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Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine’ ANNIE’ takes centre stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.
The National Youth Theatre Company presents ANNIE the classic musical about a plucky orphan Annie on a mission to find her parents in 1930s New York City. 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.
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. Musical highlights include “Tomorrow”, “Easy Street”, “N.Y.C.” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”.
With a cast of over 250 of the finest young performers from all over the Auckland region and a rocking live band, Annie delivers a magical night out for the whole family, in a not-to-be-missed, musical about hopefulness and family!Four shows only, and no extension is possible!
Annie is directed by Jonathan Alver, musically directed by James Doy, with choreography by Frith Horan assisted by Tyler Johnston.
Annie is a show that has as much relevance in 2019 as when it was set in 1933, the need for optimism, people’s need for a show that brings smiles and hope in a time when people are hurting. It brings us back to think about what is important in our lives –hope, optimism, love and a good old fashioned musical to make us laugh and enjoy life!
Annie is the National Youth Theatre Company’s 29th production. Founded in 2004, NYTC is a Charitable Trust, bringing confidence and life skills to young people through the theatrical arts. The outstanding cast of Annie includes emerging talent discovered through NYTC’s Outreach programme, which provides scholarships to students who might otherwise not be able to experience the joy of participating in an NYTC programme.