(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s family holiday spectacular, Annie heads into its final weekend in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. 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 Broadway, film and television veteran Michael Blevins, the cast features over 60 performers ranging from professional guest artists to local talent and includes students of the Centenary University’s theatre department and students of Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop. Centenary Stage Company’s annual family holiday spectacular serves as a celebration of all of Centenary Stage Company’s programming, by combining the talents of professional guest artists, local talent, Centenary University faculty, staff, students and students of the Young Performers Workshop programming. The principle cast features Osborn Focht as Oliver Warbucks, Liz McConahay as Miss Hannigan, Justin Boccitto as Rooster Hannigan, Alycia Kunkle as Grace Farrell and Grace Nagle as Annie.
All performances of Annie will be held in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Remaining performances are Thursday, December 6 at 7:30PM; Friday, December 7 at 8PM; Saturday, December 8 at 2:00PM and 8PM and Sunday, December 9 at 2PM. Ticket prices are $29.50 for adults and $20.00 for children under 12 for matinee and Friday evening performances. Saturday evening performances are $32.00 for adults and $20.00 for children under 12. Thursday evening performances are $29.50 for ALL SEATS with a Buy One/Get One Rush Ticket Special when purchased at the Centenary Stage Company box office in person beginning at 5:30PM. BOGO Rush Ticket Special is not valid for advance ticket sales and not available via phone or internet sales. Centenary Stage Company also offers a variety of special discounts for groups, buffet matinees, scout troops, Centenary University alumni and special student rush ticketing. Terms and conditions apply. Contact the CSC box office directly for more information.
Centenary Stage Company’s family holiday spectacular, Annie is sponsored in part by season sponsor Heath Village, series sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd and event sponsors, Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System and The Hackettstown Rotary Club.
The article continues after this ad
For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 pm and two hours prior to each performance. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.
The 2018-2019 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.
PHOTO: Grace Nagle as Annie and Osborn Focht as Oliver Warbucks (photo credit: Chris Young)