Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Annie - The Musical
David and Margaret Bennett.
Martin Charnin. Lee Adams has worked with Strouse, but not on this musical.
Asp. His other bodyguard was Punjab.
Charles Strouse. Charles Strouse also did the music for the sequel "Annie Warbucks" in 1993. It was an off-Broadway show that is not as well known as "Annie" but is just as good, in my opinion.
Franklin Roosevelt. FDR is a democrat, and Oliver is a Republican.
The Great Depression. 1933 was during the Great Depression.
Sandy. Rover, Champion, and Tiger are all names suggested by the other orphans before they learn that the dog's name is "Sandy".
Oliver. In the OBC of "Annie" Oliver Warbucks was played by Reid Shelton.
Brittney Kissenger. Brittney Kissenger is originally from Ballston Spa. My brother has done shows with her.
Andrea McArdle. Andrea McArdle's daughter has also been on Broadway, she played Cosette in "Les MisÚrables."
Peppermint sticks. "All 'cross the land, folks are bawling and filled with despair, 'cause cupboards are bare." In this song, the beginning starts a little sad, with everyone talking about how hard the Depression is. However, FDR promises them all a "New Deal" for Christmas. This optimistic song closes the show, just as this question closes our quiz.
Three bucks. "NYC, I give you fair warning: up there in lights I'll be!" Though the Star-To-Be doesn't have an official name, she has one of the hardest solos to sing - three key changes with no lead-in! The Star-To-Be sings that she just got to New York that morning with three bucks, two bags, one her.
Kicked out the blues. "Annie, Annie, Annie, look what you've done for us!" Annie certainly brightens up Warbucks' house. She teaches him that his servants are more than just that - they are his friends. She also shows them all how to be happy again. This song shows the servants' appreciation for everything Annie has done.
you. "Together at last, together forever; we're tying a knot they never can sever!" "I Don't Need Anything But You" is the song where the audience first gets a real glimpse of how fond Warbucks and Annie have grown to be of each other. It's a very sweet song and really shows how Annie has found a father in Warbucks, and Warbucks has found a daughter he never even knew he wanted!
A new deal. "I've heard a terrible rumor: no good will, no cheer! But we'll get a new deal for Christmas this year!" In "A New Deal for Christmas", FDR assures Warbucks and the orphans that he's going to start changing things to make the times better for everyone. This optimistic song closes the show.
Finding Annie's parents. "'Cross the street or 'cross the sea, Annie, sweet, we guarantee that you won't be an orphan, no, you won't be an orphan for long!" In this number, the servants and Warbucks are working to locate Annie's parents. It's very hopeful, but also a bit sad since they all want Annie to stay.
The left. "When you wake, ring for Drake, Drake will bring your tray! When you're through, Mrs. Pugh comes to take it away." This is the song the servants and Grace sing upon Annie's arrival. Annie decides that she thinks she's gonna like it there! :)
Scrounge for meals. "We'd like to thank you, Herbert Hoover, for really showing us the way; you dirty rat, you bureaucrat, you made us what we are today!" The song "We'd Like To Thank You, Herbert Hoover" is very sarcastic. It shows the "real" side of the Great Depression - a shantytown (commonly called Hoovervilles) with people who used to be rich with good lives, reduced to "scrounging for a meal" and "stealing coal for fires" to survive.
Sticks up her chin and grins. "Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, you're always a day away!" The line "always a day away" gets changed when Annie is at the White House. President Roosevelt wants to portray hope to everyone, so he alters "Tomorrow" to say, "you're only a day away."
|Miss Hannigan envies women who aren't dripping with little girls; what, however, are those women dripping with? "Some women are dripping with ___, some women are dripping with pearls."||Songs from the musical "Annie"
Diamonds. "Someday I'll land in the nut house with all the nuts and the squirrels!" "Little Girls" is Miss Hannigan's only solo song. She's angry after one of the orphans, Kate, waves a dead mouse in her face. This song expresses her annoyance with little girls!
Easy Street. "I remember the way our sainted mother would sit and croon us her lullaby. She'd say, 'Kids, there's a place that's like no other, ya gotta get there before you die!'" "Easy Street" is the song Rooster, Lily, and Miss Hannigan sing when they first start hatching the plan to get the $50,000 reward for Annie's parents! This is my personal favorite song from the show.
A smile. "Who cares what they're wearing on Main Street or Savile Row? It's what you wear from ear to ear and not from head to toe that matters!" "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" takes place in the scene where Annie is at the radio station putting out an ad to find her parents. The name of the radio program is "Burt Healy's Hour of Smiles" and it is sponsored by Oxydent - the toothpaste of stars!
Pouring her mother coffee. "Betcha they're good, why shouldn't they be? Their one mistake was giving up me." This is from the song "Maybe" - the first song in the play. Annie sings it to Molly when she has a nightmare.