Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.
Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company will present Annie Jr. at the John Lewis Theatre at South Broadway Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on December 8, 9, 15 and 16 with 2 p.m. matinees on December 10 and 17. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at www.southbroadwaytickets.com.
“We are so excited to perform Annie Jr.,” Doug Montoya, Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company’s co-artistic director, said. “This is a feel-good, family-friendly play. At just an hour, it’s perfect for an audience of all ages, even the little ones.”
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 an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
A non-profit formed in December 2004, Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company prides itself on being one of the only children’s theatre companies in Albuquerque that casts children on their ability to perform, not on their ability to pay. CPTC keeps itself viable by generating revenue through ticket sales and grants. It was voted by the readers and editors of Albuquerque The Magazine as one of the top five theatre companies in Albuquerque. Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company is in residence at South Broadway Cultural Center.
Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company will perform A Very Star Wars Christmas, a musical parody and Cardboard Playhouse original production, at 7 p.m. on December 22 and 23. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with members of the 501st Legion and BB-8. Doors open at 6 p.m. for pictures. Tickets – sure to sell out – can be purchased in advance at http://www.southbroadwaytickets.com.