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. Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical and is a great reminder of the hope that can be found in every "tomorrow."

This production will be performed indoors at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Patrons are encouraged to wear masks in the theater, but will be required to wear masks in the theater lobby and common spaces.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 19th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 19th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 20th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Feb 25th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 26th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 26th @ 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday December 13, 2021 at 5:05pm

Ticket Prices:

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen:

2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Show Notes:

CharacterWorks' 2021-2022 productions, including venues/locations, dates, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements, etc. are subject to change based on changes in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Auditions & Callbacks
KingsWay Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114

To learn more about CharacterWorks' auditions, visit
  • Auditions: Friday, December 3rd, 4:30-9:30PM
  • Callbacks: Saturday, December 4th, 9:30AM-5:30PM
  • Cast List Posted: Sunday, December 5th, 5PM

North Run Baptist Church
2100 Lydell Dr.
Richmond, VA 23228

Friday, December 10th, 6-9PM (Production Fee Due)
Saturday, December 11th, 9:30AM-4:30PM
Saturday, December 11th, 9:30-11AM - 1st Parent Meeting (at least one parent per family must attend)

Friday, December 17th, 6-9PM
Saturday, December 18th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

No Rehearsal December 24th through January 1st - Christmas & New Year's Break

Friday, January 7th, 6-9PM
Saturday, January 8th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Friday, January 14th, 6-9PM
Saturday, January 15th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Friday, January 21st, 6-9PM
Saturday, January 22nd, 9:30AM-4:30PM
Friday, January 28th, 6-9PM
Saturday, January 29th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Friday, February 4th, 6-9PM
Saturday, February 5th, 9:30AM-4:30PM
Saturday, February 5th, 9:30AM-11AM - 2nd Parent Meeting (at least one parent per family must attend)

Friday, February 11th, 6-9PM
Saturday, February 12th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Costume fittings will be scheduled at a later date. 

Tech Week & Performances (No absences allowed - students may have to get out of school early on Friday)
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Monday, February 14th, 5-9PM
Tuesday, February 15th, 5-9PM
Wednesday, February 16th, 5-9PM
Thursday, February 17th, 5-9PM
Friday, February 18th, 11AM Call, Performance at 7PM
Saturday, February 19th, 12PM Call, Performances at 2PM & 7PM
Sunday, February 20th, 12PM Call, Performance at 2PM
Friday, February 25th, 5PM Call, Performance at 7PM
Saturday, February 26th, 12PM Call, Performances at 2PM & 7PM
Sunday, February 27th, 12PM Call, Performance at 2PM

Masks at CharacterWorks
Due to the lifting of mandates, masks are optional for CharacterWorks, but not required. Parents may make a decision regarding their student wearing a mask based on current CDC recommendations. CharacterWorks is still subject to the policies of the facilities that we rent for classes, rehearsals and shows, and may have to adjust the policies from facility to facility. We will update our families with any changes or new restrictions when applicable. 



A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced.

Oliver Warbucks

A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.

Grace Ferrell

Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.

Miss Hannigan

The orphanage matron who hates children. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.


Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.


Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. Ditzy and slow to put things together.

Bert Healy

The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.

The Boylan Sisters

A trio of well-known singers.


The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.

Molly, Pepper, Kate, Duffy, Tessie, and July

Fellow orphans in the orphanage who are friends of Annie. A diverse group of scrappy and sweet personalities who all long to find their families.

Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh

Attentive and kind servants in the Warbucks household.

Mr. Bundles

The laundryman of Hannigan's orphanage.


Orphans, Hooverville residents, New York citizens, servants, cabinet members, etc.