Sierra Repertory Theatre’s “ANNIE”

Sierra Repertory Theatre’s “ANNIE”

Sierra Repertory Theatre's ANNIE

Sierra Repertory Theatre’s Columbia location, the historic Fallon House, has been home to the two month-long presentation of the musical smash, “ANNIE” to fantastic reviews. The show has reached its last week and closes September 4th, so there’s only a handful of opportunities to see the fantastic cast as they put their hearts and souls into the cherished classic.

The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical and permanently cementing Annie’s power-ballad moment “Tomorrow” into the hairbrush-microphone repertoires of little girls all over the world. The musical is based on the American comic strip created by Harold Gray –following the wide-ranging adventures of Annie, her dog Sandy, and her benefactor Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks — which took its name from the 1885 poem “Little Orphant Annie” by James Whitcomb Riley. The comic strip made its debut on August 5, 1924 in the New York Daily News and quickly became a national sensation, spawning a radio show in 1931, two major motion pictures in the 1930s and a comic-book series. The Broadway musical has been adapted for the screen twice — the 1982 major motion picture starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Tim Curry and Bernadette Peters, and the 1999 made for television film starring Kathy Bates and Kristin Chenoweth — and is now being reworked as a possible star vehicle for Will Smith’s daughter, Willow Smith.

Sierra Repertory Theatre’s production stars Devon Hayakawa as “Annie”, Daraj Maxfield as “Daddy Warbucks”, Julie Ludlam as “Miss Hannigan”, Courtney Glass as “Grace Farrell”, John C. Brown as “Rooster” and Michelle Foletta as “Lily St. Regis”. The production is directed and choreographed by Scott Viets with music arranged by Sean Paxton under the musical direction of Mark Seiver. Noble Dinse has designed the Depression-era sets and Vanessa Leuck is the production’s costume designer.

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Sierra Repertory Theatre

WHAT: Sierra Repertory Theatre’s “Annie”
WHEN: Wednesday & Sunday 2:00 PM, Thursday & Friday 7:00 PM, Saturday 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Fallon House, 11175 Washington Street, Columbia, CA

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