Annie

Annie
Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.



Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical and an ideal show for a largely female cast.

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  • EASY STREET
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    D
    Estimated duration
    5 min 30 sec
    Music by
    STROUSE, CHARLES
    Lyrics by
    CHARNIN, MARTIN
    Orchestrated by
    LANG, PHILIP J.
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Clarinet, Alto Sax), 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax, 1 Baritone Sax, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar(Banjo), 3 Percussion(Wood Block ,Drum Set ,Timp, Bells), 2 Piano Conductor , 3 Chorus books
  • I DON'T NEED ANYTHING BUT YOU
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 GIRL'S VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    D
    Estimated duration
    8 min 20 sec
    Music by
    STROUSE, CHARLES
    Lyrics by
    CHARNIN, MARTIN
    Orchestrated by
    LANG, PHILIP J.
    Instrumentation
    2 Reed 1(Clarinet ,Alto sax, Flute), 2 Reed 2(Clarinet, Alto sax, Flute), 2 Reed 3(Clarinet, Tenor sax), 2 Reed 5(Clarinet, Flute, Barotone sax), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar(no amp)Banjo), 2 Percussion(Drum set, Bells, Xylo, Timp)2 Piano Vocal, 25 Chorus books
  • I THINK I'M GONNA LIKE IT HERE
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 GIRL'S VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    7 min 5 sec
    Music by
    STROUSE, CHARLES
    Lyrics by
    CHARNIN, MARTIN
    Orchestrated by
    LANG, PHILIP J.
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2(Baritone sax ,Clarinet), 1 Reed 3(Bass clarinet ,Tenor sax ,Clarinet), 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar, 2 Percussion 1&2(Drum set ,Timp, Bells, Xylo), 8 Vocal, 2 Piano/Conductor
  • ITS THE HARD KNOCK LIFE
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 GIRL'S VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    B
    Estimated duration
    3 min 40 sec
    Music by
    STROUSE, CHARLES
    Lyrics by
    CHARNIN, MARTIN
    Orchestrated by
    LANG, PHILIP J.
    Instrumentation
    1 Piccolo, 1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Clarinet 1(Bass clarinet), 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Opt Soprano sax, 1 Opt Baritone sax, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar, 3 Percussion(Timp, Xylo, Drum set, Bells, Cymb), 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • LITTLE GIRLS
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Fm
    Estimated duration
    3 min 45 sec
    Music by
    STROUSE, CHARLES
    Lyrics by
    CHARNIN, MARTIN
    Orchestrated by
    LANG, PHILIP J.
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Sop.and Alto Sax), 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Banjo, 2 Percussion(Ratchet, Drum Set, CowBell, Timp.), 2 Piano/Conductor
  • MAYBE
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    GIRL'S VOICE
    Starting Key
    A
    Estimated duration
    3 min 56 sec
    Music by
    STROUSE, CHARLES
    Lyrics by
    CHARNIN, MARTIN
    Orchestrated by
    LANG, PHILIP J.
    Instrumentation
    Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3(Bass clarinet), Flute 1, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor
  • N.Y.C.
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE, 1 GIRL'S VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    7 min 29 sec
    Music by
    STROUSE, CHARLES
    Lyrics by
    CHARNIN, MARTIN
    Orchestrated by
    LANG, PHILIP J.
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1(Piccolo), 1 Flute 2, 1 Flute 3, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 opt.Alto sax, 1 opt. Tenor sax, 1 opt.Baritone sax, 1 Bass clarinet, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion 1&2, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • NEW DEAL FOR CHRISTMAS
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 GIRLS VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE, 2 MALE VOICES, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    B
    Estimated duration
    3 min 56 sec
    Music by
    STROUSE, CHARLES
    Lyrics by
    CHARNIN, MARTIN
    Orchestrated by
    LANG, PHILIP J.
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • OVERTURE ("ANNIE")
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 12 sec
    Music by
    STROUSE, CHARLES
    Orchestrated by
    LANG, PHILIP J.
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1(Piccolo), 1 Flute 2, 1 Flute 3, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 opt Soprano Sax, 1 opt Tenor Sax, 1 opt Baritone Sax, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion 1&2, 2 Piano Conductor, 1 Guitar(Banjo)
  • SOMETHING WAS MISSING
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Charles Strouse
    Lyrics by
    Martin Charnin
    Orchestrated by
    Phil Lang
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1 (Clarinet, Flute), 1 Reed 2 (Clarinet), 1 Reed 3 (Clarinet), 1 Reed 4 (Piccolo), 1 Reed 5 (Clarinet), 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 1 Piano-Conductor Score (Keyboard 1), 1 Keyboard 2, 1 Drums, 1 Percussion, (8) Violin, (6) Cello, (5) Bass, 1 Full Score.
  • TOMORROW
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 GIRLS VOICE
    Starting Key
    Gb
    Estimated duration
    3 min 25 sec
    Music by
    STROUSE, CHARLES
    Lyrics by
    CHARNIN, MARTIN
    Orchestrated by
    LANG, PHILIP J.
    Instrumentation
    1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Eng.Horn, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion 1&2, 2 Piano/Conductor, 1 Guitar, OPT 1 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor, 1 Baritone
  • YOU'RE NEVER FULLY DRESSED WITHOUT A SMILE
    From
    ANNIE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    3 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    A
    Estimated duration
    4 min 10 sec
    Music by
    STROUSE, CHARLES
    Lyrics by
    CHARNIN, MARTIN
    Orchestrated by
    LANG, PHILIP J.
    Instrumentation
    2 Reed 1, 2 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 2 Piano Conductor, 1 Guitar, 1 Banjo, 25 Chorus books
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Questions & Answers

April 01, 2021
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For whenever we (or anyone) does it - understanding "no additions or subtractions"

It'll likely be Annie KIDS our group would do if anything, and stuff happened over the last year that mean we probably won't like I'd hoped for a while, but this question can also help others, so...

I've seen a couple performances online that were quite clever in using what they had or making little additions that are funny. One performance had a girl who couldn't walk well but sang well; they let her be an extra orphan, strapped her to a bed, and had her immobile as if she was a polio victim (score one for a director willing to include the handicapped while making it *very* realistic for the '30s). They even had Miss Hannigan say the orphan was "laying down on the job." (Like her 'don't get up" to FDR in some, a line only she could deliver becasue it's in her character.) In another, right after the orphans do SMILE, Duffy asks Miss Hannigan if she got the letter Duffy had sent. When she said she hadn't, Duffy says "Oh, I must have forgotten to stamp it!" as she stomps on her foot.

This leads me to ask - how strict is the "no additiosn to script" part of the contract? Obviously, something like the bond between Annie & Molly being great enough Oliver is shown to plan to adopt Molly also can easily be hinted at through choreography with no extra lines. And, both of the above are well within original author intent. (The invalid orphan may easily have been a work-around discussed with the licensing agent based on unexpected cast extras, saying she cna't be one of the main characters but can easily be an extra singing HKL and SMILE, but still...)Or, are there just other scripts around that are equally valid, they just aren't MTI scripts?

I actually had the idea that - for an Annie derivative with more boys - I could try to get permission to write a screenplay with unnamed characters like Bundles' family, etc., or even minor ones, though I'm ure it was easier for the writers of "Rosencrans and Guildenstern Are Dead" - Shakespeare's copyright ran out some time ago. :-)

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February 14, 2020
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When we license a show from MTI, does someone from the company come to see the show for any reason?

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April 02, 2019
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Annie scenic projections

Do you supply Annie scenic projections? For use as back drops from projectors 

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June 13, 2018
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sound design

I bring musical theater to schools and after-school community centers that never had musical theater and or/do not have sound or lighting equipment. It's so frustrating to rehearse for months only for the students/cast members/parents to cringe each time there's feedback, or no sound from the mic, or no mic at all.

Are there any "wandering minstrels" who do the same thing as I do (Theater On The Go!) bringing theater to places with nothing? Do you have ideas for an easy, ECONOMICAL, out-of-the-box solution for sound and lighting when the school/center/venue doesn't have any?

 

 

 

 

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November 13, 2017
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account question

Are we able to write in the stage manager binder we received. Insode the front it says to erase all marks before returning, but I thought this was an item we purchased, not a rental. Also the primary name on the account for our school is wrong. Emails keep going to the assistant speech coach instead of me.

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January 09, 2017
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Licensing to private performances?
Hi, Me and my wife want to create a very special hebrew adaptation of Annie, for 1 actor only. We are looking to expose the play and the music to children who don't have the means or money. We want to perform in Kindergarten in non central areas of the country. Most of the ticket wont be even charged. I tried to apply for licensing, But we are not part of an organisation or a theatre. We are just one actress and a musician :) What should we do, or is there anyone we can email to about it? Thanks! Itai.
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August 16, 2016
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Backing Tracks?
We would absolutely love to do this musical, however the theatre does not allow for an orchestra and I would like to know if we could perform it with professional backing tracks?
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May 12, 2016
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Can I see the slides to rent before renting
Slides to project on scrim for the shows you have.
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January 08, 2016
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Does restricted mean I cannot have the rights?
If our request for rights (Annie) is listed as restricted, does that mean we cannot have the rights, or we just have to wait longer? Can we change the date of our performances to a better time?
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