Sunday, July 18, 2010

No hard-knock life here

Just the talent of the St. Thomas's Players

NEW HAVEN - St. Thomas's Episcopal Church will stage the American musical classic "Annie" on July 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, and 31, according to a statement.
"Based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, which only last month ended an 85-year run in newspapers, the musical Annie premiered on Broadway in 1977 and ran for nearly six years," the statement said.
"The plot tells the story of Little Orphan Annie's 1933 journey from a home where she and her fellow orphans sing of the "Hard-Knock Life" to the care of billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Along the way, she serenades President Franklin D. Roosevelt with her rendition of the show's most famous song, "Tomorrow," inspiring him to lift the economically depressed nation's spirits. Conceived during the economic crisis of the 1970s, Annie may be just the lift we need in 2010."

The show is the third annual production of the St. Thomas's Players, the statement said. Any proceeds from ticket sales after expenses will go to aid orphanages in Haiti and St. Francis Home for Children in New Haven, the statement said.

The show will run for six performances, all but one at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, 830 Whitney Ave. Suggested donation is $15 for adults and $12 for children. A matinee performance on July 25, will be at 2 p.m., with a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $8 for children.
Tickets are available at the door or at

"Founded in 1848, St. Thomas's Episcopal Church is committed to welcoming all of God's people, whatever their race, sexual orientation, gender, age, health status, physical ability, marital status, or stage of spiritual journeying," the statement said. Among its missions is St. Thomas's Day School, which offers education from Pre-K to sixth grade.

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