Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre (NVMT) presents Annie on April 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th at Neshaminy High School, 2001 Old Lincoln Highway, Langhorne; Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm.
The production is directed/choreographed by Barrymore Award-nominated Stephen Casey.
The Tony Award-winning musical is based on the comic strip with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan.
Set before Christmas 1933 during the Depression, Annie moves from Miss Hannigan’s orphanage to a stay at billionaire Oliver Warbucks’ mansion.
When Annie wins the hearts of Warbucks and his staff, they set out on an epic mission to find Annie’s parents, with help from President Roosevelt.
Miss Hannigan, her brother Rooster, and his girlfriend, scheme to make money out of the situation. The stories become intertwined as Annie’s search hits the national spotlight.
The production includes a cast and crew of more than 30 community members from throughout the Delaware Valley region.
Courtney Neiman (Levittown) and Lydia O’Halloran (Willow Grove) rotate in the title role.
Mark Scher (Holland) is “Daddy” Warbucks, Karen Knodel (Willow Grove) is Grace Ferrell, Courtney Capriotti (Levittown) is Miss Hannigan, Will Augustin (Levittown) is Rooster, Molly Moran (Philadelphia) is Lily, and Michael Powell (Horsham) is Roosevelt.
Six girls perform as Annie’s orphan friends and a range of memorable characters are portrayed by the ensemble.
NVMT, founded in 1956, has produced a musical annually to raise funds for scholarships to Neshaminy High seniors who plan to study the arts – over $155,000 awarded to date.
Tickets are $22 adults, $20 seniors, and $12 youth, purchased in advance; additional $2 at the door.
Caption: Lydia O’Halloran (left) of Willow Grove and Courtney Neiman (right) of Levittown rotate in the role of Annie, in Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre’s production of Annie, April 2nd-10th at Neshaminy High School Auditorium. The production, originally scheduled to be presented in April 2020, was shut down due to the COVID pandemic in March that year. This past January, echoing the show’s theme of optimism, work on the production resumed.