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ANNIE is coming to the Center for The Performing Arts in San Jose in January 2023

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Leaping lizards! Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, today announced that the all-new tour of the iconic Tony Award-winning musical ANNIE will play at San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) in Jan. 10-15, 2023. Tickets are available now online at broadwaysanjose.com, by calling 408-792-4111, or in person at the San Jose Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose). Group orders of 10 or more can be placed by calling 669-242-8558. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

ANNIE’s performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. (press night); Wednesday January 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday January 12 at 7.30 p.m.; Friday January 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturday January 14 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; and Sunday January 15 at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

This new multi-week tour is produced by Troika Entertainment, LLC and kicks off at the Landmark Theater in Syracuse, NY on October 4th. , a new and heartfelt production to audiences across North America. »

“This show, with its iconic lead character, continues to delight generations of theatergoers old and new as they joyfully sing in the face of great adversity with perseverance, courage and cunning,” said director Jenn Thompson. “For decades, ANNIE has continued to shine brightly, not only as a call to our best angels, but also as an example of the hard-earned thrill of hope: promising a better ‘Tomorrow’ not just for Annie her -even, but for all who need his message now more than ever.”

ANNIE is directed by Jenn Thompson, who at age 10 starred as “Pepper” in the original Broadway production, choreographed by Patricia Wilcox (Motown, A Night with Janis Joplin), with orchestrations by Dan DeLange . Talitha Fehr is the music coordinator and Elaine Davidson is the music director.

The design team includes scenic design by Wilson Chin (Pass Over), costume design by Alejo Vietti (Jersey Boys), lighting design by Philip Rosenberg, sound design by Ken Travis (Disney’s Aladdin), hair and wig design by Ashley Rae Callahan and the cast. by Paul Hardt of Hardt Casting, LLC.

The lovable “Sandy” pooch is trained once again by Tony Award Honoree William Berloni (ANNIE, A Christmas Story, Legally Blonde).

In the title role of Annie is Ellie Pulsifer, a 12-year-old actress from South Florida, who is making her touring debut. Christopher Swan will portray Oliver Warbucks. In the role of Miss Hannigan is Stefanie Londino. Also featured in the tour are Julia Nicole Hunter as Grace, Nick Bernardi as Rooster, Krista Curry as Lily and Mark Woodard as FDR. Addison, a stray dog ​​rescued by William Berloni through the Humane Society in 2017, stars as Sandy.

The orphans are Riglee Ruth Bryson, Bronte Harrison, Vivianne Neely, Izzy Pike, Kenzie Rees and Valeria Velasco.

The ensemble featured includes Kolten Bell, Bradley Ford Betros, Luther Brooks IV, Harrison Drake, Laura Elizabeth Flanagan, Jataria Heyward, Carly Ann Moore, Kevin Ivey Morrison, Leeanna Rubin, Andrew Scoggin, Sophie Stromberg and Kaley Were.

Staying hopeful in tough times can take a lot of determination, and sometimes a lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of viewers that the sun is always around the corner, and now the most beloved musical of all time is about to return in this new production – as you remember and just when we need it most. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate remedy for all the blows that life throws at you.

ANNIE features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. The three authors received the 1977 Tony Awards for their work.

Courtesy of Tribune Content Agency, LLC, ANNIE is based on Harold Gray’s popular comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” which premiered in the 1920s in the New York Daily News and became one of the most read books of the 1930s and 40s. Lyricist Martin Charnin bought a coffee table book titled “The Life and Hard Times of Little Orphan Annie” as a Christmas present for a friend in 1970. The bookstore clerk was too busy to wrap the book, so Charnin took the book home to wrap it. Instead, he read it and fell in love with the comic and set about getting the rights to it. The friend never received the book.

The original production of ANNIE had its world premiere on August 10, 1976 at the Goodspeed Opera House (Michael J. Price, executive director) and opened on Broadway on April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theater (Neil Simon theatre). It went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Album, and seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan ) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). It closed on Broadway after playing 2,377 performances. ANNIE was revived on Broadway in 1997 and again in 2014. It has been made into a movie three times (1982, 1999, 2014) and recently premiered as a live-action television production on NBC. The show remains one of Broadway’s biggest musical hits of all time; it has been performed in 28 languages ​​and has been taking place somewhere in the world for 45 years.

ANNIE’s beloved score includes “Maybe”, “It’s the Hard Knock Life”, “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”, “Easy Street”, “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and l eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow”.

This production of ANNIE has been licensed by Music Theater International.

ANNIE’s engagement in San Jose is presented in conjunction with Broadway San Jose, a Dutch presentation, and is a subscription offering from the 2022/23 season.

Broadway San Jose – the Northern California branch of the Nederlander Organization – presents touring Broadway musicals at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts and is a member of the Broadway League.