Growing up thanks to my wonderful Mama and Papa, my sisters, and I always had enough to eat and clothes but they worked long hours for us to be sheltered and taken care of so luxuries were limited. One of those great luxuries was the magic of Broadway and attending the New York City theater life as a family. My parents always valued the arts and instilled that in me and now as a Mami myself I hope to pass that on to my little men.
So when I was contacted by Annie the Musical to see the new Broadway show I invited mi Mama, Papa and Rock to join me for a three generation family night out to enjoy the beauty and fun that is Annie.
Check out this official clip from Annie.
The timeless story. The classic characters. The unforgettable songs.
Under the loving direction of three-time Tony Award® winner James Lapine, the musical you remember is back on Broadway in a brand-new production you’ll never forget. The beloved book and score by Tony Award® winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin remain the same, with new choreography provided by Tony Award® winner Andy Blankenbuehler.
Of course, I knew the classic story and the amazing songs but the actors lead by Lilla Crawford as Annie and the unforgettable Orphans played by Georgi James, Emily Rosenfeld, Junah Jang, Taylor Richardson, Madi Rae DiPietro, Tyrah Skye Odoms and the rest of the adult cast where fantastic and kept us entertained for the entire 2 hours and 30 minutes.
I never saw the original 1977 Broadway show but I love the movie based on the show and I was really happy they did not change the story and had all the popular songs along with a few not in the movie. It was Rock’s first Broadway show and he was captivated for the entire show.
But the true stand outs of the show were the storytelling by the scenery, props, costumes and director. One of my favorite moments of the show is how they used a clothesline and drying white laundry as a projector screen to set the time and tone of the 1930s where Annie is set.
Genius! It helped me show Rock that we truly are so lucky to have all the comforts in our life like food, family and safety especially this holiday season which is difficult to explain to a four year old.
I would absolutely recommend this show for a fantastic family night out but heads up kids under the age of four will not be permitted in the theater.
ANNIE is now playing on Broadway at the Palace Theatre. For show times and ticket availability visit www.anniethemusical.com or call Ticketmaster 877-250-2929.
Disclosure: I received four press tickets for review purposes as always my post is my unbiased opinions.