Rubber City Theatre will present the timeless classic “Annie,” July 26 through Aug. 5, with an all youth performance.
The production takes place at Rubber City Theatre’s home, The Black Box at Fort Romig, 2207 Romig Road, and opens Thursday, July 26, with a Pay-As-You-Like-It performance, where admission charges are waived thanks to supporters (audiences are encouraged to “pay as you like it,” or donate what they can after the show).
Presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI), the musical centers around orphan Annie in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.
With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of the city, foiling Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and befriending President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
“Annie” is directed and choreographed by Sarah Bailey, who’s working with Music Director Sharon Alberson, a group of designers and stage managers and 24 local youth performers.
Thursday and Friday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday performances begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students and may be purchased by phone at (234) 252-0272, online at rubbercitytheatre.com/tickets, or at the door within one hour to show time.
Students with valid school or university ID may also take advantage of $5 student rush tickets (at the door only, subject to availability). In addition, audience members 18 and under may attend Youth Rush on Thursday or Sunday performances for free (available at the door only, subject to availability, under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Flex Passes and special pricing for larger groups are also available.
Rubber City Theatre was established in 2013 and strives to bring affordable Shakespeare and classical drama to the greater Akron area. RCT is proudly funded by the Ohio Arts Council, Akron Community Foundation, Peg’s Foundation, The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation and individual members of Northeast Ohio Community. For info, visit rubbercitytheatre.com.