MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. -- For the first time ever, all five original Annies will be sharing a stage.
The five women who played the Little Orphan Annie in the original Broadway production of "Annie" will be at the Winery At St. George, at 1715 East Main Street, to tell stories and perform songs on April 30 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m, in celebration of the musical's 40th anniversary.
Fans can expect to see Andrea McArdle, Sarah Jessica Parker, Allison Smith, Alyson Kirk and Shelley Bruce, who all played the red-haired moppet from 1977 to 1983.
McArdle has been performing at the winery and mentioned how the 40th anniversary was coming up.
"She had been in touch with all of them," John DeChiaro, who runs the winery with his brother, Tom, said. "She helped put it together for me so we could have this reunion. All of the Annies are one big happy family. They want to see each other again."
DeChiaro saw Annie during its original Broadway run and said his favorite song is "Maybe." He believes the show has endured because of its incredible music.
"I hear commercials with the song 'Tomorrow'," DeChiaro said. "The show has a lot of longevity."
The winery is an "eclectic" place, DeChiaro said. The winery has been open for four years.
"We're not a traditional bar or restaurant," DeChiaro said. "We are a wine bar. We have tapas, entrees and live music. It's quaint."
For more information, visit www.TheWineryAtStGeorge.com or contact 914-455-4272.
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