Sunny (Sandy) and Jenna Seasholtz (Annie) in Annie at the Walnut Street Theatre.
Sunny (Sandy) and Jenna Seasholtz (Annie) in Annie at the Walnut Street Theatre.
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Performances of Annie begin tonight at the Walnut Street Theatre.

This Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Harold Gray's comic strip features music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and a book by Thomas Meehan. Glenn Casale directs the show described as follows: "Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her parents. In one fun-filled adventure after another, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil schemes, befriends President Roosevelt and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace and a lovable mutt named Sandy."

Featured in the cast are Tahlia Ellie (Annie), Jenna Seasholtz (Annie), Ellie Biron (Molly), Ivy Cordle (Molly), Tyrah Skye Odoms (Pepper), Portia Murphy (Pepper), Samantha Marley (Duffy), Anna Shea Safran (Duffy), Olivia Reitz (July), Courtney Chu (July), Sadie Lock (Tessie), Alanna Stein (Tessie), Annabelle Corigliano (Kate), Camiel Warren-Taylor (Kate), Mary Martello (Miss Hannigan), Scott Langdon (Bunelles McCloskey), Sunny (Sandy), Rebecca Robbins (Grace Farrell), Melissa Joy Hart (Mrs. Pugh), Paul Schoeffler (Oliver Warbucks), Kathryn Miller (Star to Be), Christopher Sutton (Rooster Hannigan), Lyn Philistine (Lily), Fran Prisco (Bert Healy), and Dan Schiff (F.D.R.).

The creative team includes Michelle Gaudette (choreography), John Daniels (music/vocal director), Robert Andrew Kovach (set design), Mary Folino (costume coordinator), Paul Black (lighting design), Ed Chapman (sound design), and William Berloni (animal trainer).

Performances continue through January 7.

For tickets and more information, click here.