Lyrics by Martin Charnin and Book by Thomas Meehan
Directed by Hugo Sayles
Afterthought Theatre’s production of the Broadway Hit Musical “Annie” playing at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre August 17-26 challenges the notion of “type” in every way with their fresh new take on the classic American tale.
An orphan, Annie, and her dog Sandy are placed in the lap of luxury for a week as a part of a publicity campaign for billionaire Oliver Warbucks. However, Annie’s stay turns out to be much more than anyone had bargained for as she works her way into everyone’s hearts and learns a few things for herself. This traditional rendition of the delightful family musical will be presented with a bit of an urban twist!
Director Hugo Sayles says, “Annie represents the love that we have in our lives but sometimes we don’t recognize it because it’s too close.”
Aaliyah Shambe stars as Annie and the outstanding supporting cast includes Mary Louise Lee as Grace Farrell, Leonard E Barrett Jr. as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, Ghandia Johnson as Miss Hannigan, Joseph Graves as Rooster Hannigan and Ilasiea Gray as Lily St. Regis.
After a successful run on Broadway and a Motion Picture, this musical has stayed cemented in the hearts of those little one’s over generations chiming out notes from musical favorites such as“Tomorrow,” “Hard Knock Life,” “Maybe” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You.”
NY Drama Critics Circle Award Winner – Best Musical
Afterthought Theatre Company
The Broadway musical based on the popular comic strip Little Orphan Annie – with an urban twist!
August 17 – 26
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25
Call 720-432-8596 for tickets or go online at http://www.afterthoughttheatre.com
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205