Why See Annie?
You're never fully dressed without a smile!
The wonderful and heart-warming tale of little orphan Annie is on tour and comes to Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA, Closed November 2, 2014 Catch this life affirming and acclaimed Tony-winning production that promises to fill you with sunshine, with hit classics 'Tomorrow, 'Hard Knock Life' and many more.
Since its Broadway premiere in 1977, Annie has delighted audiences worldwide and its a particular favourite of children who love Annie's cheeky demeanour and her bubbly outlook. This brand new national tour sees talented nine-year old actress Issie Swickle taking on the title role.
From rags to riches...
It's a hard knock life for Annie and the other orphans of Depression Era New York City, under the patronage of the wretched and scheming Miss Hannigan at the Hudson Street Orphanage. One day, Annie's life is changed for ever when Grace, the beautiful assistant of the enigmatic millionaire Oscar (Daddy) Warbucks comes to ask for an orphan to stay at his mansion for the Christmas holidays.
This begins a wild and mad-cap adventure where Annie's bright and shining personality wins over the crochety business and teaches him the meaning of love, life and looking on the bright side.
Did you know?
Way before Broadway, Annie made her debut in the comic strip, 'Little Orphan Annie,' by Harold Gray in 1924!
Opening night: 28 October 2014
Suitable for audiences of all ages
Two hours and fifteen minutes, including one intermission
Cast and Creative
Issie Swickle as Annie
Gilgamesh Taggett as Oliver Warbucks
Lynn Andrews as Miss Hannigan
Ashley Elder as Grace
Garrett Deagon as Rooster
Lucy Werner as Lily
Jeffrey B. Duncan as FDR
Directed by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Choreography by Liza Gennaro
Lighting Design by Ken Billington
Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger
Scenic Design by Beowulf Borritt
The original Annie production, which ran at the Alvin Theatre (now called the Neil Simon Theatre), won the seven awards at the 1977 Tony Awards ceremony including:
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
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