The Kentwood Players theater group will present Annie, a musical based on the Tribune Media Services comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” from Friday, Nov. 5 through Dec. 11 at the Westchester Playhouse.

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester.

The production is directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth and produced by Shirley Hatton, with musical direction by Bill Wolfe and choreography by Victoria Miller. Music is by Charles Strouse, lyrics are by Martin Charnin, and the play is based on the book by Thomas Meehan.

The classic “rags-to-riches” story was originally produced on Broadway in 1977. Set during the Great Depression, Annie is the story of a spunky, red-headed orphan trying to find the parents who seemingly gave her up for adoption. Along the way she meets a multitude of memorable characters and works her way into even the most unsuspecting hearts, a playhouse spokesperson says.

The musical features well known songs such as “Tomorrow,” “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “Little Girls.”

Featured in the cast are Greg Abbott, Pamela Bassett, Margie Bates, Dana Belben, Juliette Boland, Makenzie Browning, Kiah Candell-Vastine, MarLee Candell, Harold Dershimer, Rachel Evans, Martin Feldman, Emma Hatton, Shirley Hatton, Alexa Hodzic, Steve Holland, Clara Mulligan, Kim Peterson, Natalie Peterson, Ron Peterson, Jennifer Richardson, Robyn Rothstein, Valerie Ruel, Jessica Stone, Katie Sullivan, Jack Winnick, and Julia May Wong.

Rocky Miller performs as “Daddy Warbucks,” Francesca Farina as “Annie” and Brusier as “Sandy.”

Tickets are $23 with a $2 discount for seniors, students and servicemen. To purchase tickets, (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at:

www.kentwoodplayers.org.

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