“It’s a hard knock life” when you’re an orphan in downtown New York, especially as it’s 1933 and the middle of the Depression. Annie (Little Orphan Annie from the cartoon strip) is desperate to meet her parents – and to escape from drunken Miss Hannigan who runs the orphanage. She succeeds and gets taken under the wing of billionaire, Daddy Warbucks, changing his life. All the favourite songs are here – “You’re never fully dressed without a smile”, “Easy Street” and of course the all-time show stopper, “The Sun’ll come up Tomorrow”. This is the feel-good musical you won’t want to miss.
It’s New York and Bobby is celebrating his 35th birthday with a few good friends. They are all with their partners and worried he won’t make a commitment to get married – he has three girlfriends but is looking for the one woman to combine all their good points. Are the friends all happy with their relationships? Come on – this is New York! Can they get him to blow out the candles on the birthday cake and make that commitment? The play won six Tonys when it was first performed (the theatrical equivalent of an Oscar). And the music is by the master, Stephen Sondheim. With hits like “The little things you do together”, the title song, “Company” and the showstopper “Side by side by side”. A grown up musical not to be missed.
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