The world’s best-loved musical, ANNIE, is returning in time-honored form! Based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, who doesn’t remember the story of this sweet red-haired girl who lives in an orphanage run by the mean Miss Hannigan? Poor Annie believed that her parents left her there by mistake and when a rich man named Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks’ mansion, she still longs to meet her parents so Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds. Such an amazing story for the entire family!
Lexus Broadway in Austin at Texas Performing Arts is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour ofANNIE will play April 21-25 at Bass Concert Hall in Austin. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original.
The beloved score for ANNIE includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
This brand new production features a 25 member company: in the title role of Annie is Issie Swickle, a 9-year-old actress from Davie, FL, making her tour debut. Gilgamesh Taggett will star as Oliver Warbucks. In the role of Miss Hannigan is Lynn Andrews. Also starring in the tour are Ashley Edler as Grace, Garrett Deagon as Rooster, Lucy Werner as Lily and Allan Ray Baker as FDR. Sunny, a 4-year-old rescue terrier mix, stars as Sandy.