Leapin’ lizards! The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage at Sutter Street Theatre in “Annie Jr.,” an adaptation of one of the world’s best-loved and most-performed musicals.
With pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone she meets despite a next-to-nothing start in the Depression-era New York City of the 1930s. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. When billionaire Oliver Warbucks decides to invite an orphan to his mansion for Christmas, Annie gets her chance to experience NYC anew outside the confines of the orphanage. Despite Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, Annie befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new home alongside Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
“Annie Jr.” was written by Thomas Meehan with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. This production is directed by Mark Cornfield with musical direction and choreography by Connie Mockenhaupt.
“Annie Jr.” runs Feb. 15 through March 23 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. Tickets are $17 general, $15 seniors and $13 children 12 and younger. There is a discount of $2 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling (916) 353-1001 or online at SutterStreetTheatre.com. Call the box office for group orders. Sutter Street Theatre is located at 717 Sutter St. in Folsom.