Charles Strouse, Martin Chamin & Thomas Meehan (1976)
Annie
Sat, Sep 28, 7:30 - 10:15 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Based on Harold Gray’s popular comic strip Little Orphan Annie (which ran daily in syndicate from August 1924 to June 2010), Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Chamin’s charming Annie was an instant popluar and critical success when it premiered in 1976, won 7 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), became a worldwide phenomenon, and has been adapted to film 3 times. The snappy book and score features among the best-known musical theatre hits of all time, including “I Don’t Need Anything But You”, “Maybe”, “Easy Street”, “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow”
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone’s heart despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of the Big Apple. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Our production, directed by Ron Daum with music direction by Robert Ashens, stars Shedd newcomer Ellen Poulsen in the title role and a host of Shedd veterans including Lanny Mitchell as Daddy Warbucks, Shirley Andress as Grace Farrell, Lyn Burg as Miss Hannigan, Thomas Guastavino as Rooster, Sophia James as Lily, Larry Kenton as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eliyah Chandler, Bailey Ubel, Tessa Douangaphalvong, Meridian Hula, Kido Pyle and Hannah Ford as orphans Molly, Kate, Pepper, July Tessie and Duffy…and an ensemble of excellent Shedd veterans!
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Ron Daum, director
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Cast
Ellen Poulsen, Annie
Lanny Mitchell, Daddy Warbucks
Shirley Andress, Grace Farrell
Lyn Burg, Miss Hannigan
Thomas Guastavino, Rooster
Sophia James, Lily
Larry Kenton, President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Eric Elligot, Drake
Eliyah Chandler, Molly
Bailey Ubel, Kate
Tessa Douangaphalvong, Pepper
Meridian Hula, July
Kiko Pyle, Tessie
Hannah Ford, Duffy
Female Ensemble
Kara Churchill, Kim Fairbairn, Johanna Gilbert, Ashley Mason, Heidi Turnquist, Mariah Bailey, Josie DeSalvo, Daisy DeSalvo, Zoe Goings,
Male Ensemble
Eric Blanchard, Phil Dempsey, Ward Fairbairn,
Production Team
Kristin Combs, production manager
Greg Hopper-Moore, stage manager
James McConkey, light design
Chris Lewis, sound design
Connie Huston, scenic painter
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Maybe
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 It's The Hard Knock Life
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 Tomorrow
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 We'd Like To Thank You, Herbert Hoover
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 Little Girls
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 N.Y.C.
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 You Make Me Happy
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 Easy Street
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 You Won't Be An Orphan For Long
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 Why Should I Change A Thing
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 Maybe (reprise)
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
ACT II
 Maybe (reprise)
(1926) Oh, Kay!
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 Easy Street (reprise)
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 Tomorrow (reprise)
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 Something Was Missing
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 Annie
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 I Don't Need Anything But You
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 Maybe (reprise)
(1926) Oh, Kay!
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 A New Deal For Christmas
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
 Tomorrow (finale)
(1976) Annie
Words by Martin Charnin - Music by Charles Strouse
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Martin Charnin, -
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Charles Strouse, -
Associate Events
Saturday Sep 28
6:00 pmDinner before Annie
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Ticket/Venue Info
Annie Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
AA39.00  35.25  33.25  31.25  29.25 
A37.00  33.50  31.50  29.75  27.75 
B33.00  29.75  28.25  26.50  24.75 
C29.00  26.25  24.75  23.25  21.75 
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