Last Wednesday night, Tammy and I went to see 'Annie' in town :) First of all, seeing as I'm all about embracing stuff these days, I stopped to get a picture in the poster, and I have to say, red afro? Kind of hot!
Lol okay, kind of awful :) And what was everybody thinking with the whole red hair red dress thing? Yeck! Tammy refused to get back there, even though I begged her to!! I bet she's regretting it now that I have a cool photo with Anthony Warlow!! And I only had to wait for like, three 7-year-olds to get theirs done first!! :) lol
Anyway, the show was wonderful!! The orphans were definitely a highlight!!! The littlest orphan has a big role - a lot of imitating Mrs Hannigan and singing parts, and she was great! She couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 though! And the dancing was fabulous - it's like these girls have been singing and dancing since birth. I've seen great shows with great children, but these children were in a whole other class. Often the children are very much their own presence up on stage, but these children were just... the orphans - they were fabulous. My favourite orphan part was when they sang 'It's the Hard Knock Life!' the second time, without Annie. Not that she wasn't great! - I just liked the orphan chorus better! Annie wasn't perfect, and throughout the show she got kind of worse as she got more tired or something, but she was pretty great!! I heard they had 3 different casts of Annie + children, and I can imagine one of the other Annies might be better (she was pretty good though!), but can't imagine a better orphan chorus!
Nancye Hayes who played 'Miss Hannigan' was wonderful - we started off not thrilled with her, but she just got better and better!! And Anthony Warlow, 'Daddy Warbucks' was brilliant - it would not have been anywhere near as wonderful without having someone so professional and brilliant playing that role!! He's wonderful to watch, and his voice is beautiful. Tammy was a bit devestated that his lovely assistant was blonde, instead of dark like she is in the movie, but she's got a thing about brunettes being depicted as blondes, especially in the New Era... lol ;) We both really liked the assistant though, she was lovely!! And although I didn't like the President too much, and Tammy did, we both loved 'HARMONY!!!!' :)
It was a fabulous night, and although I resisted the urge to purchase, I did go home and look up tickets for James and Maggie. Only his assurances that there would be other shows, and that Maggie would probably like and remember them more in a few years, made me stop. Oh, and it's a little pricey.. But it was funny, and fabulous, and so fun going out with Tammy, as usual (without whom I would apparently have nothing to blog about!! lol :))
Back when I was doing my fitness challenge, I bought a dress to wear at my Aunty's wedding in Adelaide, to celebrate reaching my goals, and never ended up posting the pic of me in it, so I asked James to take one of me before Annie. It's actually the first time I've seen myself and thought 'Huh. I kind of wish I was taller - I look squashed!' lol :) But here's the dress...OH, and look how short my hair is!!! It wasn't curling anymore after I had Ana, and so I made James hack it all off, in hopes that it would regain it's bounce. The cut ended up as karma for what happened back here (I knew that would come back and bite me!! SUCH a bad mullet!! - James really likes it, he says, but... I don't...), and the hair remains terribly un-curly. Not straight, just kind of limp, sigh. A few other curly-haired friends of mine have lost their curl after having babies too, and apparently it's just something that can happen, sob!! Don't know what you've got till it's gone!! But anyway, it's the shortest my hair has been and I've realised I kind of hate it and can't wait for it to re-grow!!
How awkward is it standing there to have a photo taken of yourself, by yourself?!! I didn't know how to stand, and felt SUPER awkward!! Maggie thought it was hot though - she came and joined me :)
Now that's style! :)