‘Annie!’ comes to Lancaster Performing Arts Center
Based on the famous comic strip
Cedar Street Theatre opens its 35th season with the smash hit musical “Annie!” With book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin the show is a Broadway Blockbuster based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Four performances will be presented on the main stage at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center on Nov. 9 and 10 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 10 and 11 at 2 p.m.
“Annie!” tells the tale of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who left her years earlier on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel and embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after optimistic adventure, Annie eventually finds herself in the heart and home of billionaire Oliver Warbucks with her lovable mutt Sandy.
Filled with popular songs like such as “Tomorrow,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile,” “Little Girls,” “It’s a Hard-knock Life” and others, Cedar Street Theatre’s production is a show for the entire family and a perfect prologue to the holiday season.
Tickets are $16 or $20 and may be purchased online at www.LPAC.org, by phone at (661) 723-5950 or in person at the LPAC Box Office, 750 W. Lancaster BLVD. Box office hours are Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to any ticketed event.
The Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC) Foundation has awarded $5,000 in community performing arts grants for the upcoming 2012-2013 season. The program provides annual funding to community performing arts organizations.
The recipients of the grants are: Antelope Valley Ballet, Antelope Valley Community Concerts Association, the Boogie Woogie Mamas, Cedar Street Theatre and the Lancaster Community Orchestra.
Grammy award winning country and pop music star Juice Newton will perform at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. Newton is well known for hits such as “Queen of Hearts,” “Angel of the Morning,” and “Sweetest Thing.” Her 1981 record sold more than a million copies in the U.S. and went triple platinum in Canada. In 1982, Newton received Grammy nominations for Best Female Vocalist in both the Pop and Country categories.
Dance, music and tradition come together in the favored theater classic, “Fiddler on the Roof,” which appears at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, March 24 at 3 and 7 p.m.
LANCASTER—Gospel recording artist Marvin L. Sapp will perform Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., in Lancaster.
Sapp, who is usually recognized for his raspy voice in the gold hit “Never Would Have Made It,” says he is really a preacher who happens to sing.
The Blind Boys of Alabama will be gracing the Lancaster Performing Arts Center Stage on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. with their “Go Tell It on the Mountain” Christmas show, just in time for the holidays.