March 24, 2010 > "Annie Junior"
Submitted By Allison Ravenscroft
Warwick Elementary is joining schools across America by taking a classic concept of "Let's put on a show" to reach new academic heights with its production of "Annie Junior." Freddie Gershon, Chairman of Music Theatre International (MTI) through its Educational Division (MTI Education), works with authors of classic musicals to create special editions suitable for ages 8-14 to perform.
To celebrate the accomplishments of dozens of students involved in the production, Warwick Elementary will receive a certificate signed by Thomas Meehan (who wrote the book for Annie), Charles Strouse (music) and Martin Charnin (lyrics and original director). The cast will be commended for their successful production of "Annie Junior" and encouraged to continue to embrace the arts for the many "tomorrows" yet to come.
"Musical theatre has something for everyone. All of the students in Warwick Elementary's cast and crew have worked together to create their own unique interpretation of this classic story based during an important period of American history," says Gershon. "Whether they are on stage singing or behind the scenes running the show, we hope the community will join us in applauding them for their teamwork and skills," he adds.
Based on the popular comic strip, "Little Orphan Annie," Annie Junior tells of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt and finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
For more information on Broadway Junior or Music Theatre International, please call (212) 541-4684 or go to www.BroadwayJr.com or www.MTIshows.com.
Friday, March 26
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Saturday, March 27
1 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
Warwick Elementary School
3375 Warwick Road, Fremont