Show Credits: Book by Thomas Meehan Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Description: With pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone she
meets despite a next-to-nothing start in the Depression-era New York
City of the 1930s. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned
her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel,
embittered Miss Hannigan.
When billionaire Oliver Warbucks
decides to invite an orphan to his mansion for Christmas, Annie gets her
chance to experience NYC anew outside the confines of the orphanage.
Despite Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, Annie befriends President
Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new home alongside Warbucks, his
personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named
With plenty of parts to go around, including
featured roles as well as ensemble parts for orphans, servants, and
tourists, ANNIE JR. is ideal for
productions involving different grade levels, or for middle schools
where students may be maturing at different rates. The cast size and age
range of the parts are flexible and the bright, tuneful score is easy
to sing and filled with familiar numbers like "It's the Hard Knock Life"