CCT stages Tony-award-winner plus preschool play

Columbus Children’s Theatre has two new productions taking the stage in the next two weeks.

First up is everyone’s favorite Broadway redhead. “Annie” will be performed April 26 to May 13. On the off-chance you don’t already know the story, the Tony-award-winning musical revolves around an 11-year-old orphan who runs away, adopts a dog and lands in the care of billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks.

The production, which features more than a dozen Central Ohio students, will be staged at the Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Broad St. (King-Lincoln District), Columbus. Tickets start at $21. The show, which runs two hours with an intermission, is recommended for ages 6 and older.

Next on the bill is “Sunny and Licorice,” part of CCT’s Theatre for the Very Young program. The show, which runs May 3-13, follows an orangutan named Sunny who gets a new roommate at the zoo. Sunny and her roomie, Licorice, have very different styles but music may provide a bridge to bring them together.

The half-hour play takes place at Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St. (Arena District), Columbus. The show has music but no dialogue and is recommended for ages 2-5. Tickets start at $5. 

For more information, go to columbuschildrenstheatre.org.