Paramount to present ‘Annie’ March 2

Published 10:34 pm Saturday, January 30, 2010

ASHLAND, Ky. — Leapin’ Lizards! America’s most beloved musical, “Annie”, is back in its 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 Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, KY for a performance on Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m.

“One of the best musicals ever,” proclaims the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun-Times says, “Ageless “Annie” 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.

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The original Broadway production of “Annie” won seven 1977 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book and Score.

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.

The KidZone section of the Website features free downloadable countdown widgets, screensavers and wallpaper. Tickets are on sale now for $10, $35, $40, $45 and $48. For more information or to buy tickets, call the boxoffice at 606.324.3175. This show is sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Company, Peoples Bank, Putnam Agency, MyZTV, WKEE, WTCR and Time Warner Cable.