Pre-Sale: "Annie" (April 8 or 9)

Jesse H. Jones Hall

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In a Nutshell

Little Annie and her loyal canine, Sandy, attempt to escape a conniving orphanage matron while searching for familial love

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 20/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

The Deal

  • $63 for one ticket for seating in the orchestra (rows J–V) or the grand tier (up to $89.50 value)
  • $51 for one ticket for seating in the orchestra (rows W–DD) or the mezzanine (up to $72.25 value)
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Dates and Showtimes

  • Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Annie

Some little girls daydream about ponies, and others about princesses. Some want to be champion swimmers and others prima ballerinas. But the only thing Annie wants is a family of her own. Inspired by an enduring, Depression-era comic strip, Annie follows a scrappy, red-headed orphan as she tries to find a place to belong. Help comes from an unexpected corner in the form of the wealthy Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, who takes in an orphan in hopes of adding a luster of philanthropy to his already impressive reputation. When he learns that the young girl (always accompanied by her adorable dog, Sandy) still dreams of finding her original parents, he offers a sizable reward—and that’s when the vultures start to flock. But in the sunny world of Annie, good news—and tomorrow—are always only a day a way.

Winner of six 1977 Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Score (written by the inimitable Charles Strouse), Annie became almost an instant classic, helped in no small part by the Carol Burnett-starring film version, in which the legendary comedienne tackled the role of the orphanage warden Miss Hannigan. It’s since gone through many tours, two Tony-nominated Broadway revivals, and become embedded in pop culture—perhaps most unexpectedly by Jay-Z. The hip-hop icon first sampled “It’s a Hard-Knock Life” for his appropriately-named single “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)”, bolstering his street cred with the sound of plucky young girls singing very loudly. He later doubled-down on his Annie love, producing a film version (along with Will Smith) that starred Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, and ludicrously cute Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild).

Society for Performing Arts

Jesse H. Jones, a businessman, philanthropist, and member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's cabinet, knew what he wanted for Houston: more art. Before his death in 1956, Jones set in motion a plan to create a new cultural center for the city, and under the leadership of his nephew John, the Jones Hall became a reality. To keep the ushers from getting lonely on nights when the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera weren't playing the younger Jones created the Society for Performing Arts.

The SPA brought Carol Channing to Jones Hall in its first season and later grew to be the largest such arts organization in the southwest. It's even expanded from its majestic flagship venue to fill another pair of theaters a couple of blocks away.


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