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Little Orphan Annie
Little Orphan Annie
Little Orphan Annie, or Annie Medley, is the main character in the musical Annie. Other characters include Daddy Warbucks, the man who selects Annie to stay at his home and Miss Hannigan who runs the awful orphanage.
Eleven-year-old Annie is in an orphanage, presided over by Miss Hannigan, who keeps the little girl orphans in line by bullying and threatening them. The girls are ever hopeful that they will find parents and happiness ("Maybe") while Miss Hannigan is unhappy with her situation. Annie decides to escape to find her parents, running into a friendly dog (Sandy) ("Tomorrow") and the people made homeless because of the Great Depression ("Hooverville"). However, she is returned to the orphanage. Grace Farrell, Warbucks' assistant, picks her to live in Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks' palatial home for the Christmas holidays ("I Think I'm Gonna Like it Here").
Although initially uncomfortable with each other, Annie and Daddy Warbucks soon come to love each other (You Won't Be An Orphan For Long). Warbucks wants to adopt her, but Annie insists that her parents will come for her. Over the radio show of Bert Healy, and with the help of President and Mrs. Roosevelt, Warbucks offers a reward for the parents ("You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile"). Miss Hannigan and her brother, Rooster, and his slightly ditzy girlfriend, Lily St. Regis, scheme to pretend to be the parents and collect the reward ("Easy Street"). When they are found out, it is revealed that Annie's parents have died. Warbucks and Annie become a family ("I Don't Need Anything But You").
Great Books to read about the adventures of Little Orphan Annie.
Did you know...
Alpo was rubbed on Aileen Quinn's (the girl who played Annie) face in order to make "Sandy" kiss her in the original musical.
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Little Orphan Annie Costume
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Get Tickets for Annie on Tour
- Annie The Broadway Musical on National Tour - Tickets; National Tour Tickets
Annie is still on tour and you can order tickets when it comes to your city. Click on this site to see the current venues. Don't miss this classic.
Little Orphan Annie Collector Pieces
It's Tea Time! - Little Orphan Annie Tea Set
This is a great gift for the Little Orphan Annie collector. It also makes a great toy set for a young girl who likes to use her imagination and have play time wth real or make-believe friends.
Vote for your favorite Annie Music
Annie the musical created several popular songs that are now even being translated into current Ghetto versions such as Jay-Z's Hard-Knock Life, which has mature content (foul language), however, the clean version is listed below. Also, the ever popular song Tomorrow and the rest of the songs from the musical are available on a variety of Broadway CD's.
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