Tuesday –Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 1:00p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Location:Cobb Great Hall
Tickets: $34.00 -$69.00●plus applicable fees
Ticket Office:whartoncenter.com517.432.2000 or 1.800.WHARTON
Wharton Center is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIEwill play December 16 –21, 2014,in the Cobb Great Hall. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19thtime, this production of ANNIE will be a brand-new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. Tickets to see ANNIE, part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series, are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online, whartoncenter.com,at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.Continued on page 2.
ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouseand lyrics by Martin Charnin. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards®for their work.Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who will incorporate selections from her father Peter Gennaro’s 1977 Tony Award®-winning choreography. The original production ofANNIEopened April 21, 1977,at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the GrammyAwardfor Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin).The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened, has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 37 years. The beloved score forANNIE includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
The tour is produced by Troika Entertainment, LLC.This brand-new production features a 25-member company: in the title role of Annie is Issie Swickle, a 9-year-old actress from Davie,FL, making her tour debut.Gilgamesh Taggettwill star as Oliver Warbucks. In the role of Miss Hannigan is Lynn Andrews. Also starring in the tour are Ashley Edleras Grace, Garrett Deagonas Rooster, Lucy Werneras Lily and Allan Ray Bakeras FDR. Sunny, a 4-year-old rescue terrier mix, stars as Sandy. The Orphans are Angelina Carballo, Adia Dant, LillyBea Ireland, Sydney Shuck, Lilly Mae Stewart and Isabel Wallach.