Annie JR.

I Think I’m Gonna’ Like it Here! I just made my MTI Broadway Junior debut with a cameo appearance as FDR in ANNIE JR. and it was an experience I will remember forever. The performances were a co-production between Riverdale Children’s Theatre and the Bronx House’s School for Performing Arts, both non-profit organizations from different [...]

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How long have I been attending community theater productions? Let’s put it this way: when I started, Betty White could have still given birth. And yet, here at the Bronx House, I’m seeing something that I’ve never witnessed before in hundreds of trips to basements, churches, auditoriums, cafetoriums, black boxes or genuine theaters. Derek Woods, [...]

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William Goldman said it best in his landmark 1969 book The Season. “It’s hard to be smart.” Yes, it certainly is. And while we have this message hammered home to us in some way or another most every day, I was reminded of it when I saw ANNIE a couple of weeks ago. I had [...]

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54 Below, Broadway’s premiere Supper Club is hosting two legendary MTI authors in November.  Martin Charnin (ANNIE) and Jason Robert Brown (LAST 5 YEARS, PARADE, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 13) will share their unique talents at  multiple performances in the popular Times Square venue.     54 Below presents a dazzling new musical revue, [...]

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It’s never too early to plan your theater’s holiday show, and MTI is pleased to offer a wonderful and diverse selection of musicals perfect for this coming season. Looking for a musical adaptation of a blockbuster holiday movie?  Ready to take a journey with Ebenezer Scrooge through the past, present and future?  Can’t wait to [...]

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There’ll be a grand finale on the final day of the Junior Theater Festival ’13 in Atlanta. But before the big display of entertainment, the teachers repair to classrooms to learn a little more about theater crafts. Ken Billington, the Tony-winning lighting designer of no fewer than 97 Broadway shows, will now shed light on [...]

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When you think of it, one aspect of ANNIE has never made any sense. At the end of the show, everyone is having a wonderful time, and not simply because it’s Christmas Day. Miss Hannigan, Rooster and Lily have been thwarted and captured; Annie and her new Daddy are together at last, together forever; not [...]

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The big musical about the little orphan has been adapted into a KIDS version! With a long overdue Broadway revival beginning previews October 3rd, 2012, ANNIE continues to be one of the most beloved characters and musicals in the theatre world. And now, MTI is ecstatic to announce the release of ANNIE KIDS! writing a [...]

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With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. And now, alongside her signature pal dog, Sandy, she’s set her sights on making us grin from ear to ear as she inspires a whole new millennium of fans. Winner of 7 Tony [...]

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David Bell has always had a special appreciation and love for music. He clearly remembers being introduced to his first 45 record at the age of six, and teaching himself how to play the drums from listening to those records. Bell recalls, “I was exposed to a variety of music because there were always albums [...]

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