The sun will come out tomorrow! That’s because Annie the Musical will take over the Orpheum Theatre Omaha from November 8 to 13, 2022! The Tony-Award-winning musical will have eight showings at Omaha’s premier entertainment destination, and we simply can’t wait! Annie is a musical written by Thomas Meehan with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. The story is based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with some depictions from the 1885 poem Little Orphan Annie by James Whitcomb Riley. The musical’s remarkably charming storyline is perfect for the whole family. The touring production also features an incredible cast and an award-winning creative team. So hurry up and grab your tickets now to enjoy the outstanding musical Annie at the Orpheum Theatre Omaha!
Annie tells the story of an 11-year-old orphan who sleeps in an orphanage with several girls named Molly, Pepper, July, Duffy, Tessie, and Kate. Even though Annie is among friends, she can’t help but think about her parents and how she’s determined to find them one day. Annie often dreams about escaping the orphanage to find her parents, but a failed attempt causes the dreadfully mean Miss Hannigan to treat her even worse. One day, a wealthy businessman’s secretary comes into the orphanage and chooses Annie to come to live at the mansion during the holidays. Oliver Warbucks, the wealthy businessman, plans to adopt Annie and vows to help her find her parents. Will this be a happy ending for Annie? Or will someone sabotage adoption?
In 1977, Annie opened on Broadway and was met with wide critical acclaim. The musical also won numerous awards, including seven Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards. The musical’s score was also met with praises from the general public. Annie’s most famous song, “Tomorrow,” dominated the airwaves, and the music is still being covered today by various artists. Apart from “Tomorrow,” some of the other songs that resonated well with viewers are “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” “Maybe,” “Easy Street,” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You.”
David Rooney from the Hollywood Reporter commends the whole production, “This is a winning presentation of an unapologetically sentimental show that tips its hat to an earlier era in musical theater.” Meanwhile, Elisabeth Vincentelli from the New York Post referred to the musical as a stylish revival, “There’s a lot to love in this production,” she adds. Linda Winer from Newsday mentioned that Annie’s storyline is relevant to modern times, “For all the freight of timeliness, this remains a sweet spot of a family musical, full of adorable, but not sticky-adorable.” Lastly, Northjersey.com’s Robert Feldberg has already seen various versions of Annie, but he still has nothing but good things to say, “Every time I see a production of ‘Annie,’ I’m impressed again with what a really good show it is.”
“This is a winning presentation of an unapologetically sentimental show that tips its hat to an earlier era in musical theater.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Annie gets a stylish revival. There’s a lot to love in this production,” – New York Post
“For all the freight of timeliness, this remains a sweet spot of a family musical, full of adorable, but not sticky-adorable.” – Newsday
Annie makes its much-welcomed return to the Orpheum Theatre Omaha as the 2022 production runs from November 8 to 13! The Orpheum Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska, has been hosting the city’s most exciting events, such as Broadway tours and top-tier music concerts. The venue has also been known to host several Opera Omaha concerts. Since 1927, the Orpheum Theatre has provided the citizens of Omaha with the optimal entertainment experience. The venue is furnished with 2,600 plush seats, state-of-the-art facilities, and high-quality audio and lighting system.
Annie is a musical that teaches about courage, love, and friendship. The show is a great way for you and your family to bond and build memories that will last a lifetime. Tickets to this award-winning musical are now available! Hurry and buy your tickets now before it’s too late!
“Every time I see a production of “Annie,” I’m impressed again with what a really good show it is.” – Robert Feldberg from Northjersey.com
“This revival of ‘Annie’ is fabulous. Creatively staged and smartly cast from top to bottom, it makes a convincing case for a musical widely regarded by cynical adults as suitable only for consumption by the very, very young. Even if you’re a child-hating curmudgeon.” – Terry Teachout from Wallstreet Journal.