YES!! Saw Annie at the FOX theatre. It was ANNE-TASTIC. Boo.
I was exctatic when my roomate got me tickets for my birthday this year. Annie is one of the first movies I could recite backwards and forwards. I totally know all the songs by heart. Tonight, as we approached the theatre, I could tell by the sparkly headbands of the little girls piling out of mini-vans, that we were going to be the oldest people there by our own will.
I was right. No matter.
The movie that I love so much is pretty true to the original broadway showing, except for Punjab, the whole ending, the different songs, the omitted songs, the excellency of Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan, IODENT instead of OXYDENT toothpaste, and the DANCING.
Other than that it was exactly the same...
Oh well. It was still very good, and I was very impressed by the character that played Sandy the dog.
(Little known fact. Sarah Jessica Parker played one of the Annie's in the original Broadway cast. )
(Additional Side note: Amy just said it was a whole lot more entertaining (her words) watching me sing the songs in the living room. )
Oh. I just love it! Schmabby, sing it with me now!!
Hey, hobo man, hey Dapper Dan
You both got your style, but brother
You're never fully dressed without a smile
You're clothes may be
They stand out a mile, but brother
You're never fully
dressed without a smile
Who cares what they're wearing On Main Street or
It's what you wear from ear to ear (to ear)
And not from
head to toe that matters
So, Senator, so, janitor
So long for
You're never fully dressed
Though you may wear the best
You're never fully dressed without a smile!!