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Willard High to present 'Annie'

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Mar 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM

WILLARD — The Willard High School theater department will present “Annie” at 7:30 p.m. March 30 and at 2:30 p.m. March 31.

With more than 75 people in the cast, crew, and live orchestra, this production of “Annie” includes a wide range of performers from elementary students as young as age 5 to adult musicians.

“Annie” is based on the Harold Gray comic that began in 1924. Music is by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and the book by Thomas Meehan.

In this family-friendly musical set in the 1930s, a spunky, ever-positive orphan girl resolves to find her parents, having been abandoned by them as a baby 11 years earlier on the doorstep of a city orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie’s adventure takes her through the New York streets, where she finds a lovable dog; to Hooverville, where she meets some of the city’s disgruntled, homeless residents; to the White House, where she inspires President Franklin Roosevelt; and to the mansion of billionaire Oliver Warbucks - all of whom succumb to Annie’s charms.

Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call theater director Brian Napier at Willard High School at 419-935-0181.

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