Chicago's Marcia Lewis and 42nd Street's Lee Roy Reams are the dastardly brother and sister team, Miss Hannigan and Rooster, in the Sacramento Music Circus revival of Annie. The beloved musical by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan plays under the tent July 30-Aug. 5.
Lewis was Tony nominated as Miss Lynch in Grease! and Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago. Reams was Tony-nominated as the original Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street and recently played Broadway in the Jerry Herman retrospective An Evening With Jerry Herman.
Kelsey M. Fatebene stars as Annie, the little red-haired orphan whose optimism brings love into the heart of millionaire Oliver Warbucks (The Rainmaker's Mark Zimmerman). Songs in the score include "It's a Hard Knock Life," Maybe," "Little Girls," "Easy Street," "N.Y.C.," "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" and the anthem "Tomorrow."
Tickets are $27-$45 with half price tickets for children under 12. The Music Circus Tent is located on the corner of 15th and H Streets in downtown Sacramento. For reservations, call (916) 557-1999. The Sacramento Music Circus is online at http://www.CaliforniaMusicalTheatre.com.
— By Christine Ehren