The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents Annie JR.
CINCINNATI – Leapin’ Lizards! The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati opens its 89th MainStage season with a production of “Annie JR.” at the Taft Theatre October 18-20 & 26, 2013. The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.
The show will be directed and choreographed by Roderick Justice. Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols, originally produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc., The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Icarus Productions. Based on “Little Orphan Annie”(r) by Permission of The Tribune Media Services, Inc.
“Annie JR,” The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, through October 26. 7:30 p.m. Friday October 18, 2 p.m. Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 26, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday October 19. Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th Street in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets $7-$25. 1-800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com. Visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com for ticket information.
“Annie JR.” is made possible by the generous support of Edyth B. Lindner. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign. The Children’s Theatre’s Season Sponsors are the Charles H. Dater Foundation and the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Media sponsors are The Cincinnati Enquirer, LOCAL 12 and Q102.
This season marks the debut of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Kids Club! This BRAND NEW opportunity will enhance each child’s theater-going experience. Members receive: Exclusive Kids Club T-shirt and bag * Lanyard with Kids Club ID card * Autograph book with coupons * A toy for each show * Cast meet-and-greets * 10% discount on Learning the Craft classes * Special events for our members include: Sing-Along with Annie, Photos with Santa – On Stage!, The Pinkalicious Meet-And-Treat Cupcake Party and The Willy Wonka Candy Bar – featuring a selection of treats for all Kids Club members * Kids Club Birthday party raffle – winner will receive a visit from a MainStage character * Surprises throughout the season and much, much more… Membership in the Kids Club is only $25. Space is extremely limited, so act now to guarantee a spot. To join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Kids Club order directly at www.thechildrenstheatre.com.