Our friends at Town Theatre were kind enough to give us a sneak preview of Annie Jr., which opens Friday night, Nov. 10! Check out some scenes from rehearsal and an interview with some of the cast.
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning musical, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite redhead. With an equal mix of pizzazz and positivity, little orphan Annie is easy to fall in love with despite her meager start in a 1930s orphanage under the watch of Miss Hannigan. Annie and her mutt, Sandy, are determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago. Ultimately she finds a new family with Daddy Warbucks and Grace Farrell. Annie Jr. is a production of Town’s youth theatre program. Students meet once a week for a ten-week period and then come together for two weeks of full ensemble rehearsals. The result? A fantastic and energetic show which will delight audiences of all ages! Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for youth (17 and under) and seniors ($65+).
Show times are Fri. Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., Sat. Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sun. Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at towntheatre.com. Annie Jr. is directed by Jamie Carr Harrington, with Megan Douthitt as assistant director and Jeremy Archer Reasoner as music director. Lori Oates Stepp is designing the costumes with Danny Harrington on set and lighting design. Town’s youth theatre program is generously sponsored by Colonial Life.