“Annie” plays at the Fred

Thu, 05/18/2006 - 1:13pm
By: The Citizen

Twilight Theatre Troupe will embark on the second weekend of its production of “Annie” on May 26 and 27.

Based on the book by Thomas Meehan, the popular musical follows the spunky red-headed Depression-era orphan named Annie (played by India Scandrick) as she tenaciously tries to find her parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage. The embittered Miss Hannigan (Beth Nicholson) who runs the dismal orphanage hatches a plan with her brother (Hugh Barret) and his girlfriend du jour (Alison Chambers), but thanks to Annie’s tenacious optimism, the good fortune of attracting the attention of Daddy Warbucks (Rick Massengale), and the intervention of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Andy Chambers), the evil plot is foiled and goodness reigns.

With its upbeat ending, the toe-tapping music (lyrics by Martin Charnin, score by Charles Strouse) and characters that’ll make you laugh and cry, “Annie” is the perfect way to spend a springtime evening together as a family. Thought-provoking questions are available on The Twilight Theatre web site (www.TheTwilightTheatre.com) to make the experience even more enjoyable and educational.

Enjoy “Annie” May 26 and 27 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City beginning at 8 p.m. each night. Preshow festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. each night and include sing-a-longs, and opportunities to win a cameo role in the production. A limited number of tables are available each night, and all chair seats are $15 general admission with tickets for students and seniors $12 each. Tickets can be purchased during regular business hours at the amphitheater box office, at the door, online at www.Ticketmaster.com, at the Ticketmaster desk at local Publix grocery stores, or by calling (404) 249-6500. For more information, visit www.TheTwilightTheatre.com or call (770) 631-0630.

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