Annie's back! America's most beloved musical returns to Symphony Hall

Date: 12/3/2009

SPRINGFIELD Leapin' lizards! America's most beloved musical, "Annie," is back in a 30th anniversary tour, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie will be coming Springfield Symphony Hall for one performance on Dec. 4. Tickets may be purchased at the CityStage Box Office, by phone at 788-7033 or online at Tickets are $26.50, $43, $48 and $57.

"Annie," with music by Charles Strouse and book by Thomas Meehan, is again directed by its lyricist, Martin Charnin, who brought the original production of "Annie" to Broadway in 1977. Tony Award winning set designer Ming Cho Lee has created a fresh look for this new production.

The original Broadway production of "Annie" won seven 1977 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book and Score. It ran for 2,377 performances, and has subsequently been produced all over the world. The original production is one of the top 20 longest running shows in Broadway history, and "Annie" continues to be one of the most successful musicals ever.

Boasting one of Broadway's most memorable scores, including "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "N.Y.C." and the ever optimistic "Tomorrow," you can bet your bottom dollar that "Annie" will bring a smile to your face.

In addition to Charnin, Meehan, Strouse and Lee, the creative team behind "Annie" includes original Broadway musical staging by Peter Gennaro, choreography by Liza Gennaro, lighting design by Ken Billington, costume design by Theoni Aldridge and sound design by Peter Hylenski. "Annie" is being produced by Networks Presentations LLC. For more information, visit