Inspired by Little Orphan Annie, the 1924 comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie is a heart-warming story, filled with adventure and laughs, that defines what family truly means. One of the longest running shows in Broadway history and the winner of seven Tony Awards, Annie, returns to the WBT stage from June 29 to September 10, 2017!
Annie, one of the world’s best-loved musicals, is set in 1933, in New York City during the Great Depression, tells the story of a young orphan who charms those around her with her spunky personality. However, the orphanage’s supervisor, Miss Hannigan, is less than charmed and punishes Annie & the other orphans and even concocts a devious get-rich-quick scheme. Annie finds refuge from the orphanage when billionaire Oliver Warbucks asks her to spend the holidays with him. Magic and adventure follow as Annie develops loving relationships with the many people she encounters, including the President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In the end, she foils Miss Hannigan’s evil plans and finds a loving family that she can call her own. Notable musical numbers include “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” and “Tomorrow.”
The roles of Annie and the Orphans are yet to be cast and a big open talent search for local children is scheduled for May 20 & 22. Information at: www.broadwaytheatre.com.
Michael DeVries is Daddy Warbucks, the billionaire business man. He has starred in WickedandHello, Dolly! on Broadway. Warbucks’ secretary and love-interest, Grace, is portrayed by Celeste Hudson who was seen in Show Boat at WBT. Susann Fletcher is Miss Hannigan, the cold-hearted orphanage owner who oppresses the orphans she looks after. Last year, she starred as Louise Seger in WBT’s production of Always…Patsy Cline. Her con-artist brother, Rooster, is played by Adam Roberts, who has appeared on Broadway in Pippin and Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. The role of Lily, Rooster’s petty-thieving girlfriend, is played by Aubrey Sinn who starred in the WBT’s production of The Sound of Music as Maria.
Directed & Choreographed by Mary Jane Houdina and the Musical Director is Bill Stanley, Assistant Director/Choreographer is Robert Abdoo.
Set & costume design by Michael Bottari & Ron Case, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Mark Zuckerman, Wig & hair design by Gerard Kelly. The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, and properties are by Grumpy Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.
Westchester Broadway Theatre
Presents our 201st Production!
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Directed and Choreographed by Mary Jane Houdina
Musical Direction by Bill Stanley
June 29 - September 10, 2017
Reservations: Call (914)-592- 2222. Also at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com
Group Reservations: Discounts for Groups of 20 or More: Call 592-2225.
Luxury Boxes: Call 592-8730, for private parties of 6 to 22. Enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box. Additional features include an expanded dinner menu, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, private powder room, and Luxury Box reserved parking.
Show Times: Wednesday & Thursday & some Friday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am & Show 1 pm.
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 pm & Show: 8 pm.
Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 pm & Show: 1:30 pm
Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 pm & Show: 7 pm.
Ticket Prices: Dinner & Show range between $56.00 and $84.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performances chosen. Beverage Service & Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. Also check the website for on-going Special Offers! More news at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com