Houghton Musical Theatre Players present "Annie"
April 11, 2013 - April 13, 2013 | 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM
The Houghton Musical Theatre Players is putting on a production of the Broadway hit musical Annie at Fillmore’s Central School on April 11, 12, and 13, at 8 p.m. Patrons are directed to just inside the main entrance. Tickets are available at the door: $7 for adults, $5 for students/senior citizens and children 11 and under are free.
The HMTP was established within the past few years and includes Houghton College students that love to sing, dance and act.
Annie was selected to be performed this year due to its world-wide popularity, “because Houghton College as a community is interested in issues regarding social justice, and we felt that Annie’s treatment of orphans and adoption was particularly fitting for this setting,” said director and HMTP co-president, Wynn Horton.
A Broadway musical, Annie tells the story of 11-year old Annie in 1933. It starts with Annie in the Municipal Girls’ Orphanage with her fellow orphans and follows her on an adventure to find a home. Annie was first introduced to Broadway in 1977 and is most remembered by the tunes “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard-Knock Life.”
Horton continued, “25% of our profits from ticket sales are going to be donated to an organization that works in family crisis and childcare/adoption here in Western New York. We are performing for a greater purpose, as indeed I believe God calls all of our actions to be for the benefit of His Kingdom.”
The profits are going to the Hillside Family of Agencies which is based out of Rochester, NY. According to their site, Hillside provides services covering a broad scope of assistance, such as adoption, outpatient treatment services, early childhood development, and non-secure detention services.
This is the only performance for the spring 2013 semester to be held by the Houghton Musical Theatre Players and is expected to be “enjoyable and entertaining for our audiences.”