Heidi Gray as Annie, Gilgamesh Taggett as Oliver Warbucks and Chloe Tiso as Grace Farrell
The US National Tour of Annie now in its third smash year, will play the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on November 15 and 16. Showtime is 7:30 pm nightly. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. The show is part of the Best of Broadway presented by Amtrak 2016-2017 season.
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.”
Tickets are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000. Group discounts are available by calling (843) 529-5007.
Annie features book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, all of whom received Tony Awards 1977 for their work. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro’s 1977 Tony Award-winning choreography. The celebrated design team includes scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One, The Scottsboro Boys, Rock of Ages), costume design by Costume Designer’s Guild Award winner Suzy Benzinger (Blue Jasmine, Movin’ Out, Miss Saigon), lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington (Chicago, Annie, White Christmas) and sound design by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Motown). The lovable mutt “Sandy” is once again trained by Tony Award Honoree William Berloni (Annie, A Christmas Story, Legally Blonde). Musical supervision and additional orchestrations are by Keith Levenson (Annie, She Loves Me, Dreamgirls). Casting is by Joy Dewing CSA, Joy Dewing Casting (Soul Doctor, Wonderland). The tour is produced by TROIKA Entertainment, LLC.
The original production of Annie opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened, and has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 39 years.
For more information, visit www.NorthCharlestonColiseumPAC.com or www.anniethemusical.com.
Photo | Courtesy of Joan Marcus