Stalled from opening in April as New Zealand moved into nationwide lockdown and faced further delays with a second Covid-19 wave – Harlequin Musical Theatre is bringing the perfect family-friendly musical this November.
Annie is the ultimate story of hope. A story of two unlikely people finding each other and a story of dedication from the cast, creative and production teams determined to bring this charming story to stage.
“With opening night fast approaching, the cast is excited to bring the joy of theatre to an audience,” says Harlequin Musical Theatre president Dale Smith.
“This is the hub of musical theatre excellence in our community and what better way to celebrate than with this classic story of hope and love.”
Charming everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City, Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage.
With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie foils the evil Miss Hannigan, befriends President Franklin D Roosevelt and finds her new home with billionaire Daddy Warbucks, Grace Farrell and Sandy.
The timeless tale is known to bring a smile to your face with familiar songs, including It’s a Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street and the ever-optimistic Tomorrow.
The season for the heart-warming musical Annie runs from November 14-28. Concessions available for seniors, students, Harlequin members and group bookings.