Thursday November 29, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- New England Youth Theatre presents "Annie," directed by Rebecca Waxman, with book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, which opens Dec. 6 and runs through Dec. 16, at NEYT, 100 Flat St.

The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage at New England Youth Theatre in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage, Annie is helped by her orphan friends to escape to the wondrous and magical world of New York City.

In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils the evil machinations of the cruel Miss Hannigan and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts.

Adding to the girl-power of this production will be Musical Director Becky Graber, Assistant Director Juliet Avelin and choreographer Jen Moyse.

NEYT is also holding a toy drive for local children in need. Bring wrapped toys with a girl or boy label on them to NEYT when you come for the show. Gifts will be distributed to various local service providers, who will deliver them to local children.

Performances of "Annie" are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-8 and 13-15 at 7 p.m.


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, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16, at 2 p.m.

Tickets for these performances are $12 for students, $14 for adults. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.neyt.org, or at the NEYT box office in person, or by calling 802-246-6398, from noon to 5 p.m., on Wednesdays. New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices.