I’ve never seen the stage play but I loved the movie “Annie”. I’m not much “into” musicals, but a few stand out. A few I could watch again and again. In Annie I especially enjoyed Carol Burnett’s portrayal of Agatha Hannigan, the drunk, cruel, caretaker at Annie’s orphanage who all the girls feared. I love Carole Burnett.
Annie’s story is based on the popular comic strip character Little Orphan Annie from a bygone era and articulates an optimistic view of life through the theme just hang on, until tomorrow. Times weren’t easy in those days for Annie.
Anyway, how can any of us forget Annie’s rendition of that classic song Tomorrow? To my way of thinking, despite the setting and the uncertain future Annie faced, the song evokes the spirit of optimism. Sing the first few lines along with me … (more…)