Leapin’ Lizards! Annie at Citi Center Wang Theatre
So I told you my family was invited to opening night of Annie right? Well, that was last night, and it was awesome!
It was everything I remembered and more. It was so great to be able to experience it with my own kids after going as a child with my mom.
Everything about Annie was great from the opening note until the lights went up. This cast of girls! They have so much energy and talent. Annie is played by Issie Swickle and is just pitch perfect. The hilarious and uber talented Lynn Andrews plays Miss Hannigan.
By far my favorite performance is by Gilgamesh Tagget as Daddy Warbucks. As a kid and even to this day (well, yesterday) I remember actually not liking Daddy Warbucks very much. He seemed cold and distant and perhaps that’s just the way he was played and directed in the other versions of Annie that I’ve seen. But this Daddy I liked from the beginning, and I could completely understand why Annie, and Grace, fell in love with him.
My four year old was set to fall asleep after intermission. He even worked out a little bed with the booster and scarf as a blankie. But when the lights went down again and the orchestra turned it up, he sat straight up. He stayed up for the whole thing. Imagine that? It’s that good :-)
We were so happy to be able to go. If you can, you should go. It’s worth it!
ANNIE plays at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre Wednesday, November 5 – Sunday, November 16, 2014, for 16 performances: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm; matinees on Thursday, November 6 at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 11 at 2:00 pm, and Saturdays at 2:00 pm; and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Tickets are priced at $35.00 – $125.00; all prices include a $3.75 facility fee per ticket. Tickets are now on sale at the Citi Center box office, through www.citicenter.org or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787), or through Ticketmaster. Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets now by contacting Citi Performing Arts Center Group Sales at (617) 532-1116 or email@example.com
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