WHEN: May 18, 26 June 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 8pm and May 19, 20, 27 & June 3 at 2 pm.
WHERE: Barn Theatre is located on Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Exit 47 from Route 287.
TICKETS: $25 (senior/student tickets are $23 on matinees only)
For more reservations, information or directions, call The Barn Theatre Box Office at (973) 334-9320, or visit The Barn Theatre on the web at www.barntheatre.org
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow." (Above: Eve Johnson (of South Orange) as Annie, Sharon Singleton (of Hopatcong) as Miss Hannigan, and Tom Schopper (of Bloomingdale) as Daddy Warbucks. Photograph by Jack Knapp)
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 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 NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
The cast of Annie features Jenn Bedell as Grace Farrell, Elizabeth Bigham as July, Zoe Davies as Duffy, Jayden Declet in Orphan chorus and Understudy for Annie, Gianna DePreta as Kate, Ava DiGiovanni in Orphan Chorus, Jeff Dopson as Bert Healy & Harold Ickes, Nancy Flynn Brennan as Mrs. Pugh, Meg Foley as Lily St. Regis, James Gerard Russo as Drake, David Gilgur as NYC Kid, Samantha Gilgur as NYC Kid, Susan Hagen as Usherette, Alexandra Hermans as Tessie, Lindsey Hresko as Cecille & Connie Boylan, Eve Johnson as Annie, Dana Kemp as Bonnie Boylan, Leonard Klein as Apple Seller, Brooke Lelia as Pepper, Rich Maloy as FDR, Brian Merrill as Rooster Hannigan, Luna Mills as NYC Kid, Louise Miniter as Swing, Shannon Phillips as Sophie the Kettle & Ronnie Boylan, Adelaide Prekopa as Star to Be, Valentina Reale as Molly, Lawrence Sanders as Eddie & Louis Howe, Tom Schopper as Daddy Warbucks, Leslie Silverman as Mrs. Greer, Sharon Singleton as Miss Hannigan, and Sydney Warren as Annette.