‘Annie,’ America’s most beloved musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip, comes to the Lakewood High School Stage April 20 and 21, 7:30 p.m. and April 22, 3 p.m. A company of more than 120 Lakewood students will present this extravaganza. Tickets for ‘Annie’ are on sale now at www.lakewooddrama.com or by calling (740) 928- 4496. Ticket price is $7. There will be a free matinee for area senior citizens April 23, 8:30 a.m.
According to IMDb. com, in the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Han nigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves, which places Annie in great danger.