Indio, CA: The musical sensation that started out life as a comic strip and then grew into a huge hit on Broadway, on TV and the big screen shows no sign of outgrowing its iconic red dress and curls. The beloved story of a plucky young orphan who never gives up her dreams of finding a family, Annie brings back all the great characters you know and love, including the adorable scamp herself, the lovable Daddy Warbucks, his faithful assistant Grace, the wicked Miss Hannigan — and of course, her dog Sandy. Annie also boasts one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, with unforgettable songs like “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything but You” and the ever-optimistic “Tomorrow.” Catch Desert Theatreworks new production at the Indio Performing Arts Center.
The production runs for three weekends at the Indio Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Indio.
“At this current time in history, I can think of no other play or musical that continues to uplift and inspire audiences of all ages than ANNIE. The musical is over 40 years old now and continues to inject a youthful spirit to all in attendance. – Lance Phillips-Martinez / Artistic Director, Desert Theatreworks
The production features the talents of: Victoria Mendoza (Annie), Stan Jenson (Oliver Warbucks), Michele Mendoza (Grace), Karen Ellison Schmitt (Miss Hannigan), Timm McBride (Rooster), Heidi Hapner (Lilly), Tess Martinez (Molly), Nicole Moya (Molly Alternate), Bella Oden (Duffy), Adah Burgen (Kate), Violet Feath (Tessie), Emma Mendez (Pepper), Taylor Graham (July), Bennett Creighton (Ensemble), Frank Catale (Ensemble), Adam Genesta (Ensemble), Lee Padick (Ensemble), June August (Ensemble), Amy Futterman (Ensemble), Jackie Cruz (Ensemble), Jenny Ferguson (Ensemble), Mark Demry (Ensemble) and Buddy as Sandy.
Creatives include: Lance Phillips-Martinez (Artistic Director/Director), Ron Phillips-Martinez (CEO/Producer), Tresa Oden (Stage Manager), Brian Alec Thom (Musical Director), Heidi Hapner (Choreographer) Phil Murphy (Lighting), Miguel Arballo (Sound), Karen Ellison Schmitt (Make-up), Art Healey (Hair), Jennifer Stowe (Costumes) Patty Oakes Melvin ((Props) and Allan H Jensen (Set).
In person: M-Th 10am-2pm at the IPAC – Indio Performing Arts Center (45175 Fargo Street, Indio CA)
TICKETS (Reserved Seating)
$30 General Admission
$16 (Teen, 13-18))
$12 (Child, 3-12)
GROUP SALES – Contact Ron@dtworks.org or call 760-980-1455
Recommended for all ages
Desert Theatreworks is a 501C3 Community based theatre company serving the Coachella Valley