Annie

Tonight @ The Milwaukee Theatre, 8 p.m.

Dec. 18, 2009
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In 1977, a musical adaptation of Harold Gray's comic strip about a bright-eyed (but pupil-less) orphan debuted on Broadway and became an instant hit with audiences looking for a dose of optimism in the face of a nasty recession. Annie won seven Tony Awards and became one of Broadway's longest-running shows. Thirty-plus years later, as the country battles an even nastier recession, it's no surprise that the musical-comedy, which includes standards like "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard-Knock Life," is still a popular touring draw. It's proven so popular, in fact, that this current 30th anniversary touring production is entering its fifth year. (Also Dec. 19, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.)

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the case to determine if Wisconsin Republicans’ redistricting maps are too partisan. Do you believe the U.S. Supreme Court will order Wisconsin to redraw our legislative maps so the majority of legislative districts are competitive and voters will actually have a real choice between a Democrat and Republican?

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