Creative Edge School of Arts presents its production of Annie Jr. this Saturday at the Clarke Theatre in Mission.

Creative Edge School of Arts presents its production of Annie Jr. this Saturday at the Clarke Theatre in Mission.

Creative Edge presents Annie Jr.

Abbotsford arts school performs on Saturday, May 28 at Clarke Theatre in Mission

Creative Edge School of Arts, Abbotsford’s largest fine arts school, hosts its second annual public performance event for all ages.

Annie Jr. is based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, featuring everyone’s favourite little redhead in her 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 her 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.

The show is directed by Andrew Gillott, who recently received the 2016 Arty Award for Outstanding Theatre Artist.

It features 16 Creative Edge students ages eight to 15; a professional-quality set, lighting and costumes; and contains some of the biggest musical theatre hits of all time.

The production takes place Saturday, May 28 at the Clarke Foundation Theatre in Mission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Group tickets of 10 or more receive half price admission. Call 604-855-3343 for tickets or info.

A portion of the proceeds for this production go to Breakfast for Learning, which funds breakfast programs in local elementary schools. Visit breakfastforlearning.com for more details.