I remember watching Annie as a child, the only movie that could ever actually make you want to be an orphan. Funny, great music with a good ending. When I seen that it would be playing at the Fox Theatre, I knew that I had to see it! It did not disappoint! Great play to see with the kids. I saw it with my son and he loved it!
I was fortunate to receive tickets to facilitate a review, as always, my opinions are my own
The musical varied slightly, but didn’t veer too much. In this rendition, we see President Roosevelt in several scenes. The set was fabulous. Keeping the 1920’s nostalgia of New York, the gritty orphanage and the overwhelming home of Oliver Warbucks. You will still get to experience the songs that you know and love. Most notably, “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow” and “Easy Street”.
The cast does an outstanding job reprising the iconic rolls. Tori Bates, who plays Annie hit her part out of the park. Her voice was phenomenal, and she played Annie to the “T”. She is quite adorable in her role.
The rest of the orphans did such a wonderful job too. They really put their all into the songs and dancing. Erin Fish, who portrayed Miss Hannagan was absolutely amazing! She didn’t skip a beat playing the arch nemesis of Annie that we all love to hate. Most notably she can be compared to Carol Burnnett’s 1982 role as Annie (if we are comparing the play to movies).
This is a must see. I highly recommend it and it is great for the whole family. You can experience Annie: The Musical here in Atlanta until March 19, 2017 but click HERE to see if they are playing at a theatre near you!
You can find out more about Annie: The Musical HERE.
And find out more about other Broadway in Atlanta shows HERE.