According to artistic director Leslie Charipar, Annie and The Producers are being brought back after very successful runs during the 2009-10 season.
Both Annie and The Producers had sold out runs and received rave reviews from media outlets.
Charipar stated that when planning the season, they asked the residents of Eastern Iowa what plays they wanted to see Theatre Cedar Rapids produce. The most frequent answers were Annie, The Producers, Oliver!, Wicked and The Lion King. However, the rights for Wicked and The Lion King are not available and a staff member had a strong objection to Oliver! being produced.
It was also decided that by bringing back Annie and The Producers that it would provide people that missed the original runs the opportunity to see the plays again.
It has not been decided yet if the original cast members will be in the revival productions.
The Rocky Horror Show, which was produced in 2007 and 2008, will be performed in October. Directors have not been announced for the productions yet.
All of the productions will performed in Theatre Cedar Rapids’ home, the Iowa Theatre Building at 102 Third Street SE in Cedar Rapids.
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