Methacton Community Theater Stages 'Annie'

The show opens on tonight at 8 p.m. and runs through July 21.

From the Methacton Community Theater:

Leapin’ Lizards! Methacton Community Theater will present Annie as their summer musical opening Friday, July 13, at 8 p.m. on the Perkiomen Valley Middle School East stage at 100 Kagey Road in Collegeville. The performances continue on July 14, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. with two matinee performances on July 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults (ages 12-61) and $10 for children and seniors.

This best-loved family musical production features over 55 area actors bringing the heart-warming rags-to-riches story of plucky young Annie’s journey from the hard-knock New York orphanage to the luxurious home of billionaire businessman Oliver Warbucks. Based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc., Annie boasts such well-known songs as Maybe, The Hard Knock Life, NYC, Easy Street and the unforgettable Tomorrow.   

Little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts with her courage and positivity, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930's New York City. Abandoned years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Municipal Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan, Annie is determined to find her parents. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes into the captivating world of New York City. In one adventure after another, Annie befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, foils the malicious plot of Miss Hannigan, Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. 

Annie is played by Amia Shavaun of Wayne with Renee Grant of Havertown as Miss Hannigan. Jude Adams of Pottstown is Oliver Warbucks. The role of Grace Farrell is played by Nicolette Addice of Pottstown with James Corkum of Skippack as Rooster Hannigan and Alexa Ross of Trappe as Lily St. Regis. Annie’s orphanage friends include Tessie (Sophia DiGiovanni of Wayne), Kate (Lauren Esser of Blue Bell), July (Amanda Grant of Havertown), Molly (Paige Brady of Eagleville), Pepper (Minka Bauer of Eagleville) and Duffy (Megan McGee of King of Prussia).

Annie is directed by John Corkum of Skippack with Loretta and Ashley Rurode and Lauren Franz of Eagleville and Michelle Miller of Audubon producing. Musical direction is under Ken Brown of Monte Claire with choreography by Dee Surprenant of Phoenixville. Costumes are by Karen Westgate aided by Jessica Corropolese, both of Collegeville. Lighting design and special effects are courtesy of Tom Dinnella of Collegeville. Don Otto of Audubon is in charge of sound. Set design is by director John Corkum with set construction lead by John Cross of Collegeville. MCT is fortunate to have the talents of local artist Mike Adams for set artistry design and painting aided by Scott Brady of Eagleville

Please call (610) 489-6449 or email MCT at info@methactoncommunitytheater.org for further information. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Methacton Community Theater website or through Ticket Leap at www.ticketleap.com/annie


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