Leapin’ Lizards! As a kid, I always loved muscials – still do, actually, and ANNIE was one I watched over and over [and over!] on VHS, as a kid. So when I had the chance to take my girlfriends last night to see little orphan Annie sing her heart out, I felt like I was ten again. It was magical.
The sun was not shining last night, my friends. It rained, it was cold [for Florida], and I hate to drive in those conditions. But we didn’t stop that from a trip to the Straz to see ANNIE!
It was the classic ANNIE we all grew up with, with a few new songs in that I didn’t recognize. It was a feel good show all around, and the ending had me smiling from ear to ear.
If you’re an ANNIE fan, make sure to see this show! Performances of ANNIE are Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. Regularly priced tickets are $46-$105 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.
Tonight is Broadway Family Night! For the Wednesday, Feb. 18, performance, kids 12 and under can get 50% OFF their ticket with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket. Come before the show for fun activities and then stay after for a talk-back with company members! Broadway Family Nights are recommended for ages 5+.
Help the sun to come out tomorrow for children in need: ANNIE, the Straz Center and Metropolitan Ministries are partnering to collect school uniforms for children in need. At all performances of Annie, Tuesday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 22, donations of primary school uniforms and other children’s clothing will be accepted at the Straz Center. The drive benefits Metropolitan Ministries who serve families in need in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties.
Do YOU have a favorite musical?
*I received tickets to attend ANNIE at the Starz through the Tampa Bay Bloggers. All opinions are my own, and I loved this show!