Saturday, October 12, 2019

Oh Boy Your Family Will Enjoy Drayton Entertainment’s Annie

Last night we had the opportunity to attend Annie at the Hamilton Family Theatre in Cambridge Ontario (formerly the Dunfield Theatre), and in the words of Annie “Oh Boy” did we enjoy it!  The story begins within the walls of an orphanage during the Great Depression. There, Annie is comforting the youngest orphan with the story of how her parents left her there as a baby with a promise that they will come for her one day.  This story helps to lift the spirits of the young girl and foreshadows how Annie will to continue to inspire those she comes across throughout the show.

Each character in this musical is brought to life using song and dance. There are many show-stopping scenes and heartfelt musical numbers. The characters use them to display their hardships and aspirations in this show, and everyone learns a lot about what their life is lacking from one another. Many of them take these lessons learned and look forward to what tomorrow can bring.  

While Annie is the star of the production, it is Riley DeLuca’s enthusiastic delivery of well-known lines like “Oh Boy” and “Leaping Lizards” that captures the hearts of the audience.  Another stand out is Glynis Ranney’s portrayal of Miss Hannigan that echoed the memorable performance of Carol Burnett as the character in the 1980s movie version. Once Cynthia Smithers arrives as Grace Farrell and Thom Marriot is introduced as Oliver Warbucks the story of Annie becomes a tale about having the utmost optimistic outlook no matter the circumstances. 

Your Family Will Be All Smiles When Attending Annie 
While “TOMORROW” is the song most associated with Annie, one of the most memorable moments in the musical was the performance of “YOU’RE NEVER FULLY DRESSED WITHOUT A SMILE” during the Bert Healy Radio Show scene. That will be exactly how your family will leave the performance of Annie.  They will be fully dressed in smiles!  

Ticket Information 
Annie is only here until the end of October so we suggest getting your ticket this Thanksgiving weekend and your family will be so thankful you did! 
Regular performance tickets are $48 for adults; $29 for youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for select Discount Dates and groups of 20 or more are $39. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. 
Annie is on stage at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge from October 2 through October 27. Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at any Drayton Entertainment Box Office, or by calling toll free 1-855-372-9866. 

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