Bay Area Educational Theater Company
Performance Dates: November 4-13, 2011
Thursday, November 10
9:00am Call Time (Big Apple Cast) should be over by noon
Friday, November 11
6:30pm Call Time (Capitol Hill Cast)
Saturday, November 12
1:00pm Call Time (Big Apple Cast)
Sunday, November 13
1:00pm Call Time (Capitol Hill Cast)
Come dine with us at California Pizza Kitchen on Thursday, November 17th. 20% of your check will be donated to eTc!
Please bring this flyer with you: CPKfundraiser-Nov172011
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"Annie Warbucks" picks up the action 30 seconds after the finale of its smash predecessor, “Annie”, when Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks he must marry in sixty days so the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. Annie believes that Daddy Warbucks will lose interest in her once he marries, so she runs away. This story reunites her with her old friends from the orphanage as well as a variety of new characters during her adventures as a run-away. In the end, Daddy Warbucks' whirlwind search for a fitting bride uncovers not only a plot by Doyle and her daughter to strip him of his fortune, but also his true feelings for Grace Farrell
This successful sequel to the monster-hit musical ANNIE has all the ingredients that made "Annie" so success, including music by Charles Strouse and book by Thomas Meehan, the original creators of “Annie”. The show broke all off-Broadway box office records for the time. Investors were in place to move the production to Broadway. However, with 200 performances, the production had been performed too many times off-Broadway which made it ineligible to be considered for any Tony Awards, putting the Broadway transfer in jeopardy. And, thinking that the theater was going to be vacated, the Variety Arts Theatre Management was under contract to another production, forcing Annie Warbucks to close despite strong receipts.
Here’s what reviewers said of the original off-broadway production:
Full of peppy melodies, plenty of laughs, and bright banjo rhythms -- is one of the composer's best..."Annie Warbucks" provides enough of the familiar fun to qualify as more than a postscript " -The New York Times
"ANNIE WARBUCKS is an enormously entertaining evening!" -The New York Daily News
"Surefire family fun! Charles Strouse's tunes are charmers. Well worth catching" -New York Magazine"