Gesa Power House Theatre launches the new Walla Walla Summer Stage Series with two musicals scheduled for Summer 2018. First up is Annie, with performances July 27 through August 5. This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (The Last Five Years, Cabaret).
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.”
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC, and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
The cast of Annie is as follows:
ANNIE – Abigayle Rolfe
OLIVER WARBUCKS – Thomas Beebe
MISS HANNIGAN – Jimmy Vaughan
GRACE FARRELL – Cari Wilton
ROOSTER – Daniel Rose
LILY – Chanel Finnie
MOLLY – Mae Blethen
KATE – Frances Lastoskie
TESSIE – Sydney Bridgeland
JUDY – Claire Marr
PEPPER – Catie Allen
DUFFY – Libby Drabek
GERTRUDE – Caroline Blethen
July 27 – 7:00 p.m.
July 28 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
July 29 – 2:00 p.m.
Aug. 3 – 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 4 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 5 – 2:00 p.m.
Reserved seating tickets ($35-$25 Adults; $20 Students; $15 Youth 17 and under) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662. Outside food and beverages are not allowed. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.
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Want to support our efforts to bring more live theater to Walla Walla? Click here or contact the box office to become a Summer Stage Supporter! $150 supports one musical; $250 supports both. Includes two best-available seats, mention in the program, and a souvenir poster.
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