‘Annie’ opens at Old Town theater, Oct. 13

Noe Lynda as Annie with John Heidrich as Daddy Warbucks and Fatty as Sandy are set to perform Fine Arts Network Theater Company’s production of “Annie” at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, Oct. 13-29. Shawna Sarnowski photo

TEMECULA – Fine Arts Network Theater Company presents “Annie,” the classic musical about a plucky orphan in search of her forever family, Oct. 13-29, at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.

“Annie” opens 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and runs through Oct. 29 with 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances and 2 p.m. performances every Sunday.

Based on the popular cartoon series “Little Orphan Annie,” the musical features a plucky orphan girl named Annie, played by Noe Lynds, who is on a mission to find her parents in 1930s New York City. She was abandoned many years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan, played by Julie Schwaben. With the help of the other orphans, Annie escapes to experience adventures in The Big Apple, making friends with Daddy Warbucks, played by John Heidrich, Franklin D. Roosevelt, played by John Edward Clark, and a lovable dog, played by Temecula’s very own theater dog, Fatty, until finally finding her forever home.

“Annie” is directed by Ashley Taft, musically directed by Elizabeth Langlois and choreographed by Sean Kiralla. The team works alongside a 12-piece orchestra, led by Scott Merrin.

Fine Arts Network Theater Company continues its 23rd season in 2017, and under the artistic direction of Brittany Campbell, the theater company strives to bring professional quality productions to the Inland Empire as they provide the chance for the local theater community, young and old, to practice and perfect their theatrical techniques.

The Old Town Temecula Community Theater is located at 42051 Main St. in Temecula. Tickets and additional information are available at (866) 653-8696 or www.temeculatheater.com.

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