Tunku Putra School (TPS) is set to present the musical Annie, Jr., running from 6th to 8th July, inclusively, with shows starting at 7.00pm. The globally-renowned and much-loved family production is directed by the school’s Head of Creative and Performing Arts, Angela Williams, and features the timeless story of the plights of Little Orphan Annie (permission of Musical Theatre International) book by Thomas Meehan, with music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin. The heart-warming musical bounds onto the stages of TPS for the first time with plucky and ever-positive Annie charming her way into everyone’s hearts. Fans are encouraged to join her fun-filled adventure as she finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace and loveable mutt, Sandy, with all the music you know and love, including “Tomorrow,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” and “Hard Knock Life.”
With notorious characters, such as the mean Miss Hannigan, played by Sharifah Afra Arijah (who played the formidable Miss Sherman in last year’s performance of Fame Jr!), alongside Alvira Amalia as Annie and Hanif Arip as the self-made billionaire Oliver Warbucks, the cast offers the audience a depth and breadth of both seasoned and upcoming talent. The participants range from eight to seventeen years of age, and for some this is their first-ever performance under the dazzling stage lights whereas for others, it will be their last production before leaving school to begin their November exams. The cast also includes Daniel Wee, playing devious Rooster alongside Keesha Lau as Lily St Regis. Audience members will also be treated to the lovely voice of Sharifah Nuralwiah Alsree, who is playing Warbuck’s secretary, Grace Farrell, who is the epitome of her name.
The performances will be held at TPS Multi-Purpose Hall on Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July, with performances starting at 7.00pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling Pei Sheng on 016-223 2108 and are priced at RM50 for general admission or RM100 for front row seats.