Byron Civic Theatre’s ‘Annie Warbucks’ to open Nov. 23

Staff Report

BYRON, Ill. — Looking for a great family activity over the Thanksgiving weekend to start your holiday season? Byron Civic Theater’s (BCT) production of Annie Warbucks is the perfect solution! The talented cast consists of 75 people from second grade to … well, much older.

The world’s favorite orphan returns in Annie Warbucks, the sequel to the international smash hit Annie. All the ingredients that made Annie so successful are here once again, with an old-fashioned romance thrown in for good measure.

The action picks up where Annie left off: Christmas morning, 1933. Amid celebration, Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives to inform Daddy Warbucks that he must marry within the next 60 days, or he will lose the newly-adopted Annie from his family.

Daddy Warbucks’ whirlwind search for a bride uncovers not only a plot by Doyle and her daughter to strip him of his fortune, but also his true feelings for secretary Grace Farrell.

This family-friendly musical is a wonderful opportunity to showcase a diverse cast of characters with strong vocal and acting abilities.

Annie Warbucks opens Nov. 23, with performances continuing Nov. 24-25, and Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m., Sundays.

For tickets, call (815) 312-3000, or visit the BCT website at Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for students and children.

From the Nov. 21-27, 2012, issue

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