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Iconic Musical ‘Annie’ Takes Stage At Gallo
YES Annie
Gallo Center for the Arts will welcome YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company to the stage for four performances of the musical ‘Annie’ from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. Photo Contributed

Come see YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company’s exciting new production of Annie. This exuberant musical features nearly 70 local students in grades seven through 12 under the direction and choreography of Maggie Sniffen. All performances will be at the Gallo Center, 1000 I St., downtown Modesto.

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

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.

Performances are scheduled Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22 at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $14 to $45; call the Ticket Office at 209-338-2100 for more information and to learn about additional special package deals, including an onstage VIP experience and a Family Four Pack orchestra/rear orchestra ticket option.

Expected run time for the show is two hours, 40 minutes including one intermission. YES Company is a partnership of the Gallo Center of the Arts and the Stanislaus County Office of Education.