Possum Point Players’ youth affiliate Possum Juniors is turning its stage into that famous New York City orphanage where the even-more-famous “Annie” lives.
Performances are set for 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, and 3 p.m., Sunday, July 21. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for adults.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.possumpointplayers.org, call 302-856-4560 or purchase at the door.
Possum Juniors membership is open to area youngsters from sixth to 12th grade. Young actors meet and participate in theater group activities all year. With assistance and guidance from adult advisors, they annually present a summer production that is chosen, planned and carried out by members and other youth who audition or volunteer to work on the show.
This year’s musical production is filled with song and dance. Annie and the orphans explain their circumstances in the lively “Hard Knock Life,” and the boozy, perpetually angry orphanage director Miss Hannigan laments and complains in “Little Girls.” After an escape from the orphanage, meeting friendly, faithful dog Sandy is an occasion for Annie to sing the iconic song “Tomorrow.”
Hannigan’s brother Rooster and girlfriend Lily are in the middle of things, too, and once they learn Annie is visiting billionaire Daddy Warbucks, they think they might find a way to live on “Easy Street.” Annie hopes her real parents will come back for her, Daddy Warbucks is charmed by this optimistic young orphan, the Secret Service shows up with news of Annie’s parents, and even President Franklin D. Roosevelt gets in on the action before it’s all over.
“Annie’ is appropriate for all audiences, especially children.