‘Annie’ opens Friday at DreamWrights
Add 26 orphans, 58 assorted adults and teens, and three dogs together and you get … two casts for “Annie the Musical.”
The source material for this much-loved musical goes way back to the 1885 poem “Little Orphan Annie” by James Whitcomb Riley. In 1924, Harold Gray began his comic strip, which is still running today. By the 1930s, he began publishing a series of books, and the first of many Annie movies were made.
DreamWrights is delighted to bring “Annie” to York for Christmas. There are two casts of 42 each – two of every character – and three dogs! The part of Orphan Annie is being portrayed by two 12-year-olds, Leah Jameson, of York, and Hannah Langmead, of Seven Valleys. The dog cast members are Katie Ann and Bailey, both of York, in the role of Sandy. There will also be a special guest appearance by a current resident of the SPCA. DreamWrights and the SPCA are partnering for the second time on this production and are hoping that this pup will find a forever home, as did the last!
Show times and dates are 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7-8 and 14-15 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1- 2, 8- 9 and 15-16. There will also be a playlet, breakfast and Santa visit at 9 a.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15. An audio described performance will be at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1, with a touch tour at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased in advance for the playlet and audio described sessions. Advance tickets are recommended for all performances as shows are selling out.
The show is perfect for all ages. Reserved seating is $12 and general admission is $8. The playlet/breakfast is $15.
Order tickets by phone at (717) 848-8623, ext. 1; online at www.dreamwrights.org; or visit the box office, 100 Carlisle Ave., York, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.