Annie: A Cardinal Stage Preview Performance

Go ahead, admit it. You've sung the song "Tomorrow" from the musical Annie, at least once in your life. (After a few straight days of non-stop rain, I'm singing it right now! The sun'll come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be sun...)

Well, whether or not you know by heart the lyrics to "Tomorrow" or the other catchy tunes featured in the show, we are betting that you'll enjoy the free sneak preview of Cardinal Stage Company's performance of Annie, this Saturday, December 3, from 11-11:30 a.m. in the Main Library Auditorium. Cast members will present a couple scenes, and you'll have a chance to ask some of the children performing in the play what it's like to be in a musical.

In the meantime, here's a little trivia you can share with your friends: The title character of Annie stems from a poem called "Little Orphant Annie" written in 1885 by Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley. The poem inspired the name for the title character in the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," created by Harold Gray and first published in the New York Daily News in 1924. The comic strip was very popular in the 1930s and enjoyed a long history before it was finally cancelled in 2010. But the character of Annie lives on in movies and musicals.

Cardinal Stage Company's production opens December 12. Check their website for details on show times and ticket sales. And reserve your seats now for the free preview performance on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the library. All ages are welcome!