In the Spirit of ANNIE and Sandy, Westchester Broadway Theatre to Host Pet Adoption Day

In the Spirit of ANNIE and Sandy, Westchester Broadway Theatre to Host Pet Adoption DayIn the Tony Award-winning musical, "Annie" which will be on stage at the Westchester Broadway Theatre from June 29 through September 10, the orphan Annie meets and adopts another orphan - the dog Sandy. They become inseparable, and their relationship is one which audiences cherish.

Sunny will be playing Sandy in WBT's production of Annie. Sunny was adopted in the spring of 2012 for the revival of "Annie" on Broadway from the Houston TX Animal Control the day before she was to be put to sleep. She stayed with the show on Broadway until 2014 and has been out with the national tour ever since. Sunny is a Terrier Mix who is about 7 years old. Sunny loves toys that squeak and all children, especially red-headed little girls. Like the other great Sandy dogs, Sunny was rescued and trained by Bill Berloni, who is known for his training of rescue animals for stage, film and television. Sunny is the 23rd Sandy dog of Bill Berloni's career. Throughout his career, Bill feels like he has "taken these dogs, saved their lives, and given them a purpose."

In the spirit of Annie and Sandy, the Westchester Broadway Theatre invites everyone to create their own inseparable relationships at its Pet Adoption Day, Saturday, July 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the theater.

WBT is partnering with several animal shelter and rescue organizations, and will welcome numerous dogs and cats who are in need of lifelong, loving homes. Everyone is welcome to come and maybe adopt a new family member. Tickets to see the show "Annie" are not required to attend; Pet Adoption Day is free, and your rewards for attending can be priceless.

Participating organizations include: Paws Crossed Animal Rescue; SPCA of Westchester; and Posh Pets Rescue. The event is being sponsored in part by Pet Smart.

In the show "Annie," shortly after Annie and Sandy first meet, he sits by her side as she sings the classic song "Tomorrow." Just as the song's key lyric "the sun will come out tomorrow" reflects the hope for the future of these fictional characters, WBT's Pet Adoption Day can afford an opportunity for everyone to help the sun come out for adorable animals in need of homes.

IF YOU GO:

Pet Adoption Day

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

At Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Cross Westchester Executive Park, Elmsford, NY 10523

Pictured: Bill Berloni (trainer) and Sunny. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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