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This incredible absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, Steve Martin – one of America’s greatest comic minds – plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics, with infectious dizziness.

Nov 9 – Nov 18

College of the Sequoias Performing Arts
915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277

General Public – $14
Seniors – $12
Students – $10

Special Student Discount ($8) on Thursday, 11/15, @ 6:30pm
Audience Talk-back with the cast and production team immediately follows the performance.

Tickets available online at cos.ticketleap.com
COS Theatre Box Office, Open W-F, 12pm-5pm, 559-730-3907

Rated PG-13 for some adult language and themes
More info on their Facebook event page.



Evening Shows @ 7:30pm:
November 30
December 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
Matinee Shows @ 2:00pm:
December 2, 9
Doors open 45 minutes before showtime

What: Playhouse Merced Presents “Annie”
When: November 16 through December 9, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.
Where: Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St. Merced
Contact: boxoffice@playhousemerced.com, (209)725-8587 Annie Publicity-37
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon, Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”
Sponsored by the Dr. Vikram & Priya Lakireddy Family, Co-Directed by Playhouse Merced Interim Artistic Director Corey Strauss, and Playhouse Merced Young Artist Conservatory Alumna Madison Mitchell, with Music Direction by Tammy Borges, and costumes by Cindy Strauss.
Sharing the starring role of Annie is Abby Samuelson of Merced, and Zoe Freitas Scott of Modesto. Co-starring is Human Dynamo of Newman’s West Side Theatre, Farris Larsen as Miss Hannigan and Playhouse Merced veteran Jesse Stofle as Daddy Warbucks.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! Annie finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical for all!
“Annie The Musical” runs November 16 through December 9, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 – $22, with $10 tickets available through the Box Office for anyone under 18 years old. Tickets and information are available at the Playhouse Merced box office at 452 W. Main St or by calling 209.725.8587, or by going to playhousemerced.com. Performances are expected to sell out. It is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance. “Annie The Musical” is rated 5 for 5 years of age and up.


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