History Theatre / Annie

24th Sep '16 9:09:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* EvilOrphanageLady: Miss Hannigan runs the orphanage where Annie lives. She drinks and mistreats the girls under her charge, telling them not to sing, and even having a whole song about how she hates little girls. Later she [[spoiler:helps organize a plot to kidnap Annie for money. (At least before her HeelFaceTurn when Annie's life is in danger.)]]
10th Dec '15 7:39:45 AM StFan
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* AdaptationalHeroism: UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. While he isn't [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade any more or less heroic than most media adaptations portray him as here]] his heroism here is hugely ironic given the source material. [[LittleOrphanAnnie Little Orphan Annie's]] creator, Harold Gray, '''loathed''' FDR and the New Deal, and often went out of his way to let readers know this. Anything in the original strip that might remind readers of FDR, his administration, or the New Deal would always be portrayed in the most negative light possible (FDR's theme song, "Happy Days Are Here Again" would be sung exclusively by the villains in the strip). When FDR was re-elected for a fourth term in 1944, Gray got so depressed, he had Daddy Warbucks KilledOffForReal, dying in despair. When FDR died in 1945, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing Gray was so overjoyed]] he had Daddy brought BackFromTheDead. To have FDR depicted as an old, dear friend of Daddy Warbuck's in the musical is hilarious to anyone aware of all this.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. While he isn't [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade any more or less heroic than most media adaptations portray him as here]] his heroism here is hugely ironic given the source material. [[LittleOrphanAnnie Little ''Little Orphan Annie's]] Annie''[='s=] creator, Harold Gray, '''loathed''' FDR and the New Deal, and often went out of his way to let readers know this. Anything in the original strip that might remind readers of FDR, his administration, or the New Deal would always be portrayed in the most negative light possible (FDR's theme song, "Happy Days Are Here Again" would be sung exclusively by the villains in the strip). When FDR was re-elected for a fourth term in 1944, Gray got so depressed, he had Daddy Warbucks KilledOffForReal, dying in despair. When FDR died in 1945, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing Gray was so overjoyed]] he had Daddy brought BackFromTheDead. To have FDR depicted as an old, dear friend of Daddy Warbuck's in the musical is hilarious to anyone aware of all this.
23rd Oct '15 9:02:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheTrapParents: After Daddy Warbucks offers a reward for information about Annie's parents, they turn up to claim her and take her away; but it's not really her parents, just con artists trying for the reward. Played with a bit in that Warbucks and company were [[GenreSavvy aware of this trope]] and were rightfully suspicious of the ''many'' couples who showed up claiming to be Annie's parents. The con artists slip through only because Miss Hannigan gave them confidential information about Annie.

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* TheTrapParents: After Daddy Warbucks offers a reward for information about Annie's parents, they turn up to claim her and take her away; but it's not really her parents, just con artists trying for the reward. Played with a bit in that Warbucks and company were [[GenreSavvy aware of this trope]] and were rightfully suspicious of the ''many'' couples who showed up claiming to be Annie's parents. The con artists slip through only because Miss Hannigan gave them confidential information about Annie.
29th Aug '15 1:01:52 PM EnglishGuruLady
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** July has a variant. WordOfGod says that her parents left her at Miss Hannigan's as a baby with a note that said, "Please take care of our July." Presumably they meant "Julie" and misspelled it, but July--the spelling and pronunciation--stuck. WordOfGod goes on to say July claims Independence Day as her birthday.
21st Mar '15 3:00:46 PM Random888
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New York City, 1932. Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in cruel Miss Hannigan's orphanage her whole life. After her latest unsuccessful escape attempt (during which she meets a stray dog she christens Sandy), secretary Grace Farrell decides to take the child home to temporarily live with billionaire Oliver Warbucks over the Christmas season as a publicity stunt for the grumpy tycoon. The plucky orphan worms her way into the hearts of the staff and Mr. Warbucks and even the President of the United States! Even though Mr. Warbucks wants to adopt her, he agrees to help her search for her real parents, who left half of a locket with her when they dropped her off at the orphanage as a baby. Miss Hannigan's brother and his sleazy girlfriend pose as Annie's parents to gather the reward that Warbucks has offered to Annie's real parents.

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New York City, 1932.1933. Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in cruel Miss Hannigan's orphanage her whole life. After her latest unsuccessful escape attempt (during which she meets a stray dog she christens Sandy), secretary Grace Farrell decides to take the child home to temporarily live with billionaire Oliver Warbucks over the Christmas season as a publicity stunt for the grumpy tycoon. The plucky orphan worms her way into the hearts of the staff and Mr. Warbucks and even the President of the United States! Even though Mr. Warbucks wants to adopt her, he agrees to help her search for her real parents, who left half of a locket with her when they dropped her off at the orphanage as a baby. Miss Hannigan's brother and his sleazy girlfriend pose as Annie's parents to gather the reward that Warbucks has offered to Annie's real parents.
26th Jan '15 10:22:20 PM PaulA
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* TheBrainlessBeauty / DumbBlonde: Lily St. Regis. ("Named for the hotel!")

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* TheBrainlessBeauty / DumbBlonde: TheBrainlessBeauty: Lily St. Regis. ("Named for the hotel!")


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* DumbBlonde: Lily St. Regis.
24th Jan '15 6:33:48 PM SEGASister
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* TheBrainlessBeauty: Lily St. Regis. ("Named for the hotel!")

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* TheBrainlessBeauty: TheBrainlessBeauty / DumbBlonde: Lily St. Regis. ("Named for the hotel!")



* DumbBlonde: Lily St. Regis.
31st Dec '14 11:21:17 AM nombretomado
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Why on earth does the radio show have a ventriloquist act? Surely that's ridiculous. Well maybe, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Bergen that really happened]].[[note]]In the present day, JeffDunham is regularly played on a few radio comedy channels.[[/note]]

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Why on earth does the radio show have a ventriloquist act? Surely that's ridiculous. Well maybe, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Bergen that really happened]].[[note]]In the present day, JeffDunham Creator/JeffDunham is regularly played on a few radio comedy channels.[[/note]]
26th Dec '14 10:44:04 AM eroock
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''Film/{{Annie2014}} is another movie adaptation of this musical, released Christmas 2014. It contains some new songs by Music/JayZ and stars Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/RoseByrne and Creator/JamieFoxx.

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''Film/{{Annie2014}} ''Film/{{Annie 2014}}'' is another movie adaptation of this musical, released Christmas 2014. It contains some new songs by Music/JayZ and stars Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/RoseByrne and Creator/JamieFoxx.
26th Dec '14 10:43:35 AM eroock
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Quvenzhané Wallis (known for ''Film/BeastsOfTheSouthernWild'') will star in [[Film/{{Annie2014}} another movie adaptation]] of this musical, scheduled for a Christmas Day 2014 release. It contains some new songs by Music/JayZ and will also star Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/RoseByrne and Jamie Foxx.

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Quvenzhané Wallis (known for ''Film/BeastsOfTheSouthernWild'') will star in [[Film/{{Annie2014}} ''Film/{{Annie2014}} is another movie adaptation]] adaptation of this musical, scheduled for a released Christmas Day 2014 release. 2014. It contains some new songs by Music/JayZ and will also star stars Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/RoseByrne and Jamie Foxx.
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