The Sun’ll Come Out…
The Academy at Civic Theatre proudly presents Annie JR. The classic Depression-era tale of the plucky young orphan girl with a bright outlook on the world comes to life on the Waukesha Civic Theatre stage this August. Annie, living in an orphanage run by the bitter Miss Hannigan, is determined to find her parents. When billionaire Oliver Warbucks invites her to spend Christmas in his mansion, Annie’s life changes as much as she changes the lives of those around her.
The Broadway Junior series, developed by Music Theatre International, features author-approved, shortened versions of classical musicals designed for younger performers. The cast of WCT’s production of Annie JR. are students of the theatre’s A.C.T. program, learning and growing as performers under the direction of Jes and Jacob Sudbrink. Annie JR. represents weeks of dedicated study and rehearsal.
Annie Jr. features all the classics from the original musical. The young performers bring well-loved songs like “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” and, of course, “Tomorrow” to life. So many students wished to be involved in the show that there are two casts, each performing twice. The Easy Street Cast performs August 1st at 7:30 p.m. and August 2nd a 2:00 p.m., while the NYC Cast performs August 2nd at 7:30 p.m. and August 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $6 for subscribers. For tickets or more information, please visit our website or call the box office at (262) 547-0708. Box office hours are 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.