This October, Durham, North Carolina, becomes home to the Tony-Award-winning production of Annie! From October 18 to 23, 2022, the production of Annie will conquer the Durham Performing Arts Center! The musical will have eight showings in Durham and feature an award-winning creative team and a stellar cast! Annie has been revered for its incredible storyline and memorable music by fans and critics. The show tells lessons of hope and determination and will remind the audience that the sun will always shine despite challenges and turmoils! The show is part of the production’s North American tour of 18 major cities this fall. If you’re keen on experiencing the excellent production of Annie, then you should hurry and grab your tickets now before it’s too late!
The musical is directed by Martin Charnin and is based on the book written by Thomas Meehan. Meanwhile, the show’s music was composed by multi-award-winning lyricist and composer Charles Strouse, while lyrics were written by Charnin. The musical tells the story of Annie, an 11-year-old orphan who lives with several other girls in an orphanage. Miss Hannigan, a mean and bitter caretaker at the orphanage, often gives Annie a hard time and vents her frustration for being surrounded by little girls. Annie escapes the orphanage to find her parents but is unsuccessful in her attempt. One day, Annie becomes a prospect of being adopted by a wealthy businessman, who vowed to help Annie find her parents.
The musical, which opened on Broadway in 1977, won numerous awards. The show garnered seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. At the Drama Desk Awards, Annie received seven awards, including Outstanding Musical and Oustanding Music. The music of Annie, especially the song “Tomorrow,” has received worldwide-commercial success and was covered by several artists for films, advertisements, and other TV shows.
“An extraordinarily entertaining revival of “Annie.” – Jeremy Gerard from Bloomberg.
“This revival of “Annie” is fabulous. Creatively staged and smartly cast from top to bottom, it makes a convincing case for a musical widely regarded by cynical adults as suitable only for consumption by the very, very young.” – Jerry Teachout from the Wallstreet Journal.
“This is a winning presentation of an unapologetically sentimental show that tips its hat to an earlier era in musical theater, before the age of cynicism and industrial spectacle redefined the Broadway model.” – David Rooney from the Hollywood Reporter.
Annie has received worldwide acclaim, and many critics praised the musical’s revival. Terry Teachout from the Wallstreet Journal mentioned that even if you’re a “child-hating curmudgeon,” you’ll still love the show. “This revival of “Annie” is fabulous. It makes a convincing case for a musical widely regarded by cynical adults as suitable only for consumption by the very, very young.” Meanwhile, David Rooney from the Hollywood Reporter commends the musical for being “cute without being cutesy and sweet without being saccharine.” He adds that the show is a “winning presentation of an unapologetically sentimental show that tips its hat to an earlier era in musical theater before the age of cynicism and industrial spectacle redefined the Broadway model.” Lastly, Jeremy Gerard of Bloomberg called the show an “extraordinarily entertaining revival.”
This October, Annie’s production at the Durham Performing Arts will be directed by Drama Desk-nominated director Jenn Thompson. Meanwhile, the creative team includes esteemed set designer Wilson Chinn and award-winning customer designer Alejo Vietti. The Durham Performing Arts Center will host eight showings of Annie in North Carolina. Ranked as one of the top five theaters in the United States, The Durham Performing Arts Center has been the prime destination for the city’s biggest productions since 2008. The state-of-the-art venue has hosted more than 550,000 guests and presented more than 250 events. The theater is equipped with 2,700 plush seats and a top-tier audio and visual system, providing guests with the best entertainment experience.
Bring your family and friends to the heartwarming musical Annie at the Durham Performing Arts Center this October. Annie is composed of a wonderful story of love, courage, and triumph, paired with outstanding music and an incredible cast. This musical is guaranteed to create memories that will last you a lifetime! Tickets to see Annie at the Durham Performing Arts Center are now available!