GJHS, youth group teams up to present classic ‘Annie’

A family-friendly musical about never giving up hope is coming to Grand Junction.

The Grand Junction High School drama department together with Creative Avenues’ Youth Theater Project is staging four shows of “Annie.”

The original Broadway musical won seven Tony Awards in 1977, including best musical, and is appropriate for all ages.

More than 80 Grand Valley adults and children are taking part in “Annie,” as Creative Avenues has included adult actors in the cast of a production for the first time in its two-year history.

The story of “Annie” is about a Depression-era orphan living in a New York City orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie gets into adventure after adventure before finding a new family.

In addition to winning best musical, “Annie” also won a Tony Award for best score, which includes the iconic songs “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.”

Local shows of “Annie” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 11–13. There also will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Nov. 11.

All shows are at Grand Junction High School auditorium.

Tickets will be for sale at the box office at the high school before each show.

Price is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children. All proceeds benefit the Youth Theater Project, which gives theater/dance education and performance opportunities to children at low cost.


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