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America's Most Beloved Musical Comes to Selena Auditorium

01/02/2008 1:40 PM - Leapin’ Lizards! America’s most beloved musical, ANNIE, is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. ANNIE is coming to Selena Auditorium for one performance only on Monday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $26.50, $36.50 and $46.50, are on sale now and can be purchased at the American Bank Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at (361) 881-8499. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more by calling 361-826-4759. A $5 discount for children 14 and under is also available for this performance.

“ANNIE is an elating piece of family theater,” says the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune says, “This is one of the best family musicals ever penned.”

The original Broadway production of ANNIE won seven 1977 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book and Score. It ran for 2,377 performances, and has subsequently been produced all over the world. The original production is one of the top 20 longest running shows in Broadway history.

ANNIE, with music by Charles Strouse and book by Thomas Meehan, is again directed by its lyricist, Martin Charnin, who brought the original production of ANNIE to Broadway in 1977.

Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.” and the ever optimistic “Tomorrow,” you can bet your bottom dollar that ANNIE will bring a smile to your face.

In addition to Charnin, Meehan and Strouse, ANNIE’s creative team 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 presented by Jam Theatricals (www.jamtheatricals.com) as part of the 2007-08 Broadway in Corpus Christi at American Bank Center Selena Auditorium Season, sponsored by The Caller Times and KRIS-TV.

American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier event center providing unprecedented guest experiences. For more information on upcoming events, visit us online at www.americanbankcenter.com.

About Jam Theatricals
Jam Theatricals is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America. Founded in 1997 by Arny Granat, Jerry Mickelson and Steve Traxler, Jam Theatricals manages subscription seasons in more than 30 cities. Jam has presented notable national touring productions including CATS, The Producers, STOMP, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Miss Saigon and Riverdance. Jam has also produced national stage tours including Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python, Barrage, Love Letters starring Robert Wagner and Jill St. John, and Second City (currently running in Las Vegas). Jam Theatricals is the recipient of three Tony Awards® for producing The History Boys (Best Play- 2006), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Best Musical- 2005), and Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Revival of a Play- 2005) on Broadway. Additional Broadway credits include the following Tony®-nominated productions: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Retreat from Moscow, The Wedding Singer, and Talk Radio starring Liev Schreiber. This season on Broadway, Jam is producing August: Osage County, Rock ‘N’ Roll, The Seafarer and The Homecoming, as well as the upcoming November, starring Nathan Lane. Please visit www.jamtheatricals.com for more information.


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