Directed by: Bob Estrin l Music by: Charles Strouse l Lyrics by: Martin Charnin
Based on the novel by: Thomas Meehan
When: November 20th thru December 22nd
Where: 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Run time: 2 hours 30 minutes
About: With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Bob Estrin, Director
Robert Estrin (Director) Director: The Explorers Club, A Christmas Story: The Musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Don't Dress for Dinner, Cabaret, Other People's Money, Lend Me a Tenor (Citadel); The Sum of Us (1027 Productions). Director/Designer: Such a Pretty Face (Off Broadway Equity Showcase production, New York City). Designer: A Christmas Carol, Little Women, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Boarding House, Something's Afoot (Citadel); Corpus Delicti, Mr. Shaw Goes to Hollywood, Side Effects May Include (MadKap Productions). Retired in 2005 from New Trier High School after thirty-four years of teaching theatre. Visit Bob on his Facebook page. Education: Northern Illinois University (B.A.); University of Illinois (M.A.).