Thu, Dec 01|
Spartanburg Youth Theatre
CLOSED: "Annie, Jr." at the Spartanburg Youth Theatre!
Everyone’s favorite little orphan will sing and dance her way into your heart this holiday season! Only 20 student tickets are available! Teachers are free- but only one teacher is allowed per household. Chaperones must pay $13.
Time & Location
Dec 01, 2022, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Spartanburg Youth Theatre, Chapman Cultural Center Theater, 200 E St John St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA
About the event
Everyone’s favorite little orphan will sing and dance her way into your heart this holiday season! Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Join Annie as she sings and dances through Miss Hannigan's evil schemes, finding a new home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, and a befriending lovable pup named Sandy. Featuring the classic songs “Maybe,” “Tomorrow,” and “Hard Knock Life,” you’re sure to be singing all the way home!
Please make your payment of $13 per child to Wendy McCarty, who will handle the collection and contract for this school time performance event. Only one (Free) teacher per household is allowed. Chaperones (additional adults) must also pay $13 for a ticket. Payments may be made via Paypal to: WendyMcCartyArtist@gmail.com OR via Venmo to: @WendyMcCartyArtist
*****PLEASE INCLUDE "ANNIE JR." IN YOUR PAYMENT NOTES! ALL SALES ARE 100% FINAL! NO REFUNDS! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CAN ATTEND BEFORE SENDING YOUR PAYMENT!***** (A contract was signed by the coordinator of this event. Your coordinator paid the full deposit required to book this event with their personal finances. If a waitlist forms and you notify the coordinator that you will no longer be able to attend the event ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE EVENT, and your spot is filled by another family, ONLY THEN, may a refund be considered.)
- Use of words such as “shut up”, “dumbell”, “old geezer”, “crummy orphan”, and “brat”
- Use of threatening phrases such as “Do you wanna sleep with your teeth insida your mouth or out!”, “Give you the paddle”, “Gonna get your faces slapped”, “Gonna get our knuckles rapped”, “I’ll step on their freckles"
- Orphans say they will “yank the whiskers from her chin” and “jab her with a safety pin” when singing about Miss Hannigan in “The Hard Knock Life”
Themes and Situations:
- Hope and love
- Flaws in the foster care system
- Miss Hannigan severely mistreats the orphans; it is implied that the orphans are not well taken care of, like being hungry, only getting clean sheets once a month, having to clean and sew all day
Potential Scary Moments:
- Rooster holds out a switchblade knife when referencing what he is willing to kill Annie
- There is an attempted kidnapping of Annie
- Miss Hannigan uses mild physical violence towards Annie (kicking, dragging by ear, throwing on the floor)
- Tessie insinuates that Miss Hannigan will give Annie the paddle
- The orphans mentions abuse and hunger in the song “The Hard-Knock Life”
- It is discovered that Annie’s parents are dead
- There is a mention that Santa Claus doesn’t come and visit the orphans
WHERE IS THE SHOW?
Chapman Cultural Center Theatre
200 E. St. John St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
WHAT TIME SHOULD WE ARRIVE?
We recommend arriving at least 15-20 minutes prior to the performance, which will allow time for you to park,
your party to find your seats, and take a bathroom break.
HOW LONG IS THE SHOW?
Run time is 90 minutes with no intermission.
LATECOMER POLICY We are not able to hold the show for latecomers. All performances must begin promptly at their designated time.
Before you class go to your seats, please make sure you find our group in the lobby of the Chapman Cultural Center and check in with Wendy McCarty.
A curriculum companion can be found here: https://www.spartanburgyouththeatre.com/schooltimeshows. Scroll down to the specific production to find the curriculum companion. The companion contains activities that are tied-in to the production. All activities are linked to SC College- and Career-Ready Standards. Teachers are encouraged to use this companion and hope that it will help spark great discussion and activity with your students before
and after the production.
NEED A PLACE TO EAT LUNCH AFTER THE SHOW? Weather permitting, Barnet Park, right beside the Chapman Cultural Center, is an excellent place to take your child to eat their own bag lunches and play with other homeschoolers.