Hit musical coming to Suffolk

Published 9:54 pm Friday, October 12, 2018

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The musical “Annie,” performed by The Hurrah Players, hits the Suffolk Center stage on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m.

The 1977 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on Harold Gray’s popular comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” which began in the 1920s. The book and score by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, feature “Tomorrow” and “Hard Knock Life.”

For those unfamiliar with the story line, little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of evil Miss Hannigan, to stay at billionaire Oliver Warbucks’ mansion for the holidays. When Annie wins the hearts of Warbucks and his staff, they set out on an epic mission to find Annie’s parents. Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan, in partnership with her brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, attempt to make some money out of this unique situation. The stories become intertwined as the lovable Annie’s story hits the national spotlight.

“Annie” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Tickets are $20 for youth and $25 for adults, and may be purchased online at suffolkcenter.org or at the third floor box office at the Suffolk Center. It is recommended that tickets be bought in advance; they can be mailed or held at the Will Call window.