I can not wait to see this show! (Sadly, I do have to wait until next weekend though.) The entire cast is under the age of 18, which I think is a first. You also need to read the SCNow article on the show. Also, a HUGE thank you to Mcleod Health for underwriting this show. All of these underwriters are who make it possible for these high quality shows to be brought to Florence.
Listen to Annie singing tomorrow in the video– amazing! Annie has some of my favorite music, so I am thrilled to hear what a great job they are doing with this show.
From the FLT website:
July 13-15 and July 20-22, 2012
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Based on the Tribune Media Service Comic Strip, Little Orphan Annie
Co-directed by Ashley Costas and Cole Davis
Underwritten by McLeod Health
The story follows the orphan, Annie, in her determination to find her parents. Eager to find them, Annie plans to run away from the orphanage and from the villainous director of the orphanage, Miss Hannigan. The mean-spirited Miss Hannigan punishes the other orphans for Annie’s misbehavior. Along the way, Annie meets Oliver Warbucks who makes her an extraordinary offer. Through Annie’s search for her parents, the story encounters trials and scams, yet Annie finds parental love in the midst of the adversity.