The heartwarming Broadway musical “Annie” opens at the Skylight Theatre this weekend on Friday, November 17th and will run through Wednesday, December 27, 2017. This is the first time Skylight has presented Annie in the theatre’s almost 60-year history.
Annie is a heartwarming, family-favorite show that has captivated audiences worldwide with a beloved story and an inspiring score featuring popular songs like “Hard Knock Life,” “Maybe” and, of course, “Tomorrow.”
The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical will be presented in Skylight’s Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. It’s just steps away from Christmas in the Ward, local boutiques, great dining options, and more.
Annie has a cast of 35 actors and features live accompaniment by a 11-piece orchestra led by music director/conductor Bill Busch. The two actresses playing Annie and many of the 18 girls portraying orphans will perform in rotating casts, along with two dogs playing Sandy.
Molly Rhode, who directed Skylight’s acclaimed productions of Les Misérables (2013) and The Sound of Music (2012), will direct and choreograph the production. Bill Busch is making his Skylight debut as music director. “The character of Annie has a lot of moxie and so does the show. Its deliberate contrast of the have’s and have-not’s in Depression-era America is boldly unapologetic and remains all too relevant. It’s a show with quite a lot to say, and it does so with spunk and heart,” Rhode said.
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