If Pollyanna is so saccharine it makes you sick but Oliver Twist is too much of a bummer, consider the orphan antics of Annie. The spunky little ginger embodies the optimism of Pollyanna amidst the dark neglect of Oliver's world and finds a happy medium. Annie sings her way from one high jink to another and right into the newly thawed heart of her new father figure, the curmudgeonly Daddy Warkbucks. Plus, she has a canine sidekick named Sandy. The award-winning musical is coming to the Stage Door Theatre (8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs) Friday through January 29. Showtimes are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday; 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $38. For more info or to purchase tickets, call 954-344-7765, or visit stagedoortheatre.com.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 23. Continues through Jan. 29, 2011