Annie: The Musical

Rating:      5 out of 5 stars
Annie the Musical at Palace Theatre, Broadway

There are a few true classic musicals that never seem to age, and no matter how old we are, we want our children and our children’s children to experience the story that is Annie. Based on the comic strip called Little Orphan Annie, by Harold Gray, the story of Annie was transformed into a smash Broadway hit show opening in 1977.


Nominated for 11 Tony awards and taking home no less than 7, Annie, the Musical had a record breaking 2377 shows until it closed in the early 1980’s. Well known actors, that were just children then, like Sarah Jessica Parker, had their first debut into the acting world, and the exciting world of Broadway.The story is about 11 year old Annie, who is a kind, caring and optimistic young orphan girl, who has her beloved rescue dog, Sandy by her side. The story is about her adventures at the orphanage that is run by an alcoholic matron, Miss Hannigan. The tale evolves and introduces Daddy (Oliver) Warbucks, Annie’s wealthy benefactor and Grace Farrell, Mr Warbuck’s loyal secretary, who loves Annie like her own child.

Annie’s adventures move her into Oliver Warbucks home, and it is he who starts a massive search for her biological parents. Along the way Annie, becomes somewhat of a celebrity as Franklin D. Roosevelt, the president of the United States assists them in the search for Annie’s birth parents. The entire community comes together, joined by Annie’s story and her infectious enthusiasm for life. Of course, there’s a dark side to the story – one of deception and deceit, but without spoiling the plot, it all works out for the best in the end.

Revival of a classic musical

Annie – The Musical is an enchanting feel good story that is suitable for all ages and will always delight audiences.
With a star studded cast, the Broadway classic revival show opens on November 8th, 2012 at the Palace Theatre in New York. Tickets for Annie –The Musical can be purchased online, and all the information about the cast, tickets for Annie –The Musical and the schedule can be found online as well.

Award winning actress Katie Finnigan stars as the evil orphanage matron, Miss Hannigan alongside Australian Anthony Warlow, who plays Oliver ‘’Daddy ‘’ Warbucks.

The role of Annie has been taken by Lila Crawford, who made her big Broadway debut just one year ago, in the role of Debbie, in Billy Eliot. With famous songs like ‘’ The sun will come out tomorrow‘’, Lila can be seen singing the famous anthem as well as ‘’Maybe’’ and ‘’It’s a hard knock life’’.

Review of Annie: The Musical

Past productions of Annie received outstanding ratings, recommended by critics as having a well-deserved 5/5 for the entire cast. The costumes, the performances and the entertainment, has been touted as ‘’flawless’’ and ‘’sensational’’ and the show literally transported theatre patrons right back to their childhoods.

Cheap Tickets to Annie in New York

For those theatre patrons that would like to find out how to get cheaper tickets for the sensational revival of Annie –The Musical, then contact the for block bookings or preview performances that could have cheaper tickets for some of the main shows.

You can find out all the necessary details for the scheduled theatre performances, the ticket prices, which all go on sale in June 2012, and the requirements for block bookings and the preview performance schedule, which starts on 3 October 2012.

Book early because ’’ The sun’ll come out tomorrow, so you gotta hang on till tomorrow, come what may! Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I love ya, Tomorrow! You’re only a day away.’’

Any other musicals worth seeing? Consider going to Wicked and The Lion King, two very popular shows.

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