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Annie (Gallery Players)

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Clever
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The Gallery Players presents the beloved musical adventure about a lovable spirited orphan, based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, and famous for its classic songs such as 'Tomorrow' and 'It's a Hard Knock Life.'

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With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations…and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

'Annie' was the winner of seven Tony awards in 1977, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book.

 

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Applause! Applause!

“This production of ‘Annie’ is simply marvelous. Anchored by a strong cast, this classic story of the hard-knock orphan who miraculously becomes the adopted daughter of Oliver Warbucks, melted the hardest hearts while remaining accessible to the plethora of children in attendance. The audience couldn't help but be impressed by this touching tale of fortune favoring the luckless. Annie's positive attitude and outlook on life should be adopted by all (not just FDR and his senior cabinet.)” Full Review

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85
Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if Too late. .not my kind of show but best version. Some nice tap numbers. good acting by Jim Madden as Warbucks and Heather Gault as Grace.

Don't see it if the orchestra overwhelmed the singers and then even the dialogues when no songs were needed

Also Director Mar, H. deserves accolades. ... Read more Read less

74
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Cute, Fluffy

See it if you’re looking for fun, light-hearted entertainment for the family, or appreciate local theatre.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy the local theatre vibe, and are looking for a super polished show.

80
Amateur, Indulgent, Charming, Great staging, Adorable

See it if you're in the mood for a heartwarming, high-quality community theatre production of a classic musical with cute kids and a cute dog.

Don't see it if you find nonprofessional child actors of varying skill levels annoying. The physical space feels a bit like a spruced-up school gym.

76
Funny, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you are okay with a mixed-talent cast in an off-off Broadway venue giving it their all in a decent production overall.

Don't see it if you are bothered by uneven performances, not the most comfortable venue or have trouble with stairs - lots of stairs.

85
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Charming

See it if you enjoy musicals with clever scripts lots of dancing, singing, and beautiful costumes.

Don't see it if you expect a full professional experience. This is folding chairs in a basement with parents of the cast. Still it is charming.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if very enjoyable version of this classic we all know

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or don't like this play; don't like children singing

86
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Nostalgic

See it if You want to see a classic musical. You know these songs and there's even a short sing-along!

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see this show. Go!

78
Funny, Delightful, Charming, Entertaining

See it if you like the musical Annie. It's a charming way to pass an afternoon or evening. Might be good for kids, but not too young.

Don't see it if you don't like the musical Annie or young children playing children in a show.

Also There are some surprisingly good performances by the adults in the cas... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to support a wonderful theater company and see an enjoyable musical; this play is a great way to introduce children to the theater

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

98
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Fantastic Broadway-quality musical. The little girls can SING! Huge friendly dog on stage. Time flies by, all your favorite songs too.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

84
Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you've never seen this delightful theatre classic for kids. It really does have a lot of messages that are relevant for today's society.

Don't see it if you can't stand musical theatre or shows that star kids.

99
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Good voices, Small productioin but done great

See it if great yet simple backdrops - good singing - cute and fun

Don't see it if if you want a big styled production - but see it

70
Amateur, Too long, Cute, Good for kids, Good dog

See it if You take kids or have friends or family in the cast

Don't see it if Don't want to see a fairly amateur show.

Also Too long for the level of quality.... Read more Read less

94
Must see, Entertaining

See it if Great performances throughout Especially Luisa Boyaggi who played Miss Hannigan and Jim Madden who played Oliver Warbucks

Don't see it if If you do not like musicals

Also It may be me but Mr.Madden looked like a bald Tom Hanks?

68
Funny, Relevant, Entertaining, Fluffy, Uneven

See it if if you can appreciate a 1/2 pro & 1/2 amateur cast. pretty good job of holding it all together and keep things moving.

Don't see it if You are looking for a polished production

74
Funny, Good acting, Good staging, Nice production, Good costumes

See it if you like a kid story, with an easy and predictable plot and with nice, famous songs. performed by a small, really good company.

Don't see it if you prefer complitcated stories, which need you to really follow the storyline and the songs.

Also This production of ''Annie'' is a small one, but I found it well-made.... Read more Read less

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'a lavish production!',, 'heartfelt. great acting and singing! comforting and charming!'', "couldn't expect much more than this!"

See it if Another winning, lavish, big musical in the comfy charming Gallery Players Theater interests you. You'd like your jaded self to be won over.

Don't see it if Perhaps you don't like big, full musicals?

Also They won me over with this one. I wasn't expecting to adore an 'Annie'... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if you love a local theater take on a classic

Don't see it if you're expecting a broadway caliber performance

53
Disappointing, Cliched, Dated

See it if You like Annie and want to see a community theater production of it. There is nothing innovative here. But if you have kids or love Annie...

Don't see it if The performances are very uneven and it is not very well produced. Looks a little cheap.

85
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to enjoy a family-friendly musical with a great score and simple but entertaining plot.

Don't see it if You prefer complex storyline. You're expecting a polished production.

Also Such a delightful production with some very talented (and young) cast ... Read more Read less

76
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You're into the classics. A crowd -pleaser!

Don't see it if You're not into musicals.

99
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Great singing

See it if If you like musicals and your a fan of the original Annie movie perfect play for you, amazing cast great singing dancing and staging

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals nor movie Annie then don't go to see this play

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Fun, Tuneful, Diverse

See it if you're interested to see how an off-off-Broadway company overcomes the limitations of venue and casting to present a good representation.

Don't see it if your standards are professional-only (sometimes they would be met, not always), or if you dislike child performers (there are 6 or 7).

71
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love the classic musical Annie. Want to hear some amazing voices and don't mind trooping it to Brooklyn!

Don't see it if You're looking for a big broadway production (this is not it). Are not forgiving to actors making little mistakes here & there.

75
Funny, Clever

See it if You have 2 hours to spare in your day and are taking the little ones . They will enjoy .

Don't see it if You are expecting all the bells and whistles of a play .or you are looking for perfection in acting and singing from the entire ensemble .

Also I was expecting more from the cast . I was not impressed with the youn... Read more Read less