Surbiton High Present: Annie

  • Thu 24 Nov - Sat 26 Nov

Surbiton High School proudly presents one of the most popular and beloved musicals of all time, Annie, for a four-performance run at the Rose Theatre, Kingston. The production features a cast of over 130 girls and boys from Year 3 to Year 13 and promises to be our most entertaining musical production yet! This is Surbiton High School’s sixth outing at the Rose Theatre, having performed the family favourite, Grease, last year to packed houses of enthusiastic audience members. The performance features stunning sets and costumes which have been created by the school’s Art and DT departments, original choreography, a live orchestra, all of the much-loved songs from the original musical and a range of exciting characters, brought to life by our talented young performers.

‘Annie’ follows the story of a young, plucky orphan who dreams of being reunited with her parents above all else. Her story begins at the Municipal Girls’ Orphanage under the supervision of the callous (and often drunk!) Miss Hannigan but quickly transforms into a heart-warming, rags-to-riches adventure, owing to the kindness of the billionaire Oliver Warbucks and his jovial staff. Their lives intertwine and they transform each other for the better.

Surbiton High School is delighted to be producing this classic musical; we warmly invite you join Annie as she discovers the vibrancy of 1930’s New York, a city that she’s lived in all her life but never really seen, along with a vast array of colourful characters on 24, 25 and 26 November at The Rose Theatre, Kingston.

This amateur production of ‘Annie’ is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK. Book by THOMAS MEEHAN, Music by CHARLES STROUSE and Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN. Original production directed by Martin Charnin.

Originally produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates Inc., The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Icarus Productions. Based on "Little Orphan Annie" (R) by permission of the Tribune Media Services Inc.