Leapin’ Lizards! America’s most beloved musical, Annie, is back in the 30th anniversary tour, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie will be coming to the Lutcher Theater for a 2:00p.m. and 7:30p.m. performance on Saturday, Feb. 2.

“One of the best musicals ever,” proclaims the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun-Times says, “Ageless Annie as engaging as ever.” Annie, with music by Charles Strouse and book by Thomas Meehan, is again directed by its lyricist, Martin Charnin, who brought the original production of Annie to Broadway in 1977. Tony® Award winning set designer, Ming Cho Lee, has created a fresh look for this new production.

The original Broadway production of Annie won seven 1977 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Book and Score. It ran for 2,377 performances, and has subsequently been produced all over the world.  The original production is one of the top 20 longest running shows in Broadway history, and Annie continues to be one of the most successful musicals ever. 

Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.” and the ever optimistic “Tomorrow,” you can bet your bottom dollar that Annie will bring a smile to your face.

In addition to Charnin, Meehan, Strouse and Lee, Annies creative team includes original Broadway musical staging by Peter Gennaro, choreography by Liza Gennaro, lighting design by Ken Billington, costume design by Theoni Aldridge and sound design by Peter Hylenski.  Bill Berloni, the first animal trainer for Annie, is the animal trainer on this tour as well. Annie is being produced by Networks Presentations, LLC who brought Hairspray to the Lutcher this past November.

Every Sandy in Annie has come from a Humane Society. Our local “Sandy’s” need your help. When you come to Annie, please bring quality pet food for the Humane Society and Lutcher Theater will match your donation. The first 30 people to donate a 40-pound bag of pet food will receive a Sandy souvenir stuffed animal.

Akrotex is the corporate sponsor of this performance. Mary Louise McKee is the individual sponsor of this performance. Tickets for Annie are $55.00, $45.00 and $35.00. Call the box office for student prices and group rates. Tickets are available in all areas for the added 2:00pm matinee. To purchase tickets, log on to www.lutcher.org, call 745-5535 (Golden Triangle) or 1-800-828-5535 (Louisiana), or stop by the box office at 707 Main, Orange, Texas. For more information and to see clips of the show visit www.lutcher.org.

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