(ROCKWALL, TX — July 31, 2019) While other communities must travel into Dallas to get quality musicals and theater, people around Rockwall do not. Each year since 2011, Rockwall Summer Musicals has provided Broadway-scale productions in the growing Rockwall community. Annie will be presented at Rockwall High School Performing Arts Center at Utley (1201 TL Townsend Drive) for two weekends: Aug. 9-11 and 16-18, 2019.
Annie will steal your heart as she is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of evil Miss Hannigan, to stay at billionaire Oliver Warbuck’s mansion for the holidays. When Annie wins the love of the Warbucks and his staff, they set out on an epic mission to find Annie’s parents. Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan, in partnership with her brother, Rooster and his girlfriend, Lily, attempt to make some money out of this unique situation. The stories become intertwined as the lovable Annie’s story hits the national spotlight. Come hear the memorable tunes such as “Tomorrow” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.”
RSM is excited this year to highlight the needs of the local community as its story spotlights a beloved childhood character. Partnering with Rainbow Room of Rockwall County, RSM asks those who attend its shows to bring donations of school supplies. Everyone who brings a donation will gain a ticket to an exclusive raffle that will offer special prizes. The Rainbow Room provides essential items for children in crisis in the Rockwall area. RSM is excited to be able to help them to provide for the needs of children like those in the story of Annie.
According to Rockwall County Judge David Sweet, “If you haven’t attended a performance put on by Rockwall Summer Musicals, you’re missing out. Rockwall is full of amazing talent. All of those that perform, or work in any role of production for that matter, put every bit of their talent into making it a first-class production. Barbara Doudt is an extremely talented director with lots of experience and gets the most out of all around her. Performing arts adds to the culture and quality of life in any community and Rockwall Summer Musicals knocks it out of the park in Rockwall.”
This year, production costs are being generously underwritten by contributors like you and sponsored by Dave Kirwan, City of Rockwall, www.rockwall.com/hotels.asp, Sharron Hale, Reed Bentley, Roberta Pavlov, Lawyer’s Title, Mischler Builders, Claudette Hatfield, Jake Rathmell, Marvis Kisselburgh, Leigh Plagens and Rodney Jaynes. RSM performs at the fabulous facilities at Rockwall High School Performing Arts Center at Utley Middle School, and has attracted a powerful roster of leadership from among a well-known list of theatrical and community giants.
Submitted by Rockwall Summer Musicals.
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