The curtain goes up in October at Dr. Phillips Center, Walt Disney Theater
Who is that plucky little street urchin who’s been spreading sunshine and hope since 1885? That would be none other than Little Orphan Annie, the star of the best-loved musical of all time. She’s set to return to Dr. Phillips Center, Walt Disney Theater, in October, and those tickets are going fast.
The Magic of Little Orphan Annie
Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers for decades that sunshine is always right around the corner. Now, the best-loved musical of all time will return in a new production–just as you remember it and just when we need it most.
The stats for “Annie” are lengthy, but that is to be expected from a character that was created in 1885 and then turned into a comic strip by Harold Gray in 1924 called “Little Orphan Annie.” This delightful comic strip told the story of Annie’s adventure with her faithful dog Sandy and millionaire business mogul Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks.
This success led to a Broadway show which premiered at Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut in 1976, opening soon after on Broadway. “Annie” was a smash hit in the 80s, running for 2,377 performances, and later adapted into a feature film in 1982. Several incarnations later, the Broadway production continues to dazzle audiences of all ages with the inspirational and anthemic “Tomorrow” as an undisputed classic.
This national touring company production of “Annie” is directed by Jenn Thompson and features the iconic book and score, written by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way.
“One of the best family musicals ever penned!” (Chicago Tribune)
October 24–29, 2023 | Walt Disney Theater | 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.
For tickets drphillipscenter.org