Tag Archives | Charles Strouse


Review: ‘Annie’ at Olney Theatre Center

The musical Annie is 40 years old this year, and thanks to the Olney Theatre Center’s cheerful new production, a whole new generation of theater goers will get the chance to travel back in time to Depression-era New York City, for the heart-warming tale of the world’s most optimistic orphan. With a book by Thomas […]

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Sunny (as Sandy) and Tahlia Ellie. Photo by Mark Garvin.

Review: ‘Annie’ at the Walnut Street Theatre

The sun’ll come out tomorrow Bet your bottom dollar that Tomorrow there’ll be sun…. Those familiar lyrics seem fresher than ever in Walnut Street Theatre’s new production of Annie. With its book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, Annie is a musical full of optimism, hope and humor. Brimming […]

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Review: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ at The Goodspeed

I have been viscerally connected to this charming musical about teenage life during the mid-1950s, when pop music was surrendering to the hot wave of rock ‘n roll started more or less by icon of the era, Elvis Presley. He was no  new Sinatra, Perry Como, or Andy Williams and new music plus his unique […]

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Review: ‘Annie’ at National Theatre

There are two things they always say never to work with: animals and children. There are exceptions, obviously. For six days at The National Theatre, Annie and Sandy — the bright red-headed, curly-topped little orphan and her scruffy yellow dog – are back for a limited run in a loving reincarnation of the iconic musical […]

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‘Annie’ at Hippodrome Theatre at The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

Forget about “Tomorrow.” In Baltimore the sun came out the minute the latest road tour of Annie unpacked its bags. From its elaborate sets by Beowulf Boritt, Suzy Benzinger’s costumes, and Ken Billington’s lighting, and its enormous performing talents, this production is everything a U.S. national, tour should be. Audiences at the refurbished Hippodrome Theatre […]

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‘Annie’ at Port Tobacco Players

Annie is based on the comic strip by Harold Gray about Little Orphan Annie. Her optimism shines through, even in the darkness that encompasses the 1930’s, which the musical is set in. Annie won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 1977, and has become so famous, that there is another film adaptation about to […]

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‘Annie’ at Pasadena Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

The sun has come out at the Pasadena Theatre Company as they present their summer production of Annie. A children’s classic and a favorite of the young and young at heart, this well-recognized fun loving musical, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan, is perfect for the middle of heated July with its jaunty […]

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