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Inland Regional Youth Theatre Presents
February 20 & 21 @ 7:30pm
February 21 & 22 @ 3:00pm
Levi Theatre Sherman Indian School
9010 Magnolia Ave., Riverside CA
Ticket Prices: $10 through February 15th
$15 beginning February 16th
Purchase tickets from a cast member or online at www.iryt.org
The Inland Regional Youth Theatre is performing Annie Jr., based on the book “Annie” by Thomas Meehan, with lyrics by Martin Charnin and music by Charles Strouse. This is the inaugural production for this new youth theatre company. The performances are February 20th & 21st @ 7:30pm and February 21st and 22nd at 3:00pm. The performance will be held at the Levi Theatre at Sherman Indian High School.
“The Inland Regional Youth Theatre is a new youth theatre company with the goal of providing affordable, theatre opportunities to the youth of the Inland Empire,” says Brian Sharp, President and Producer of Inland Regional Youth Theatre. “Based out of Riverside, the Inland Regional Youth Theatre seeks to offer a variety of opportunities for youth to participate and learn about the performing arts. These learning opportunities range performing on stage to working behind the scenes. This company is distinctive in casting students from throughout the Inland Empire and there are no waiting lists.”
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 a New York City orphanage 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. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and even befriends 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 Jr. is a special production designed for younger casts. This production has the same endearing story that originated on Broadway back in 1977 and ran for nearly six years. This shortened version still contains all the popular songs everyone knows and loves including “Tomorrow” and “It’s The Hard Knock Life.”
“I am thrilled to direct Annie because it has an overall theme of optimism and overcoming,” says Kami Martin-Crump, the show’s director. “It’s full of rich and funny characters. I love seeing this young group experience it for the first time and sharing in the love of this classic.”