Written by Shirley T
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 00:00
On a hill slope overlooking an outdoor theater with home blankets on the green grass offers casual seating, this is the adventure of watching summer musical show at Zilker Park. Over 52 years, this is the Austin's tradition of presenting live musical show to the folks of Central Texas every summer!
This year, Zilker Theater Production presents you 'Annie'. Professional, fun and well-choreographed, Annie is a highly entertaining play by an energetic team. Began on last weekend 9 July, Annie runs through 14 August 2010, so plan your weekends and make sure you do not miss this brilliant piece!
Based on the book written by Thomas Meehan, Annie is an award winning Broadway musical. Reproduced with permission, it takes the center stage on Zilker Hillside Theater this summer and draws huge crowd as early as 6 pm.
The story tells about Annie who is an 11-year old orphan. She was left by her parents at Municipal Orphanage in New York City, which is run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Life during the Depression era (in the 1930s) is tough yet she hopes to be reunited with her parents and this prompted her to run away a couple times. Sadly, all her missions fail. Annie's life however takes a sharp turn after she spends her Christmas at the billionaire Oliver Warbucks's mansion as a guest. Optimistic, witty, loving and kind, Annie's character also inspires President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his Cabinet. With classic songs like 'Tomorrow' and 'Hard Knock Life', the 2-hour (2 acts and a short break in-between) live musical seems short and ends at a high note.
If you wish to meet the cast, stay back after the show. It is a free musical show but donation is highly appreciated. Bring along your dinner and (or) book if you arrive early as the show only starts at dusk, about half past eight.
More information, check out at http://www.zilker.org/showinfo.html
Parking is $3 cash
No pet policy
Smoking is not allowed at seating area
Low outdoor or 'beach' chair is allowed behind/on top of the hill
Portable (composting) toilets are provided
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