KIDS ON STAGE TO PRESENT “ANNIE JR.”
Benton Harbor, MI (October 8, 2015) – Kids On Stage will present “Annie Jr.” at the Kids On Stage theatre at The Orchards Mall. The show will be performed Friday, October 30 at 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, October 31 & November 1 at 3:00pm, Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7 at 7:00pm and Sunday, November 8 at 3:00pm. All tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10 at the door. All seating is reserved with limited tickets available at the box office. Tickets may be purchased at www.dougskidsonstage.com or by calling 269 313-2796. The production is directed by Doug Fordyce, owner and director of Kids On Stage. Choreography by Raechal Smith, a Sophomore at Lakeshore High School. A National Youth Theatre award winning children’s theatre company, Kids On Stage is dedicated to the development of life skills in children through the performing arts. Kids On Stage is an opportunity for school-age children to grow in self-confidence and communication skills by preparing and performing high quality musical productions.
The irrepressible comic strip heroine returns to Kids On Stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie, the world-wide phenomenon, was the winner of seven TONY Awards including Best Musical. The beloved book and score features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written including "Tomorrow".
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Characters include Annie played by Hannah Bogner (Homeschool), Miss Hannigan played by Shannon Mitchell (Homeschool), Grace Farrell played by Anna Miesse (Upton Middle School), Oliver Warbucks played by Joshua Dixon (St. Joseph High School), Rooster played by Daniel Noguera (Homeschool) and Lily played by Eva Schley (Lake Michigan Catholic).
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