The classic musical “Annie will be coming to the nearby Olney Theatre! The musical will be running from until December 31st. So, don’t miss out on the family fun, classic songs, and infectious optimism that is “Annie”.
The History of “Annie”
“Annie” is a musical based on a popular comic strip by Harold Gray, called Little Orphan Annie. The comic outlined the adventures of an orphan girl, Annie, and her trusty sidekick, Sandy the dog. Together they get into endless adventures and hilarious predicaments.
In 1977, Little Orphan Annie hit the stage as “Annie”. The musical began at the Broadway Stage and has since grown into the classic that it is today, and has been performed internationally. Many of the original songs became extremely popular during the original performances and have continued to be some of the most iconic Broadway songs. These include “Tomorrow” and the toe-tapping classic “It’s the Hard Knock Life”. There have also been many film adaptations of both the comic strip and the Broadway musical.
Annie at the Olney Theatre
This will be the 40th anniversary of the original Broadway Musical, and it’s sure to be an amazing performance. There’s a cast of amazing actors performing in an equally amazing venue! Here is a teaser form the theatre themselves!
“From the director of last year’s hit holiday musical, Mary Poppins, the sun will come out brightly during the holidays. Annie has been the gateway for millions of kids to develop a love of live theatre, with this 40th Anniversary production, a new generation gets its shot. It’s the middle of the Great Depression in New York City, and hard-knocks abound, especially for Annie and her friends at the orphanage run by Miss Hannigan. But when billionaire-celebrity Oliver Warbucks requires the presence of an orphan to soften his image, Annie unexpectedly finds a way into his heart. Along the way, Warbucks attempts to help Annie find her lost parents, prompting Miss Hannigan to concoct a scheme intended to get her hands on Annie and Warbucks’ cash. Featuring Patricia Hurley (Mary Poppins), Kevin McAllister (Ford’s Theatre’s Ragtime), Rachel Zampelli (Evita), and Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent – Tony Award® Winner).”
The show has received great reviews from various news and theatre outlets. It’s a performance you don’t want to miss. Find tickets and read reviews here!