Broadway and West End classic, Annie, comes directly to Singapore from a successful UK tour and features a cast and company of 52.
The title role of young orphan Annie is shared among three talented young actresses from the UK and the musical staged here also stars 27 of Singapore’s young budding actresses.
35 years after its Broadway debut, the timeless tale of little orphan Annie has finally made its theatrical entrance in Singapore.
Set in the Great Depression of the 1930s, Annie tells a touching story of hope and optimism. Though as a Gen-Y adult it might be hard to relate to the era that Annie the musical was set in, but the heart-warming story of Annie will touch your heart.
The musical includes all the favourite Annie hits such as “Hard Knock Life”, “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”, “NYC”, and of course, “Tomorrow”. The cast even added local elements such as raising a toast by saying yum seng.
The child actors, given their young age, are brilliant. Each delivering confident performances as they sing and dance up a storm. Look out for the littlest orphan, Molly, played by 6-year-old Singaporean Chloe Choo, who completely stole the show on the opening night with her delightfulness. The bubbly Molly, captivated audiences and drew the most applause with her adorable dance moves and high pitched voice.
Including British comedy star Su Pollard as the scheming Miss Hannigan and UK screen and stage veteran David McAlister as Daddy Warbucks, Annie makes a great family musical.
Set and production wise, Annie may not be as fancy as other musicals out there but the core of Annie’s success is its optimism that people can relate to in times of trouble.
If you already are an Annie fan, you’ll enjoy the celebrated production. With all the young actors professionally performing intricate choreography and belting their hearts out with every number, I found myself liking Annie more than I expected.
Annie is on at the Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands from now till August 5 2012. Tickets are $65 to $175. For show times, promotions and ticketing information, visit www.baseentertainmentasia.com/annie.