19 - SHOW PERFORMANCE DETAILS
If you buy tickets to our show, you will see the show! It is our hope that all of StoryBook Theatre's 2020/21 Shows will be presented live at our home theatre, Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, under the most-current group gathering recommendations. As the provincial and municipal guidelines for public gatherings, and socialization shift and adjust, we are ready and prepared to do the same, moving closer and closer to bringing our community back together again and do what we do best.
Should group gatherings not be permitted during the dates of the show, the show may be changed to an online streaming presentation. All ticket-holders will be notified of details of how we will be presenting the show 30 days prior to opening night by email.
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