What You'll Get
- $9 for one ticket for best available seating (up to $15 value)
- Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, July 30, at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.
- Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m.
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 comedian 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).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 31, 2016. Limit 8/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 purchase 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.
About Olmsted Performing Arts
When a performance studio stages The Sound of Music as its first production only months after opening, you know it means business. For the staff of Olmsted Performing Arts, their dedication to developing students' acting skills and hunger for creative expression continues to generate inspiring performances. These range from classic Rodgers and Hammerstein show tunes to song-and-dance numbers from Footloose, a rousing tale about the adventures of a barefoot podiatrist.