This past Saturday, I went to the opening night of the stage production of Annie at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town, and what a masterful production it is.
This well-loved play has an excellent cast, with the orphans comprising of 3 teams. The team (Liberty) that was on stage was led by Emma-Rose Blacher, who gave a command performance in the lead role. The rest of the cast is stellar too, with Charon Williams Ros playing Miss Hannigan and Neels Classen doing the role of Daddy Warbucks supreme justice.
But what is this musical without its signature tunes. “Maybe”, “It’s the Hard Knock Life” and “Easy Street” were the standouts for me, while “Tomorrow” (including the reprise) was quite the tearjerker. The music director, Bryan Schimmel, deserves the credit for producing these numbers so very well.
The rest of the cast, ensemble and back stage crew combine to make this production a world class event, and definitely should not be missed this festive season. If you’re looking to take that special someone to see a fantastic show, or to treat the family to a wonderful night out, then this should be on your list.
It runs at the Artscape until 08 January 2017, and tickets range from R100 – R500.
Don’t miss out!