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52 Star Starred
Wheelock Family Theatre
Wheelock College 200 The Riverway Boston, MA 02215
617-879-2300
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Would have been nice to have a glass of wine
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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 23 2010

What a heartwarming and lovely show.. very professional and a joy to see.. I did not bring children but loved watching them all murmur "bye Annie!" at the end.. feeling... continued

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4 stars
attended Oct 23 2010

Fantastic performance...great for kids!

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4 stars
attended Oct 23 2010

My friend and I took our 4 daughters and had 2nd row seats. It was an absolutely perfect first theatre experience for all of them. Even my 4 1/2 year old was able to stay... continued

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Website

http://www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org

Quotes & Highlights

In honor of Little Orphan Annie, Goldstar dreams up “Hug the Redhead” Day.

Description

Book by Thomas Meehan

Music by Charles Strouse

Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray

Directed by Jane Staab

Musical Direction by Steven Bergman

Scenic Design by Anita Fuchs

Costume Design by Lisa Simpson

Choreography by Laurel Conrad

Lighting Design by Dan Jentzen.

Featuring Grace Brakeman as Annie, Tim Smith as Daddy Warbucks, and Cheryl McMahon as Mrs. Hannigan

“The sun’ll come out tomorrow” sings the feisty, red-headed title character of the classic Broadway musical Annie. When Annie sings about her personal yearning for a better “tomorrow,” she not only offers the audience a hummable melody, but — more symbolically — she encapsulates the zeitgeist of Depression-era America in one rousing refrain.

The musical’s story is not ripped from the headlines, but, rather, the funnies. Inspired by Harold Gray’s weekly comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” which saw its debut in 1924, the musical follows the trials and triumphs of its exuberant protagonist Annie who, along with several other girls, resides in a dreary New York City orphanage under the protection of their negligent guardian, Ms. Hannigan. Convinced that her parents will “Maybe” return for her one day, Annie remains hopeful even in the face of loneliness and poverty. Everything changes, however, when millionaire Oliver Warbucks — as a public image gesture — adopts Annie (and, of course, her lovable dog Sandy), reluctantly welcoming the pair into his lavish lifestyle.

At its core, Annie is a story about the powerful harmony that can exist between children and adults, a bond that breaches socioeconomic and cultural barriers, and ultimately proves that it matters not from whom children receive love and affection, but that children know they are loved by someone.

About the Ticket Supplier: Wheelock Family Theatre

The Wheelock Family Theatre is an award-winning, professional Equity theatre located on the campus of Wheelock College since 1981.