We went to see Babirra's production of Annie. At the time we booked, the series was nearly sold out and we managed to get tickets only when an extra performance was scheduled. And, no wonder, this performance was right up there to the same high standard as the previous one we saw. Hello Dolly.
To add to the challenges, Annie includes in the cast Annie herself who appears to have been played by a young teenager (actually, it seems there are two Annies, who presumably share the 9 performances), 8 other orphans, at least one of whom appeared to be only 11 or 12 years old (no nights off for any of these, it appears), and Sandy the dog who won everyone's heart.
At times the rendition seemed to be a little "shrill", but apart from this, we were impressed with the singing, the choreography and the orchestra, and we certainly enjoyed the night.