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KP Drama & GAPS to Perform Musical “Annie” May 3 - 4

The King Philip Middle School’s Drama Club and King Philip Regional High School’s KP Drama & GAPS (Grady Auditorium Production Staff) are combining to perform the popular musical “Annie” this month.  

Performances will take place on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children under 12 and senior citizens.  Reserved seating may be purchased through our ticket portal at or by accessing the site using our ticket sales QR code.

Since January, over fifty students from both King Philip Regional High School and King Philip Middle School have been rehearsing the script, the dances, and the music, while the technical students of GAPS have been designing and building the scenery and working on all of the technical elements for “Annie,” one of the most successful and widely-loved musicals in Broadway history. Based on the popular Depression-era 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 the smash hit song “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.

Directed by the artistic team of Courtney Bottomley, Ryan DeWolfe, Lauren Duffy, and Arianne Barrett, “Annie” is the perfect family-friendly musical where every audience member will enjoy the uplifting music, the heart-warming story, and the terrific performances by the hard-working and talented students of the KP drama program.  

We hope everyone will set aside their daily “hard-knocks” life for a few hours on May 3rd and 4th and join us in looking forward towards a “Tomorrow” that is full of promises of better times.