- $38 for one G-Pass to see Annie (up to $75.55 value)
- When: select dates, January 21–28, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
- Seating: balcony section
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click to view the seating chart
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
Annie is a decidedly old-fashioned piece of entertainment: based on a Depression-era comic strip by a deeply conservative cartoonist, it debuted on Broadway back in 1977. The protagonist is utterly innocent, the villains gleefully melodramatic, and the mood unabashedly optimistic. But the mop-topped eternal little girl and her canine pal, Sandy, show no signs of aging, much less stopping (although the strip itself finally ended in 2010). After an initial Broadway run of almost six years, the musical launched countless tours, international productions, and a beloved film starring Carol Burnett and Albert Finney. Audiences remain enraptured by the heartwarming tale of a spirited girl determined to find familial love in the face of a devious orphanage matron and her scheming cohorts. Songs from the musical have burrowed deep into pop culture, including instantly recognizable hits such as “Tomorrow,” “Maybe,” and “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” the last of which was sampled by rapper Jay-Z to bolster his street cred by pretending he controlled a pack of orphans.
Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
For the 100 years since the Hippodrome Theatre opened, it has served as a combination movie palace and vaudeville theater, spending more than 70 years hosting big names such as Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. Following a double-decade period of slow business and bad hairstyles, the Hippodrome Theatre closed in 1990. Now, however, after an exhaustive restoration project that reanimated the theater’s chandelier-lit arches, the mural above the proscenium stage, and the grand-theater boxes that hark back to opera’s heyday, the Hippodrome Theatre reopens to the delight of Baltimore’s cultural landscape.