Behind the Musical: Annie

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Stocker Arts Center, Hoke Theatre

Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Chagrin Falls Performing arts Center
Co-produced with Chagrin Arts

Leapin’ Lizards! Hard to believe it’s been 40 years since the darling red-headed orphan debuted on Broadway, and that she took so many hard knocks along the way. It was lyricist and director Martin Charnin’s idea to make a family musical based on the famous comic strip—just about everyone on Broadway thought he was crazy. Only when Mike Nichols stepped in as producer was the show saved, and the trials and tribulations paid off in a Tony Award-winning bonanza. We’ll include all of the songs from Charnin and Charles Strouse’s terrific score including the iconic “Tomorrow,” “Maybe,” “It’s a Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.” Annie’s story—and our back story of this feel-good musical’s creation—is filled with hope that the “sun’ll come out tomorrow.”

Co-hosted by Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier | Featuring Lexi Cowan, Eric Fancher, Sheri Gross, Jessica Cope Miller and Gilgamesh Taggett

Stocker Arts Center:
General: $20 | Children (18 and under): $10
Tickets available through the Stocker arts Center Box Office.
Call 440-366-4040 or visit

Chagrin Arts:
General: $35/$31 | TMTP Members: $32/$28 | Students (18 and under): $10
Tickets available through TMTP’s Box Office.
Call 216-245-TMTP (8687) or visit