New Britain Youth Theater performs 'Annie Jr.' this weekend

Published on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:36
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN - Bet your bottom dollar that the New Britain Youth Theater’s rendition of the musical “Annie Jr.” opens this weekend.

Based on the comic strip started in 1924 and Broadway production from 1977, “Annie” is about a young orphan by the title name who is brought from her orphanage to spend Christmas with New York billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. The junior version - directed by Darren Farrington, musical directed by Angela Klimaytis and choreographed by Chelsea Derby - is adapted for young actors and audience members.

The musical features over 50 children ages 5 through 18 from throughout Connecticut, and it is appropriate for audiences of all ages.

“Our youngest cast members play orphans and also newsies and apple sellers on the streets,” said Farrington, “and older children are the staff at Oliver Warbucks’ mansion and other New Yorkers at the orphanage, movie theater, radio station, and streets of New York.”

Listen to musical theater favorites like “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here” and “Tomorrow.”

Shows will take place this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Holmes Elementary School located at 2150 Stanley St.

Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at 860-515-8115 or may be purchased online at

Admission is $13 general admission or $11 for seniors, students and children.

Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or Follow her on Twitter @ADeRosaNBH

Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:36. Updated: Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:38.