THE SUNDANCE SCHOOL RESCHEDULES ‘ANNIE’ PERFORMANCE FOR 12/19; COLLECTING DONATIONS AT DOOR FOR NJ RED CROSS
NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Sundance School, a premier private preschool and elementary school on Greenbrook Road in North Plainfield, NJ proudly presents a production of Annie KIDS by their 2nd – 5th grade students on Wednesday, December 19th with a matinee at noon and an evening show at 6:45pm. The show has been rescheduled due an unexpected school closing after “superstorm” Sandy hit the area in early November.
The musical is part of Music Theater International (MTI) Broadway Junior Collection. Based on the popular comic strip, “Little Orphan Annie,” Annie KIDS tells of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who left her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil plots, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt and finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Joanne Merrigan, Creative and Performing Arts Program Director said, “Annie KIDS is the perfect fit for our Sundance students. Our students love to perform! It’s been so much fun seeing them singing and dancing down the hallway on their way up to the stage for rehearsal. It’s a truly rewarding feeling to be a part of this creative collaborative process. We all understand and value the importance of arts-integrated teaching and the positive impact it has on each of our students.”
The Sundance School will be collecting donations at the door for hurricane victims; all proceeds will go directly to the NJ Red Cross. Anyone who donates will receive a “Dream Big” CD, Sundance’s kid-friendly 2012 music medley. The show is open to the public and admission is free.
Founded in 1977, The Sundance School is a proud member of the family of Phoenix Children’s Academy, one of the country’s largest preschool, Montessori and elementary school providers. For more information about the Annie KIDS performance and The Sundance School’s efforts for hurricane relief, visit: www.thesundanceschool.com or call 908.561.5055.