Inspiration Theater presents 'Annie Jr'

It's a "Hard Knock Life" for Annie's orphans, as they rebel against Miss Hannigan. Orphan Molly (Anna Baden) leads the charge in Inspiration Stage's production of "Annie Jr."
It's a "Hard Knock Life" for Annie's orphans, as they rebel against Miss Hannigan. Orphan Molly (Anna Baden) leads the charge in Inspiration Stage's production of "Annie Jr."Erika Waldorf

Sugar Land's national award-winning community theate, Inspiration Stage, presents "Annie Jr.," weekends Nov. 10-19, at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, "Annie Jr." features everyone's favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

The Inspiration Stage production showcases youth from the Sugar Land and Houston area. Directed by Mandy Seymore-Sensat, and with music director Sarah Patterson, "Annie Jr." offers four evening shows and four matinees the weekends of Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 17-19.

In February 2018, the "Annie Jr." cast and crew will take an abbreviated cutting of the show to the Junior Theatre Festival West in Sacramento, for Inspiration Stage's first time to attend the JTF West convention.

Visit www.inspirationstage.com for tickets and information.