After the success of different plays and musicals, Resorts World Manila is bringing another beloved classic this September. Annie, an original Broadway musical, will be the seventh major production of Resorts World Manila, through Full House Theater Company (FHTC) at the Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT).
Annie, whose story was based on a popular comic strip by Harold Gray entitled “Little Orphan Annie”, tells the story of an 11-year old girl looking for her long-lost parents. In her journey to find them, Annie discovered something else.
Annie set a six-year run record at the former Alvin Theater in midtown-Manhattan, New York. With the combination of music from Charles Strouse, lyrics from Martin Charnin and a book from Thomas Meehan, Annie got nominated for 11 Tony Awards where they won 7, including the Best Musical.
Annie is known for some of its award winning songs like “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard Knock Life”, making it a favorite for big and small productions all over the world. Since then, Annie had been adapted into a film with the third and latest version in 2014, starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, and Rose Byrne.
“We will be singing “Tomorrow” altogether until we make it to September. Annie will surely be a hit like always, bringing fun to everyone and showing the importance of friendship, family, and love. ”
Tomorrow is Lea Salonga’s audition piece that landed her the most-coveted role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon.