Heidi Gray as Annie and Macy as Sandy. Photo credit © Joan Marcus

Heidi Gray as Annie and Macy as Sandy. Photo credit © Joan Marcus

By Jamal Rashaun Burton
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — The Tony Award-winning production of Annie will make a stop at the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.

“We are pleased to present this beloved, classic tale of little orphan Annie and her search for family,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds. “The audience will be touched by the sentimental story, humored by the character’s antics and thrilled by the famous Broadway songs.”

The original production of Annie opened April 21,1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. It remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever, running for 2,377 performances, and has been performed in 28 languages. Annie has been running around the world for 37 years.

The score includes such popular songs as “Its A Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything but You” and the much-loved hit, “Tomorrow”.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance range from $30-$40 for the general public and $10 for children. UCA student tickets are $10 with valid student I.D. Call UCA Ticket Central at 501-450-3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or toll-free from anywhere in Arkansas at 1-866-810-0012 or visit

For additional information, contact Julia Dossett Morgan at 501-852-7889 or

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The College’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit or call 501-450-3293.