As many of you know my Mom is having the most amazing time in Florida at the New York Yankees Women’s Fantasy Camp. She has been Tweeting and posting status updates as she is grinning from ear to ear meeting all of her favorite players and coaches. With her away, my younger sister Kristen and I headed to Broadway in New York City to see Annie the Musical. I had high expectations of seeing a fantastic show with great music, just like the movie that I had grown up watching, and boy what a show I saw. Under the direction of three time Tony Award winner James Lapine, the awesome musical that I remember as a child, came to life before my eyes. From the music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, to the choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, we were both left in awe of what happening before our eyes.
I am at a loss for words on how to describe this spectacular musical, there’s just something so special about seeing it live. I KNOW Annie the musical was great, because we were sitting in a “sea” of children, and the only time we heard a peep out of any of them was when they were singing along to the very popular songs. I noticed that every person left with a smile bigger than Annie’s when the lights came up and it was over.
After the show, Kristen and I stood by the stage door for about ten minutes after hearing an usher telling a mother that the orphans would be leaving shortly after the show and would be more than happy to sign the Playbills for us. We had the opportunity to meet Lilla Crawford who stars as Annie, Emily Rosenfield who plays Mollie as well as all the other orphans. They were all so nice. They were more than happy to sign and take pictures with their fans.