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Box Office – Annie

Annie

Nov 23 – Dec 30, 2018

Tickets on sale to the public on Monday, August 13, 2018

Annie is currently available for purchase as part of a season ticket subscription or group.

Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Directed by Billie Wildrick

This holiday season, bring everyone you know to see The 5th’s exciting new production of this fantastic show. Join Annie, Sandy, Daddy Warbucks and the wicked Miss Hannigan for one of the best theater experiences you will ever have.  Laced with unforgettable stories and songs including "Tomorrow," "It’s a Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street" and so many others, this is a musical that will stay with you for a lifetime—no matter how old you are.  A magical, musical thrill for the entire family.

A worldwide phenomenon and winner of seven Tony Awards®.

Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Directed by Billie Wildrick

Casting will be announced later in the summer.

Annie

Annie is adapted from the classic comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” and is set in New York in 1933. Annie is a family show. Parents concerned about content and appropriateness for their families should peruse the following details.

Adult Language:

Almost none.  A few “damns” are spoken by Oliver Warbucks.

Drugs/Alcohol:

Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage and is the show’s chief villain, is seen drinking, sometimes from a flask, sometimes from a bottle.  She tells the orphans (who are not fooled), “It’s medicine!” and is later seen suffering from a hangover.

The guests at Annie’s adoption party are served champagne.

Sexual References:

Miss Hannigan flirts with the laundry man, but he is not responsive.  Later she will sing, “I’m an ordinary woman / with feelings / I’d like a man to nibble on my ear / But I’ll admit no man has bit / So how come I’m the mother of the year?”

Miss Hannigan is confronted by Rooster, her ne’er-do-well brother, accompanied by his girlfriend Lily St. Regis (named for the hotel). When Lily asks if Mr. Warbucks is “the millionaire,” Miss Hannigan responds, “No, the billionaire, you dumb ho . . . tel.”

Violence/Scariness:

Annie and Molly both indicate that their parents abandoned them; the orphans, who work on sewing machines all day, are being used for slave labor. In song, Miss Hannigan confesses she would like to wring the orphans’ necks.

As she wanders New York searching for her parents, Annie encounters homeless people, victims of the Depression, who are living in improvised shanties. She is distressed when the police break up and destroy the camp.

Rooster, who is pretending to be Annie’s father to claim a $50,000 reward, flashes a switchblade knife when asked what his plans are for her: “When the Rooster wants something to disappear, it disappears.”