Come see YES Company’s (Youth Entertainment Stage Co.) exciting new production of Annie. This exuberant musical features over 70 local students in grades 7 through 12 under the direction of Maggie Sniffen.
The musical will be staged in July.
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.
Performances are scheduled for Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m.
The Gallo Center Ticket Office is at 1000 I St., Downtown Modesto. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; extended hours are performance days. Tickets for Annie! range from $14 to $45.
For more information, visit the website: www.galloarts.org
YES Company is a partnership of the Gallo Center of the Arts and the Stanislaus County Office of Education. Annie is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.