Spend Your Holidays with the Lovable Annie at Woodlawn Theatre
The Tony-Award Winning Musical Opens on November 23rd
SAN ANTONIO, TX – The delightful story of Annie, the orphan with the heart of gold, comes to San Antonio this Holiday season, bringing with it a message of positivity, love. and hope. The highly-entertaining production is sure to steal hearts and have audiences singing in their seats. Woodlawn Theatre’s Annie runs from November 23rd through December 23rd. Tickets are currently available at woodlawntheatre.org
Based on Thomas Meehan’s book, audiences find eleven-year-old Annie at Municipal Girls Orphanage in 1933’s New York City alongside fellow orphans Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, and Duffy. Dreaming of a better life, Annie hatches a plan to escape the orphanage only to get caught and returned to the boozy Miss Hannigan. But, timing is everything as Grace Farrell, assistant to the billionaire Oliver Warbucks, is visiting the orphanage at the time of Annie’s return. Grace is in search of an orphan to spend the holidays at Oliver Warbucks’ mansion. To the chagrin of Miss Hannigan, Grace picks Annie whose life is forever changed as she changes those around her.
Woodlawn Theatre’s Annie features a bevy of young San Antonio performers, including Maya Abelow and Alex Phillips, both playing the role of Annie. “We are excited that our cast features 22 students from our growing youth program,” states Annie Director Christopher Rodriguez. “These kids are having a blast being involved in a mainstage production with our adult performers.”
With music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin Annie drips with captivating and memorable songs such as “It’s The Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” and “Tomorrow.” Kids and adults alike will be charmed by Annie’s message of faith and family. “Our family can help us get through rough patches, but a family can be much more than just blood relatives,” says Rodriguez. “An orphan or not, a family can be formed around any group that you love and care for and the musical Annie helps to remind our audiences of that.”
In keeping with Annie’s message, Woodlawn Theatre will be accepting donations benefitting the San Antonio Food Bank. Donations of peanut butter, cereal, rice, chili, canned foods, and more can be dropped off at the Theatre lobby during normal Box Office hours or prior to showtime.
Woodlawn Theatre’s Annie opens on November 23rd and runs through December 23rd. Tickets can be purchased at woodlawntheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 210-267-8388. Read more about Woodlawn’s Annie at thehardknocklife.org.
Performance Dates & Times:
November 23 – December 23, 2018
Evening shows every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm
Matinee shows every Sunday at 3:00 pm
Pride Night – December 1
ASL (American Sign Language) Night – December 7
Student Night – December 14
Production Sponsor: The Jefferson Woodlawn Lake Community Development Corporation
Media Sponsor: KONO 101.1
Location: Woodlawn Theatre is located at 1920 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78201
Ticket Prices: Adults $30, Senior/Military/First Responders $24, Children/Student $18 | Groups of 10 people or more receive a 20% discount
Ticket Information: Woodlawn Theatre Box Office, (210) 267-8388
10a-5p, Tue-Fri |11a-2p, Sat | woodlawntheatre.org
Parking: Free parking is available and located behind Vogue College of Cosmetology on W Lynwood Ave. This area is specifically designated for patrons and is patrolled by a uniformed security guard during the run of each show.
Media Contact: Jeanette Fernandez, (210) 267-8388, firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Woodlawn Theatre
The Woodlawn Theatre is San Antonio’s historic local theatre, located in the heart of the Deco District at 1920 Fredericksburg Road. A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, Woodlawn Theatre is devoted to creating opportunities for the surrounding community by providing quality, entertaining, educational, and affordable programming for all ages. For more information, visit woodlawntheatre.org.