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Annie returns to Miller for three shows

Sept. 10, 2007

KALAMAZOO--"Annie," the classic musical about never losing hope, returns to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium for three shows at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 2-4.

The original Broadway production of "Annie" won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book and Score. It ran for 2,377 performances, and has subsequently been produced around the world. The original production is one of the top-20 longest running shows in Broadway history. Boasting a memorable score that includes "It's a Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "NYC" and "Tomorrow," "Annie" continues to be one of the most successful musicals.

With music by Charles Strouse and book by Thomas Meehan, the tale of Little Orphan Annie is directed by its lyricist, Martin Charnin, who brought the original production to Broadway in 1977. The show's creative team also includes original Broadway musical staging by Peter Gennaro, choreography by Liza Gennaro, lighting design by Ken Billington, costume design by Theoni Aldridge and sound design by Peter Hylenski. "Annie" is produced by Networks Presentations, LLC.

Tickets for "Annie" at Miller Auditorium are on sale now and range from $25 to $50. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie (269) 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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