Fox Theatre
through March 19, 2017

If you want to bring the kids to see Annie and Daddy Warbucks, then you better hurry.  For some reason this touring company plays here for three days only, with Sunday the closing performance.

You know the story.  Poor orphan Annie (Tori Bates) is being mistreated by that nasty Miss Hannigan (Erin Fish).   She gets invited to spend some time with a Trumpish billionaire (GilgameshTaggett) and they fire up a relationship.

Then Hannigan’s brother and his lady show up and they have heard about a reward that Warbucks offers for finding Annie’s birth parents.  They are ready to pose as such, and show up at Christmas time.  Like any childrens’ story, all comes right in the end.  The bad guys pay for their evil deeds, Annie gets away from her hard knock life, and winds up on Easy Street.

It’s a good cast with some fine young actors, great sets and props, and a small orchestra in the pit, but able to carry it off with great aplomb.  Being the Fox, you may have a little problem with the lyrics at some times, but you know the story and the music hasn’t changed.

They have 2 shows Sunday at 1pm and 6:30pm; and the parking pests can’t tag you on Sundays, so go and enjoy.  Website for tickets and more info at