This year, Annie is back, and it’s going to be bigger than ever! It’s one of the best musicals ever written! And we know precisely why! The Tony Award-winning production of Annie is coming to North America, and it’s making numerous stops in major cities! This fun-filled stage musical classic about a lovable and optimistic orphan named Annie has entertained theater lovers since 1976! The story is so beloved that over forty years after its premiere, the musical is still ongoing! This year, Annie is coming to Denver, Colorado, for a multiple-night run at the Buell Theatre! This highly-anticipated series of performances will feature a fantastic cast, a brilliant creative team, and critically-acclaimed direction from Jenn Thompson! Watch out for the classic story’s iconic hits, such as “Tomorrow,” “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” and many more! Hurry and secure your tickets now and catch this fresh new take from the Award-winning musical Annie! See the show light up the Buell Theatre this fall!
“Annie” has warmed the hearts of many, its message of resiliency remaining applicable to changing times.” – Leo Weekly
“This is a winning presentation of an unapologetically sentimental show.” – Hollywood Reporter
“There is a modesty, a humanity within the spectacle that helps the too-large theater feel embracing” – Newsday
Referred to as the world’s best musical, Annie is one of the longest-running and time-honored stage shows to ever come out. The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1977, is based on the classic comic strip by Harold Gray titled Little Orphan Annie. This remarkable story delves into the life of a cheery and happy orphan named Annie. She’s 11 years old and is absolutely positive that she will find her parents. Fairly a good girl, Annie sometimes gets into trouble not because she’s naughty. Her guardian Miss Hannigan is just as cruel as they come. One day, Annie escapes the orphanage to look for her parents. She is then caught by the police and brought back. A billionaire by the name of Oliver Warbucks sends his assistant to the orphanage to select a child to spend Christmas at his mansion. Being scolded by the mean Ms. Hannigan, Annie catches the assistant’s attention. Hence, she was selected to spend the holidays at the mansion. Will Annie finally be adopted and finally be happy? Or will sinister forces try to sabotage her chances of living a happy life? Stay tuned and score tickets now to Annie the Musical at the Buell Theatre!
Annie features music and lyrics written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, who also directed the original production, with the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway run features music by Charles Strouse, choreography by Liza Gennaro, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, and costume design by Suzy Benzinger. Annie premiered on Broadway in 1977, and the original production ran for six years straight. One year after opening on Broadway, Annie premiered in London’s West End, followed by a North American tour. Regarded as one of the longest-running musicals in theater history, Annie the Musical had several revivals in 1983, 1997, 2012, and 2017. The latest tour kicked off in 2023 and features direction by Jenn Thompson and choreography by Patricia Wilcox. The latest production also features immensely talented designers Wilson Chin on scenic, Alejo Vietti on costume, Philip Rosenberg on lighting, and Ken Travis on sound.
Aside from a brilliant creative team, Annie the Musical brings in an amazing cast. The role of Annie will be played by newcomer and highly talented actor, singer, and dancer Ellie Pulsifer. Miss Hannigan will be played by Stephanie Londino, who has done exemplary work with Fiddler on the Roof and A Bronx Tale. On this new production of Annie, the billionaire renamed to Daddy Warbucks, will be filled in by actor Christopher Swan. Other outstanding cast members include Nick Bernardi, Krista Curry, Julia Nicole Hunter, and Mark Woodward.
“Bet your bottom dollar that ‘Annie’ is pure family fun” – Clickondetroit.com
“Annie is a feel-good show.” – Arts Review Edinburgh
Annie’s original production garnered numerous accolades after premiering on Broadway. The show has won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, seven Drama Desk Awards, and a Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album. Over the years, the revival productions have also brought in notable nominations, including two Laurence Olivier nominations, two Tony nominations, and a Drama Desk nomination.
If you’re keen on seeing the new production of Annie, you should check out the musical at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado. This iconic destination has a stellar reputation for providing top-tier entertainment to the music and arts-loving folks of Denver and beyond. Regarded as Broadway’s home away from home, the theater is the ideal setting for prominent musicals with large-scale productions. The 5,000 capacity-theater provides guests with plush, comfortable seating and a state-of-the-art light and sound experience. It’s recorded as one of America’s highest-grossing theaters and home to Denver’s most exciting musicals and concerts.
Of course, we all want Annie to achieve her ultimate dream – to find a family and live a happy life together. The musical is sure to captivate the audience through Annie’s resilience, her undying hope, and her optimism. The story tells a thing or two about fulfilling your dreams, and that family can be found where you least expect it. Annie has been revived many times in the past but this new production provides the audience with a fresh take on the 1977 classic. Moreover, the outstanding cast is guaranteed to give justice to (if not, even exceed) the original production! It’s a timeless tale worth knowing and will surely resonate well in your mind even when the show is over.
Lucky for Denver-based theater lovers, the musical will be in town this fall. Since you’re looking into watching Annie, the best musical ever written, you might as well catch this amazing show at one of America’s best theaters. See Annie the Musical at the Buell Theatre by clicking on the Get Tickets link now!