Annie, America’s most beloved musical is on tour and returning to the Arsht Center from March 3rd to March 5th. Grab your kids and plan a family date night for a night to remember. Making it even more magical Annie on Tour stars 11-year-old old Florida native, Tori Bates, in the iconic role of Annie! With Gilgamesh Taggett returning as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, it’s sure to be smash! Don’t forget to grab my exclusive promo code to receive up to 15% off your ticket purchase.
Annie on Tour
I saw Annie on Tour two years ago when it was at the Broward Center and I loved it. I couldn’t wait for its return, and to have the honor of taking Emily to see it. Unfortunately I’m headed out-of-town so Papa is taking his baby out for a night on the town to see Annie on Tour!!! With her birthday coming up we wanted to surprise her with something special – and this is going to do the trick. Some one on one time with Papa – her very own Daddy Warbucks – is just what every little girl needs. It’s not just me singing the praises of Annie on Tour, here’s what the critics have said:
“Spectacular on every count!” – Newsweek
“One of the best family musicals ever penned” – Chicago Tribune
“The ultimate feel-good musical!” – Time Magazine
“Annie delivers a tingle that starts at the spine and wends its way toward the tear ducts.” – The Washington Post
“As lovable as ever. Annie is a musical gift.” – Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Annie on Tour at the Arsht Center
The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
The production features a 25-member company: in the title role of Annie is Tori Bates, an 11-year- old actress from Sarasota, FL, making her tour debut. She most recently starred as Young Josephine in the sold-out run of Josephine at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Gilgamesh Taggett continues to star as Oliver Warbucks. In the role of Miss Hannigan is Erin Fish. Also starring in the tour are Casey Prins as Grace Farrell; Michael Santora as Rooster; Mallory King as Lily; and Jeffrey B. Duncan as FDR. Sunny and Macy, rescue terrier mixes, star as Sandy.
The orphans are Bunny Baldwin as Molly; Jacqueline Galvano as July; Ava Slater as Kate; Amanda Swickle as Pepper; Amanda Wylie as Tessie; and Katie Wylie as Duffy. The featured ensemble includes Timothy Allen, Todd Berkich, Katie Davis, Adam du Plessis, Mia Fitzgibbon, Caroline Lellouche, Conor McGiffin, Mackenzie Perpich, Connor Simpson, David Vogel, Anastasia Wolfe and Roxy York.
History of Annie
The original production of ANNIE opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards ® , including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened, and has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 39 years.
Everything You Need To Know!
The parental guidance advisory for Annie is ages 8+, however, based on seeing it last year, I recommend that children be ages 4 and up. This seemed to be the minimum age for the children in attendance at that time. The closer to the stage the better for those under 8. Annie runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes, which includes one 15 minute intermission. Food, snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Annie is only in town for 3 days with only 5 show options, including 2 matinees, from March 3rd through March 5th. Whether young or old, everyone LOVES Annie! Bring the kids out for a fun date night!
Tickets to see Annie on stage start at a family friendly budget price of just $29. Annie is playing at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts which is located at 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132. Tickets are available for purchase here or by calling the Box Office at (305) 949-6722. Be sure to visit Broadway Across America for details about Broadway shows coming to South Florida!
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Disclosure: Mama’s Mission was not compensated for this post. I received media tickets to attend this performance; however, all opinions are 100% my own. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Photo Credit Joan Marcus.