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June 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Annie is a musical that shares hope amid adversity. The musical, based on the cartoon by Harold Gray, is set in New York City during the Great Depression and follows the story of orphaned Annie.

The First Act begins in Miss Hannigan’s orphanage, where work and minimal care are the norm. Annie thinks that ‘Maybe’ there is hope in finding her parents, whilst for the other orphans it is a ‘Hard Knock Life’. On the streets of the city, Annie believes that ‘Tomorrow’ will bring hope, despite her present circumstances. Whilst looking for her parents she finds herself amongst the homeless in Hooverville, a place resulting from broken electoral promises. Annie is captured by Officer Ward and is returned to the orphanage, where Hannigan laments how her life revolves around ‘Little Girls’. Annie’s fortune improves as Grace, the private secretary of billionaire Oliver Warbucks, choses Annie to spend a week in the mansion. The servants quickly decide, ‘I Think You’re Going to Like it Here’. Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan and her brother, Rooster, and his girlfriend, Lily, ponder what it would be like to live on ‘Easy Street’. Warbucks returns home and after meeting Annie, decides to take her into ‘NYC’ to watch a movie. Warbucks pledges to help Annie find her parents.
Act Two opens on the set of Bert Healy’s radio program, where ‘You are Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,’ and Warbucks offers a $50 000 reward to find Annie’s parents. The orphans hear the radio segment. Rooster and Lily hatch a plan to pose as Annie’s parents, aided by Hannigan’s knowledge of Annie’s locket, which was given to her by her parents. Warbucks and Annie visit President Roosevelt which provides the motivation for a new deal to help the USA out of the Great Depression. Meanwhile, Grace interviews thousands of hopefuls, who pretend to be the ‘parents’ but none know about the locket. Warbucks and Annie return to discover that the potential parents were all frauds, and he offers to adopt her, deciding that ‘Something Was Missing’ from his life. Rooster and Lily disguise themselves as Mr and Mrs Mudge; Annie’s parents. Their plan almost succeeds, but thanks to the FBI and President Roosevelt they are discovered. Annie is happily adopted by Warbucks.

Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Friday 11 and Saturday 12 June 2021
Time: 7:00 PM Friday
5:00 PM Saturday
Prices: Adult $27.00  |  Concession $22.50  |  Student $22.50|  Junior $22.50
Contact: 02 6393 8111


June 11, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Orange Civic Theatre
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Orange Civic Theatre
135 Byng Street
Orange, New South Wales 2800 Australia
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(02) 6393 8111