While it wasn’t the best musical I’ve ever seen, it was a good fun show and entertaining to watch. I’d never seen it live, only the movie (and not in ages) so it was fun to see the differences.
Todd McKenney was great, the littlest orphan an absolute scene stealer and Sandy the dog was brilliant as he yawned his way through most of his 2 minutes of total stage time! I was maybe slightly disappointed with the singing from the children, Annie included, but perhaps I’m a little jaded and expected way too much from them.
The littlest of the orphans pulled my attention whenever she was on stage and she shone even every second she was there... I could not take my eyes off her. This was also the case for me with Todd McKenney during the “Easy Street” number too, but I do think he’s generally brilliant and was certainly the main reason I wanted to see this show.
All up it was a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon but not a musical I would rush out to see again.
That entire opinion however may be slightly tainted by the fact that my beloved Eagles were fighting their way through an AFL semi-final while I was at the theatre. I was thankfully that they went into the second half with such a commanding lead because I felt sure that they were going to win. Collingwood, we’re coming to kick your butt out of the finals next.
Also I have to say that even as an Eagles supporter, I am SO proud of the Dockers for knocking Geelong out of the finals. That is no small achievement and I hope they go on next week to do the same to the Crows!! (sorry Chris...well maybe not! ;-P )