Annie: The Musical
Leapin’ Lizards! Annie is coming to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts! Unity Players Inc, in partnership with Premiere Youth Theatre, present the Broadway musical, Annie, one of the best-loved shows of all time. This production is a charity benefit for central Florida foster group homes.
Annie is a worldwide phenomenon and winner of seven Tony Awards. The score features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written, from the unforgettable “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” and “Easy Street” to the anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
Set in New York in 1933, this is the extraordinary story of an 11-year-old girl, determined to escape from an orphanage to find her family. Driven by eternal optimism and a spunky demeanor, Annie escapes the clutches of the greedy Miss Hannigan and sets out on her own. Along the way, she meets her lovable dog Sandy, charms hearts, befriends President Roosevelt and finds a joyful future, in the home of billionaire Oliver Warbucks.
As this production is a charity benefit, a majority of the proceeds will be donated to iPrevail, in order to support the Friends of Foster Homes program. To show their support for these children in need, an array of theatre veterans have volunteered their time and talents to serve in the cast, the crew and in creative positions.
Within the cast, brilliant performers include Lisa Renee Ormiston Johnson as Miss Hannigan, Siobahn Gale as Grace Farrell, Andrew Johnson as Rooster Hannigan, Nora Krahenbuhl as Lily St. Regis, Daymond Hill as President Roosevelt, Chandler Talkington Fletcher as Bert Healy, Jim Otwell as Drake, Alyssa Hostetler as the Star to Be, Marty O'Donnell as Lt. Ward and real-life siblings, Emma, Anna and Jojo Gazdecki as the Boylan sisters. Local actress Natalie Bishop (11) plays the title role, alongside her father Tristan, who portrays Warbucks. The orphans are portrayed by amazingly talented children from around Central Florida. The production features choreography by Lisa Renee Ormiston Johnson and technical direction by Jacob Adam Goldberger.
Date: May 24–27, 2018
Time: show times vary
Tickets start at: $35
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