Maya Gorstein and Shea Washburn of Phinney Ridge will perform in Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre’s production of “Annie,” which runs Jan. 13-22 at the Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill. Olivia Ashmun will play the part of Annie in the “Annie Jr.” production, which runs Feb. 2-12.
Broadway Bound is literally brimming with orphans. The fall season includes two incarnations: the full version of Annie and a slightly shortened version, Annie, Jr. Encompassing six casts and including two hundred young actors from age five to sixteen, this fall has truly been all Annie, all the time. Broadway Bound will be the last Seattle-area theatre to present Annie before it makes its return to Broadway in late 2012.
Themes present in Annie are especially poignant in the current social and political climate. Much like today, people in the 1930’s were struggling with unemployment, poverty, and homelessness. These struggles are emphasized in the play in the song entitled “We’d Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover.” The citizens of a “Hooverville” (a shanty-town named for Hoover) sarcastically express their appreciation to Herbert Hoover for their current situation.
Tickets are $17.50 online at Brown Paper Tickets or by phone at 1-800-838-3006.