The Beth Fowler School of Dance of Genoa and St. Charles will bring a new production to the stage of DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre on March 4, 5, and 6 when it performs a musical theater ballet of “Annie,” America’s favorite orphan. Annie was raised in an orphanage, but events lead her to Daddy Warbucks home and many new adventures.
Beth Fowler explained the new production: “We have formerly performed excerpts from “Annie” but this year we are excited to bring the storyline to live theater with many new scenes. We are using the sound track from the movie which features many familiar favorite songs. I was inspired by the dancing and acrobatics in the classic movie. Our dancers and staff are very excited we are able to incorporate the tumbling as well as the dancing as seen in the movie through our new acrobatics program we started at our dance studio two years ago.”
The role of Annie will be performed by Hannah Fugiel of Elgin; Daddy Warbucks by Phil Masterton of Rockford; Grace, Daddy Warbucks secretary, by Anna Nolazco of West Chicago; and Miss Hannigan will be performed by Beth Fowler.
The Beth Fowler Dance Company will open the show with highlights from the Spanish ballet “Paquita.” Beth Fowler added: ”A variety of dances performed and kept to an enjoyable length of time will be for audiences of all ages to enjoy.”
Every child’s ticket includes a backstage pass to meet and greet with Annie and friends and take a photo with them.
Performances will be Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. Reserved seating is available at www.egyptiantheatre.org or by calling the Egyptian Theatre box office at (815)758-1225. Tickets are $27.00 for Adults and $22.00 for children 12 and under and can also be purchased at the box office one hour before each performance. Visit the Beth Fowler School of Dance website to learn more!