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The Center for the Arts presents Annie, beginning Nov. 3 and running through Nov. 20 at 7:30 Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and at 2 p.m. Sundays.

Come follow sweet little orphan Annie as she embarks on a heart-warming, life-changing journey toward her hopes for tomorrow.

Annie is set in December 1933, and America is experiencing the depressing and hopeless effects of the Great Depression.

Annie, a vibrant young orphan living in a gloomy orphanage, is a loyal friend to every girl that lives there and a challenge to the tyrannical Miss Hannigan.  

Luckily for Annie, she is selected among the girls to spend a short amount of time with a wealthy industrialist by the name of Oliver Warbucks.

Warbucks cannot help but love her, and Annie’s entire world begins to become brighter as she encounters the many possibilities that hope can offer her.

Annie is based upon Harold Gray’s comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.”

Annie features songs by Charles Strouse such as “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” “Tomorrow,” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.” Lyrics are by Martin Charnin, the book is by Thomas Meehan.

The original production opened on Broadway in 1977 and won numerous awards including  Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score.

A popular 1982 film version of the musical featured the hilarious Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan.

Tickets start at $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, students, and military, and $10 for children 12 and under.

Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at  boroarts.org, by phone at 615-904-2787, or in person at The Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., one block off the historic Murfreesboro Square. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are discounted and may be reserved by calling The Center for the Arts office.
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