July 15th - August 1st
Broadway by the Bay
BROADWAY BY THE BAY (BBBay), the Peninsula's premier musical theatre company, continues its 45th season with a production of the classic Broadway musical ANNIE, running Thursday, July 15 through Sunday, August 1 at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center (600 N. Delaware Ave., San Mateo). Based upon the popular Tribune Media Service comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, ANNIE, the much loved family classic,is the timeless tale of an orphan who goes from the squalor of an orphanage - run by the nasty Miss Hannigan - to the polished mansion of multibillionaire Oliver Warbucks in search of her birth parents. With music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and the book by Thomas Meehan, ANNIE boasts one of Broadway's most memorable scores, including "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "N.Y.C." and the ever optimistic "Tomorrow," the original Broadway production of ANNIE won seven 1977 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score, and is one of the top 20 longest running shows in Broadway history.