Behind the Musical: Annie

Presented by Chagrin Arts

Venue: Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center

City: Chagrin Falls

Leapin' Lizards! Hard to believe it's been 40 years since the darling red-headed orphan debuted on Broadway, and that she took so many hard knocks along the way. It was lyricist and director Martin Charnin's idea to make a family musical based on the famous comic strip-just about everyone on Broadway thought he was crazy. Only when Mike Nichols stepped in as producer was the show saved, and the trials and tribulations paid off in a Tony Award-winning bonanza. We'll include all of the songs from Charnin and Charles Strouse's terrific score including the iconic "Tomorrow," "Maybe," "It's a Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street" and "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile." Annie's story-and our back story of this feel-good musical's creation-is filled with hope that the "sun'll come out tomorrow."

Presented by Chagrin Arts and The Musical Theater Project
Co-hosted by Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier
Featuring Sheri Gross, Gilgamesh Taggett and Lexi Cowan

Tickets / Info: 216-245-TMTP (8687) or

  • April 30, 2017 – April 30, 2017
  • Sun Apr 30 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
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