Annie JR.

65 minutes
Taft Theatre
Public Performances
February 29-March 8
School Performances
March 3-9
K - 8

About the Show

Leapin’ Lizards! Kick off Leap Year with us! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. 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. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.

Show Times

Date & Time Location
February 29
Saturday - 2:00pm
Taft Theatre
March 1
Sunday - 2:00pm
Taft Theatre
March 1
Sunday - 5:00pm
Taft Theatre
March 6
Friday - 7:30pm
Taft Theatre
March 7
Saturday - 2:00pm
Taft Theatre
March 7
Saturday - 5:00pm
Taft Theatre
March 8
Sunday - 2:00pm
Taft Theatre


Book by Thomas Meehan

Music by Charles Strouse

Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols

Originally produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc., The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Icarus Productions. 

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”® by Permission of The Tribune Media Services, Inc.

Directed and Choreographed by Eric Byrd

Music Director: Matthew Umphreys

Production Stage Manager: Jennifer M. Picone

Associate Stage Manager: Laura Stenger

Lighting Design: Benjamin Gantose

Properties Master: Sydney Sheets

Technical Director: Spencer Burke

Company Manager: Eric Byrd

Sound Design: Bill Fuss

Costume Design: Jeff Shearer

Scenic Design Originally Conceptualized by David Centers

Scenic Design Adapted by Mark Halpin  

Animal Trainer: Joy O’Dell

Show Resources

Study Guides
Annie JR.
Show Companion Activity Packet
Annie JR. edition
Annie JR. edition

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences, invites the young (and young-at-heart) to take a peek behind the scenes of TCT with Audio Footlights. This episode features two actresses from TCT’s production of ANNIE JR. Lauren Everett, who plays Grace in the show, interviews Diana Hutchinson, who plays the beloved orphan and title character in the TCT production.

Thematic Connections
Compassion, Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Friendship, Growth and Change, Kindness, Music, Performance, Possibilities, Responsibility, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character

General Admission Tickets

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School Tickets

School tickets $8 each
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