Diamond Head Theatre Stages ANNIE, Dec 7-30


Diamond Head Theatre (DHT) presents the current Broadway hit, "Annie"! Due to strong demand for tickets, DHT has already added two performances to its regular run: December 29th (3:00 p.m.) and 30th (4:00 p.m.).

Playing the lead role of the fiery young orphan, “Annie,” is Riley Newton, a veteran of DHT’s Shooting Star program. She is joined by a strong cast of skilled performers: Lisa Konove plays the tyrannical “Miss Hannigan”; Chris Gritti is the wealthy industrialist, “Oliver Warbucks”; and Warbuck’s secretary “Grace Farrell” will be played by Autumn Ogawa.

The cast would not be complete without Annie’s fellow orphans—“Molly” (Kiara Reeves), “Tessie” (Erisan Awaya), “Kate” (Kaili Delos Santos), “Duffy” (Lani Matsumiya), “Pepper” (Stephanie Zaharis) and “July” played by Kira Stone who will also stand-in as the “Annie” alternate.

The well-known story, set in the 1930s, features Annie as an optimistic and spunky orphan who is eager to escape the clutches of the orphanage matron, Miss Hannigan. Annie's seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. She quickly charms the household staff—and eventually melts the heart of the supposedly unfeeling Mr. Warbucks, but not without some bumps along the way.

With hit musical numbers including “Tomorrow” and “Hard Knock Life,” this touching tale of friends and family is perfect for the holidays!

"Annie" will be playing from December 7 – 30, 2012. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, and Saturday matinees at 3 p.m. on Decemer 15, 22, and 29. Extended performances are Saturday, December 29th at 3 p.m. and Sunday, December 30th at 4 p.m.

Single tickets are priced from $15. Call 733-0274 to charge by phone or purchase tickets online at

Heralded as the “Broadway of the Pacific,” Diamond Head Theatre has delivered the best live community theatrical entertainment since 1915. The theatre showcases Hawaii’s finest local talent, frequently brings in guest artists, and supports performance arts education through a variety of community programs, including the acclaimed Shooting Stars program.

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