Tuscaloosa Children’s Theater to Present “Annie Jr.” Fall Show to the Bama Theatre Stage

Cast members in Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre’s upcoming production of Annie Jr. read through their lines during rehearsal. Cast members in Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre’s upcoming production of Annie Jr. read through their lines during rehearsal. Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre

The Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre is busy with final rehearsals for its upcoming production of Annie Jr. This musical will be performed Oct. 4-6 at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa.  

Annie Jr. features an enchanting, irresistible story – with unforgettable songs and dance numbers. The musical, based on the popular comic strip, features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.  

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. 

The show’s director, Drew Baker, says it’s going to be a special production. 

“Annie is a timeless story that the world loves. I am so excited to be directing Annie Jr. It has long been on my bucket list,” she said. “We have so many talented children in this town, and I am sure our cast will retell this story in an entertaining and professional production.” 

Choreographer Kelley Davis shares Baker’s excitement. 

Annie has everything you want in a musical; interesting characters, a good story line, and entertaining musical numbers. It’s just an all-around great show with a heartwarming message that people of all ages can enjoy and appreciate.”  

Annie Jr. is a classic story, filled with well-known songs such as “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard Knock Life.”  

“Everyone will leave humming these tunes,” said Music Director Merry Livingston.  

The Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre always looks for a way to give back to the community. For Annie Jr., TCT has teamed up with Alabama Reach and the Tuscaloosa County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association. They’ll be collecting items for their store, where foster families can come and “shop” for free.  Cast members are also donating.  

Ticket prices are $20 for premium seats, $15 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors, and they can be purchased at the box office one hour prior to each show, or online at tuscaloosachildrenstheatre.org.  

Show Dates and Times 

Oct. 4: 7 p.m.  

Oct. 5: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (tickets are half price for both shows) 

Oct. 6: 2 p.m.  

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