The images of a Depression Era New York City and the timeless songs associated with the Broadway play come to life this weekend at St. Ben's Escher Auditorium with The GREAT Theatre's production of Annie.

This morning Doug and I had the chance to chat with Mike Harens, who is cast as Daddy Warbucks. He gave us an inside glimpse to the production and revealed a few secrets about the sets and costumes. Mike said that the sets in their production are the very same sets that were used on Broadway.

Mike is a well accomplished actor and has starred in GREAT Theatre shows like Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and The Wizard of Oz.

The show opens Friday (Jan 11) night and runs through Saturday January 20th. You can see the full schedule of shows here and buy your tickets here. You can also win tickets to see the performance if you're a WJON VIP Club member.

We even coerced Mike into a few verses of song.

The full interview is below.