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Leapin’ Lizards! Annie Comes to Orange County

We attended as a guest of the Segerstrom/affiliate offer included


The Tony Award-Winning musical production of Annie has come to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts until May 24th. I attended the opening night performance with my three children who were captivated by the music, acting and “Sandy” the dog. I was not 100% sure that my kids would make it through the entire performance that started at 7:30pm, but I couldn’t get them to leave at intermission even if I tried.




We arrived early to the show to experience the pre-show activities in the lobby of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Children attending the performance are invited to share “what makes them happy” on sticky notes before placing it on a giant sunshine, read Annie comics and have fun photo opportunities. The pre-show activities expand on the theatre experience for young children helping to encourage a life-long love for the arts.


The moment that “Sandy” Annie’s dog made an appearance on the stage, my oldest son was in love. The adorable dog won the hearts of my kids as she gave a stellar performance along with the other actors. The music had my children standing up and dancing along to their favorite songs from the movie. My kids weren’t just dancing but also giggling. Their favorite scene was when Ms. Hannigan showed off her best dancing moves to the song “Easy Street,” and had them laughing hysterically.


The performance brought the story to life for my children. It is a perfect show to introduce children to musicals for the first time, and I highly recommend all families bringing their children of all ages to experience Annie at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.


Tuesdays-Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sundays at 1pm and 6:30pm

Thursday, May 14th at 1pm and 7:30pm



Single tickets start at $29 and may be purchased online, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787.

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