The Regional Premiere of ANNIE WARBUCKS continues at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse through November 13, 2011 only. And the Playhouse is happy to announce that children 5-12 are free with each full price adult.
"Audiences have been very enthusiastic about the production", stated Brian Burron, the show's choreographer and one of the company members. "They are excited to see a musical where they don't know the story and haven't heard the jokes before."
Tickets for all remaining performances are available through the box office and online.
- WHAT: ANNIE WARBUCKS
- WHEN: Through November 13, 2011
- TIMES: Friday & Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees
- PRICE: Adult Dinner/Show $45.50-$57.50 Adult Show Only $29.50
- Additional discounts for children 13-18
- Children 5-12 are free for ANNIE WARBUCKS with each full price adult
- Children under 5 are not permitted in the theater
- TICKETS: 970-744-3747
- WEB: www.coloradocandlelight.com
- ADDRESS: 4747 Market Place Drive, Johnstown, CO 80534
ABOUT THE SHOW
The sequel to the 1977 Tony Award-winning hit ANNIE, based on Harold Gray's 'Little Orphan Annie' comic strip and written by the same creative team behind the original, ANNIE WARBUCKS features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin and picks up exactly were ANNIE left off, Christmas morning, 1933.
Starting life as ANNIE 2, the show had a bumpy initial tour, where the authors re-worked the show, went through some cast and character changes, changed the title to ANNIE WARBUCKS and opened off-Broadway at the newly renovated Variety Arts Theatre in the East Village. Shining in the cast were Harve Presnell as Warbucks, Marguerite MacIntyre as Grace, Alene Robertson as Commissioner Doyle, Donna McKechnie as Mrs. Kelly, and a little heart-stopping powerhouse named Kathryn Zaremba as Annie.
The show broke all off-Broadway box office records for the time. Investors were in place to move the production to Broadway. However, with 200 performances, the production had been performed too many times off-Broadway which made it inelegible to be considered for any Tony Awards, putting the Broadway transfer in jeopardy. And, thinking that the theater was going to be vacated, the Variety Arts Theatre Management was under contract to another production, forcing ANNIE WARBUCKS to close despite its' record-breaking