Even though I have watched ANNIE on both the big screen and on TV, I have never seen ANNIE on stage. Based on the popular comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray, the original production of ANNIE opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and since then, has gone on to win a myriad of awards including the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the Grammy® for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards.
The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever and this week, ANNIE will be coming to Orange County starting May 13th, and will run for 12 days until May 24th. This new US national tour of ANNIE will see a new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning show, which is being directed for the 19th time by the show’s original lyricist and director Martin Charnin.
The well-known, and well-loved story of the little orphan Annie who is adopted by Daddy Warbucks features notable songs such as “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life” — the latter was sampled in Jay-Z’s “A Hard Knock Life (A Ghetto Anthem)” released in 1998, introducing a whole new generation to the song.
Once again, Chef Ross Pangilinan will feature a menu inspired by ANNIE at Leatherby’s during this time. To make reservations, please call 714-429-7640.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall May 13 – 24, 2015
Tuesday – Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm
Sunday at 1pm and 6.30pm
There will be an additional matinee (1pm) performance on Thursday, May 14.
The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, May 23rd will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.
Tickets start at $29, to purchase tickets, please visit www.scfta.org
Or visit The Box Office 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 between 10am and 6pm daily