Tween Theatre presents ANNIE March 9–18

Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals!

Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Tween Theatre presents, ANNIE, Fridays, March 9 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10, Sunday, March 11, and Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. in The Hirt Theater at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue.

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.”

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.

Directed by Jodie Fleming-Arnold, Clyde, BSA’s Tween Theatre is open to all children ages 10–15 in any school system.

ANNIE is sponsored by Cornerstone Counseling, and Bellevue Kiwanis. It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

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