I have played the role of Miss Hannigan in 3 different productions. (And I’m not dead yet. I love the role, if not the show, in general.)
Needless to say, I know Annie.
What I saw tonight was not Annie as I know it.
It was a TV extravaganza full of extraneous dancing, songs, and changes in the script.
I’m not objecting. I loved that the cast was ethnically diverse. The (most) choreography was clever and danced beautifully. I loved many of the performances and their take on their roles (and the adjustments made because of script changes).
But it was not the show that I love/hate.
(Also WTF was that about Hannigan having the locket from a fire? That is not only not in the script it makes absolutely no sense!)
So here’s looking back on one of my performances – in the scene where Grace (not Warbucks) tells Hannigan that Annie is being adopted.