Annie 1
Charles Strouse, Martin Chamin & Thomas Meehan (1976)
Annie
Sun Sep 29, 3:00-5:45 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
Eugene Hotel
Performance sponsor
  • Description
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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 popular 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
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
Connie Huston, scenic painter
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 Maybe
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 It's The Hard Knock Life
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 Tomorrow
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 We'd Like To Thank You, Herbert Hoover
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 Little Girls
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 N.Y.C.
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 You Make Me Happy
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 Easy Street
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 You Won't Be An Orphan For Long
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 Why Should I Change A Thing
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 Maybe (reprise)
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
ACT II
 Maybe (reprise)
(1926) Oh, Kay! Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 Easy Street (reprise)
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 Tomorrow (reprise)
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 Something Was Missing
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 Annie
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 I Don't Need Anything But You
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 Maybe (reprise)
(1926) Oh, Kay! Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 A New Deal For Christmas
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)
 Tomorrow (finale)
(1976) Annie Martin Charnin (w) Charles Strouse (m)


Associate Events
Sunday Sep 29
6:00 pmDinner after Annie
Ticket/Venue Info
Annie Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount 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 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor