Everyone’s Favorite Little Red-head Orphan – Annie Returns to Singapore

Annie Heidi GrayInspired by the famous comic strip Little Orphan Annie which first ran in the New York Daily News in 1924, this uplifting rags-to-riches story of plucky young Annie’s journey from the hard-knock New York orphanage to the luxurious home of billionaire businessman Oliver Warbucks, has become one of the best-loved family musicals of all time.

BASE Entertainment Asia brings us The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its second smash year, to play at The MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands from 24 August 2016 for a limited season.  Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original.

The beloved score for ANNIE includes “Maybe”, “It’s the Hard Knock Life”, “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”, “Easy Street”, “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow”.

Cast, Crew and Creatives:

ANNIE remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever.  The original production opened 0n 21 April, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre where it ran for 2,377 performances before closing in 1983. The show dominated the Tony Awards that year, winning seven awards in total including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan), Best Original Score (music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin), and Best Choreography . It also won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, and the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album.  It has since been performed in 28 languages and has been running around the world for 37 years.  The classic film musical was released in 1982.

The production features a 25 member company: in the title role of Annie is Heidi Gray, an 11-year-old actress from the Augusta, GA area, making her tour debut. Gilgamesh Taggett stars as Oliver Warbucks.  In the role of Miss Hannigan is Lynn Andrews.  Also starring in the tour are Ashley Edler as Grace, Garrett Deagon as Rooster, Lucy Werner as Lily and Jeffrey B. Duncan as FDR.  The orphans are Sage Bentley as Tessie, Angelina Carballo as Kate, Lynn Masako Cheng as Duffy, LillyBea Ireland as Pepper, Bridget Carly Marsh as July and Alyssa Emily Marvin as Molly.

Annie Heidi Gray

ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards® for their work.   Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro’s 1977 Tony Award®-winning choreography.


Did you know over 170 talented youngsters auditioned to play the roles of orphans in the US National Tour of Annie in Singapore? Six lucky children were chosen. During Media Call, I got this lovely opportunity to talk to them. All these kids including the girl who plays Annie are extremely matured and in love with their art. Hats off!!


And…Here is Annie and her Daddy!!


During the Media Call event, we also got to capture the cast performing in full costume.

Annie the Musical Issie Swickle Annie LYNN ANDREWS Miss Hannigan GILGAMESH TAGGETT Oliver Warbucks ASHLEY EDLER Grace Farrell GARRETT DEAGON Rooster Hannigan LUCY WERNER Lily Allan Ray Baker FDR AMY BURGMAIER Mrs. Pugh, Ensemble, u/s Miss Hannigan CAMERON MITCHELL BELL Bert, Ensemble ANGELINA CARBALLO July, u/s Molly JOHN CORMIER Ickes, Ensemble, u/s Rooster Hannigan BRIAN COWING Bundles, Ensemble, u/s FDR Adia Dant Pepper, u/s Annie TODD FENSTERMAKER Drake, Ensemble, u/s Warbucks, FDR CHLOE HORNER Swing LILLYBEA IRELAND Tessie EVAN MAYER Swing JAKE MILLS Ensemble, u/s Bert MEGHAN SEAMAN Ensemble, u/s Lily HANNAH SLABAUGH Star to Be, Ensemble SYDNEY SHUCK Kate LILY EMILIA SMITH Ensemble, u/s Grace Farrell LILLY MAE STEWART Molly CHLOE TISO Swing ISABEL WALLACH Duffy Sunny Sandy MACY u/s Sandy - See more at: http://anniethemusical.com/team.php#sthash.16bjwTB8.dpuf

Am sure you can’t wait to watch Annie!! Quickly book your tickets because the show is on only till 4th September 🙂 🙂


The MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands


Tuesday – Friday 7:30pm;
Saturday: 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday: 1:00pm and 6.00pm


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38 comments on “Everyone’s Favorite Little Red-head Orphan – Annie Returns to Singapore”

  1. Sally Wong Reply

    I would love bring my boy(4 years old)to enjoy this Musical because is he start love the music and drama, also inside got the pet and a lot fun song, I think he will interest.

    FB name: Sally Wong
    Followed Instagram Acc:@sallywong0612
    Hope to win!??

  2. Sharin chia Reply

    My sister-in-law and I enjoy great musical. Looking forward to having fun and bonding!

  3. Esther Kam Reply

    Hi RainbowDiaries,

    I would love to bring my daughter to watch this musical play. ANNIE THE MUSICAL is one of the best-loved musicals that I wouldn’t want to give it a miss. My daughter loves the songs “Tomorrow ” and “It’s the Hard Knock Life” . I personally love the role of Annie played by Heidi Gray. Her voice and singing is absolutely fantastic. She is such a talented girl who can sing, dance and act so well. This is a once in a life time opportunity to catch this awesome musical performance with my daughter before it comes to an end.

    Facebook: Esther Kam
    IG : @estherkamst


  4. Christy Lee Reply

    Would like to bring my 6 years old to watch Annie as I know this will be funny and interesting for young kids. He like musical theatre show, he also love pets especially dog. I wish to bring him see how Annie interact with her dog and can listen many nice song.

  5. Kaye Wong Reply

    I would like to watch Annie with my child because my child loves to watch musical show 🙂

  6. Chan Poh Ching Reply

    I would like to watch this best loved musical with my mum. She loves to watch musicals at MBS with me. 🙂

    Thank you and happy blogging!

    FB: Pohc Chan
    IG: Sherylcpc23

  7. Suzanna Lim Reply

    I want to watch this uplifting rags-to-riches story of plucky young Annie’s journey from the hard-knock New York orphanage to the luxurious home of billionaire businessman Oliver Warbucks. It has become one of the best-loved family musicals of all time. Hope I can win.

  8. Leke Awonuga Reply

    This is a great medium for kids to showcase their talent in the movie world and I’m pleased Annie did justice to that. Lessons learnt from other kids and parents will encourage more wannabe ‘Annie’s’ to start shaping up

  9. Sharon Lee Reply

    The character is so lively and loves the main small actress in this performance! It must have been the great performance from Little Red Orphan!

  10. Tiffany Yong Reply

    I heard about this, glad you’ve managed to catch it! Watching kids perform and enjoying their performance should be one of the joyful thing of a musical~

  11. Michelle Reply

    Wow musicals has been something I have not tried yet . Haha . My friends are raving about it on Facebook thoughz

  12. Elizabeth O. Reply

    It’s one of my most favorite stories! It’s exciting to know that they are once again showing this in theaters, there’s a lot of lessons that children can learn from this show! It would be a great opportunity for parents to take their kids to see this.

  13. Gigi M Reply

    Annie is a classic. I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun watching it! Especially since you probably know all the songs, too. I read Fred’s comment above. I didn’t know Lea Salonga used to play Annie. How time flies. =)

  14. Fred Reply

    What a coincidence. Upcoming in Resorts World Manila is our very own local production of “Annie” with an all-Filipino cast. This show has received a lot of publicity because of the two girls they have picked to be Annie. I hope I would be able to watch and review. Of course, it will be recalled that the Filipina Broadway and West End star Lea Salonga broke into show business as Annie.

  15. The Graceful Mist Reply

    Watching Broadways or musical plays have always been a great form of entertainment. They are often well-produced and very informative. I would like to see this.

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