The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Friday, February 23, 2018


WHERE: Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street Northampton, MA 
WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:30pm and Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30pm.

The Academy of Music Theatre and Academy Youth Productions present Annie, Jr. on March 8 & 9, 2018, directed by Academy of Music Theatre Education Director Martha Potyrala and with Musical Direction by Jessica Dimmock.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. 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 an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

This is the eighth annual Academy Youth Productions show. Past shows include: Into the Woods Jr., Fame Jr., Willie Wonka Jr., Camp Rock, The Phantom Tollbooth Jr., The Music Man Jr., and last year’s Singin’ in the Rain, Jr. Academy Youth Productions are performed by area youth ages 9-15, with full staging, professional lighting and sound, costumes and sets.

Annie, Jr. will run Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:30pm and Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 (plus applicable fees).

Tickets can be purchased by calling or visiting the Academy of Music Box Office. We are open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM and can be reached at 413-584-9032 ext.105. Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting

For more information at the Academy of Music Theatre’s Youth Programs visit

Academy of Music Box Office
Open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM
413-584-9032 ext.105

Emily Curro, Development and Marketing Manager
413-584-9032 ext.101

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