Louise Pitre, Sterling Jarvis and Jenny Weisz to Star in ANNIE at Young People's Theatre, Nov 11-Dec 19

Young People's Theatre presents Louise Pitre as Miss Hannigan and Sterling Jarvis as Oliver Warbucks in its fall production of Annie (TYA), along with Jenny Weisz in the title role. Directed by Allen MacInnis, the iconic musical will be presented on the Mainstage from November 11 to December 19, opening on Thursday, November 14.

One of the world's favourite comic strip characters takes centre stage in this beloved musical - winner of 9 Tony Awards! After escaping the orphanage, Annie sets off in search of her parents. In a series of adventures, the spunky, optimistic redhead dodges the evil machinations of orphanage matron Miss Hannigan, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and encounters a billionaire looking to improve his image. Some of Broadway's most popular show tunes, including Tomorrow, It's the Hard Knock Life and Easy Street are featured in this Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) version of the renowned musical.

Starring Jess Abramovitch, Mary Antonini, Richard Binsley, Jessie Cox, Ramona Gilmour-Darling, Natalia Gracious, Sterling Jarvis, W. Joseph Matheson, Dale R. Miller, Nicole Norsworthy, Natasha O'Brien, Louise Pitre, Shawna Van Ommeand Jenny Weisz.

Directed by Allen MacInnis; Musical Director: Diane Leah; Choreographer: Nicola Pantin; Set & Props Designer: Teresa Pryzbylski; Costume Designer: Melanie McNeill; Lighting Designer: Michael Walton; Sound Designer: Michael Laird; Stage Manager: Kristin McCollum.

ANNIE will run on the Mainstage, Nov. 11 - Dec. 19, 2013. Recommended for Ages 5 & up. Performances: Nov. 11, 12 @ 10:15 AM | Nov. 13 & 14 @ 1PM & 7PM | Sat. at 2PM & Sun. at 11 AM & 2PM with some exceptions | Tues. & Thurs. @ 10:15 AM & 1PM | Wed. & Fri. @ 10:15 AM. Full performance schedule at http://www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/shows-tickets/annie/#calendar. Young People's Theatre is located at 165 Front Street East, Toronto. Tickets: $19-$32 + HST & service charges; online: youngpeoplestheatre.ca; Box Office: 416.862.2222. For more information go online.

Annie features Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Martin Charnin. Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols and 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 show is based on "Little Orphan Annie" by Permission of The Tribune Media Services, Inc. Annie (TYA) is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.

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