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Annie   Tour: First National  

Opening Date: March 20, 1978    
Closing Date: September 5, 1981

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, National Tour
Setting: December 11-25, 1933. New York City.

Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Mike Nichols, Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc., The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Icarus Productions; Produced in association with Peter Crane
Originally produced by The Goodspeed Opera House (Michael P. Price, Executive Producer)
Book by Thomas Meehan; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Martin Charnin; Based on 'Little Orphan Annie' by Harold Gray; 'Little Orphan Annie' used by permission of Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate, Inc.; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard; Musical Director: Glen Clugston
Entire Production Directed by Martin Charnin; Musical Numbers Choreographed by Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Judy Rasmuson
General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Morry Efron
Production Supervisor: Janet Beroza; Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Martha Knight; Stage Manager: Bethe Ward
Music Preparation Supervisor: Thomas P. Brown
General Press Representative: David Powers; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Sandy and Ruth trained and handled by Dawn Animal Agency, Inc.; Dance Captain: Mimi Wallace; Photographer: Martha Swope
Jane Connell
Miss Hannigan
Kathy-Jo Kelly
Norwood Smith
Oliver Warbucks
"Daddy" Warbucks
Gary Beach
Rooster Hannigan
Kathryn Boulé
Grace Farrell
Lisa Raggio
Lily St. Regis
Sam Stoneburner
Tom Avera
Dara Brown
Charles Cagle
Lt. Ward
Justice Brandeis
Penny Carroll
Bonnie Boylan
Michael Connolly
Fred McCracken
H.V. Kaltenborn's Voice
Edmond Dante
Dog Catcher
Jimmy Johnson
Honor Guard
Richard Flanders
Linda Lauter
Mrs. Pugh
Connie Boylan
April Lerman
Shelle Monahan
Alyson Mord
Jan Pessano
Mrs. Greer
NBC Page
Linda Rios
Sophie, the Kettle
A Star to Be
Ronnie Boylan
Michael Shaw
Dog Catcher
Bert Healy
Gordon Stanley
Bundles McCloskey
Sound Effects Man
Dana Tapper
Mimi Wallace
Kristin Williams
Standby: Tom Avera (F.D.R., Oliver Warbucks)
Understudies: Dara Brown (Annie), Penny Carroll (Lily St. Regis), Michael Connolly (Bert Healy, Drake), Edmond Dante (Rooster Hannigan), Linda Lauter (Miss Hannigan), April Lerman (Molly), Jan Pessano (Grace Farrell), Ruth (Sandy) and Stephanie Wolf (Duffy, July, Kate, Pepper, Tessie)
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Martin Charnin
ACT 1 Sung By
Maybe Annie
It's the Hard-Knock Life Annie and The Orphans
It's the Hard-Knock Life (Reprise) The Orphans
Tomorrow Annie
We'd Like to Thank You The Hooverville-ites
Little Girls Miss Hannigan
I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here Grace Farrell, Annie, Drake and The Staff
N.Y.C. Oliver Warbucks, Grace Farrell, Annie, A Star to Be and New Yorkers
Easy Street Miss Hannigan, Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis
You Won't Be an Orphan for Long Grace Farrell, Drake, The Staff and Oliver Warbucks
ACT 2 Sung By
You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile Bert Healy, Bonnie Boylan, Connie Boylan, Ronnie Boylan and The Hour of Smiles Family
You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (Reprise) The Orphans
Easy Street (Reprise) Miss Hannigan, Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis
Tomorrow (Reprise) Annie, F.D.R., Oliver Warbucks and The Cabinet
Something Was Missing Oliver Warbucks
I Don't Need Anything But You Oliver Warbucks and Annie
Annie Grace Farrell, Drake and The Staff
Maybe (Reprise) Annie
New Deal for Christmas Annie, Oliver Warbucks, Grace Farrell, F.D.R. and The Staff
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Jul 31, 1981 - Sep 5, 1981 Opera House (DC) Washington, DC
Jun 12, 1981 - Jul 26, 1981 Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
May 19, 1981 - Jun 6, 1981 Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, ON
Apr 21, 1981 - May 16, 1981 Emerson Colonial Theatre Boston, MA
Dec 26, 1980 - Apr 18, 1981 Fisher Theatre Detroit, MI
Dec 3, 1980 - Dec 20, 1980 Stifel Theatre St. Louis, MO
Oct 7, 1980 - Nov 29, 1980 Arie Crown Theater Chicago, IL
May 1, 1980 - Oct 4, 1980 Forrest Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Nov 29, 1979 - Apr 26, 1980 Emerson Colonial Theatre Boston, MA
Jun 15, 1979 - Nov 25, 1979 CIBC Theatre Chicago, IL
Apr 12, 1979 - Jun 10, 1979 Arie Crown Theater Chicago, IL
Nov 8, 1978 - Apr 7, 1979 Fisher Theatre Detroit, MI
Sep 28, 1978 - Nov 4, 1978 Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center Boston, MA
Jul 11, 1978 - Sep 24, 1978 National Theatre Washington, DC
Jun 26, 1978 - Jul 9, 1978 The Muny St. Louis, MO
May 16, 1978 - Jun 25, 1978 National Theatre Washington, DC
Apr 18, 1978 - May 14, 1978 Jackie Gleason Theater Of Performing Arts Miami, FL
Mar 20, 1978 - Apr 16, 1978 Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, ON