ANNIE Comes To The Fisher Theater For 8 Performances 5/5-10

Leapin' Lizards! America's most beloved musical, ANNIE, is back in a 30th anniversary tour, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie will be coming to the Fisher Theatre in Detroit for eight performances from May 5 - 10, 2009. Tickets will go on sale February 22 at the Fisher Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at or

"One of the best musical ever," proclaims the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun-Times says, "AgelessANNIE as engaging as ever."

ANNIE, with music by Charles Strouse and book by Thomas Meehan, is again directed by its lyricist, Martin Charnin, who brought the original production of ANNIE to Broadway in 1977. Tony Award winning set designer, Ming Cho Lee, has created a fresh look for this new production.

The original Broadway production of ANNIE won seven 1977 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book and Score. It ran for 2,377 performances, and has subsequently been produced all over the world. The original production is one of the top 20 longest running shows in Broadway history, and ANNIE continues to be one of the most successful musicals ever.

Boasting one of Broadway's most memorable scores, including "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "N.Y.C." and the ever optimistic "Tomorrow," you can bet your bottom dollar that ANNIE will bring a smile to your face.

In addition to Charnin, Meehan, Strouse and Lee, ANNIE's creative team includes original Broadway musical staging by Peter Gennaro, choreography by Liza Gennaro, lighting design by Ken Billington, costume design by Theoni Aldridge and sound design by Peter Hylenski.

Performance times for ANNIE, appearing May 5 - 10, 2009 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit, are:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday performances at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday matinee performance at 1:00 p.m. No evening performance.
Saturday performances at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday performances at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for the Detroit engagement of ANNIE range from $34 - $74 (inclusive of parking and facility fees) and will go on sale February 22 at the Fisher Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will also be available for purchase online at or, and by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787. Limited premium seats are available at the box office only. For group sales (12 or more) please call (313) 871-1132 or visit There is also special pricing for scout troops of 12 or more on selected performances. Contact group sales for details. For additional information, call (313) 872-1000 or

The Detroit engagement of ANNIE is presented by arrangement with Broadway in Detroit and is sponsored by the Metro Detroit Lincoln Dealers.

ANNIE is being produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC.

For more information, visit the official ANNIE website



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