Photo courtesy of Talia Pepke.
Hoover residents Olivia Rogers, Hannah Alligood and Kaitlyn Graham will play orphans in the Virginia Samford Theatre’s summer production of Annie.
Hoover children are hitting the stage at the Virginia Samford Theatre in the presentation of the Broadway musical Annie starting July 10.
Annie’s sidekicks and fellow orphans share a hard knock life in depression-struck, 1930s New York City. Playing some of those orphans are Hoover residents Olivia Rodgers as Molly (in one cast), Kaitlyn Graham as Molly (in the other cast) and Hannah Alligood as Kate.
With the help of her friends, Annie is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of the orphanage and overcome the antagonist of the show, Ms. Hannigan.
The cast of orphans will perform classic songs such as, “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile” and “Maybe.”
With the current revival playing on Broadway and Hollywood’s upcoming rendition starring Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, this show continues to be repeated on both the stage and the big screen.
Opening night is July 10 at 7:30 p.m. with shows running Thursday through Sunday until July 27. Thursday through Saturday the show starts at 7:30 p.m., and matinee shows will be Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets for seats in the center section are $35, and seats stage left or right are $30. Students can purchase $15 tickets with an ID. To purchase tickets, call 251-1206, visit virginiasamfordtheatre.org. The theatre is located at 1116 26th St. S in Birmingham.