Tony Award-Winning Broadway Classic Annie Arrives April 11 and 12

Mar 21 / 2023

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – IU Auditorium is proud to present an all-new touring production of the iconic Tony Award-winning musical Annie for two performances on April 11 and 12 at 7 p.m.

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production.

“It is always a treat to present the classic musical Annie,” said IU Auditorium Executive Director Maria Talbert. “This show has been beloved by generations of theatregoers and is the perfect way to introduce children or newcomers to live Broadway musicals. It’s fun, funny, charming, and sure to be a great time for all audiences.”

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as, “one of the best family musicals ever penned!”, Annie is directed by Jenn Thompson and features the iconic book and score written by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin. This celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws our way.

The beloved score for Annie includes well-known tunes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”


Kids Night on Broadway

In addition to the performance, Annie will be IU Auditorium’s annual Kids’ Night on Broadway celebration for the 2022–2023 season. IU Auditorium will provide crafts and creative educational activities for children and families to enjoy preceding each show when doors open at 6 p.m.


Give the Magic

Each year, IU Auditorium’s Circle of Friends provides tickets to underserved individuals in our community to access world-class performances and special activities with the Give the Magic program. This year’s Give the Magic participants will experience Annie free of charge and have the opportunity to enjoy Kids Night on Broadway. IU Auditorium would like to thank longtime partners at IU Health Riley Physicians Pediatrics and its Circle of Friends members for making this opportunity possible for families in the community. For more information, including how to provide support, visit

Annie at IU Auditorium is presented in partnership IU Health Riley Physicians Pediatrics, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, and Nature’s Way. IU Auditorium’s 2022–2023 season is presented by B97, French Lick Resort, Curry Auto Center, The Herald Times, Upland Brewing Company, and World Arts Inc.

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