Monday, August 04, 2008

Annie Warbucks

Tin Pan Alley
July 13 - August 9, 2008

Review by peanutduck

Be prepared to ignore the lighting, set, projections, terrible acoustics...and Annie. Instead, focus on the gem performers, of which there are a surprising number, from scene-stealing Sandy (Willow), to the Commissioner (Kimball) and Mrs. Kelly (Shaw), to pig-tailed orphan Pepper (Haroldson). Overall, an odd blend of professional and what-were-they-thinking show.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We Open tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

We went to the opening night performance and were blown away by the excellent casting! Hayley Rousselle
did a great depiction of Annie and can sing as well. Ron Harmon made a super Daddy Warbucks actor and singer. Kari Virding, 2007 Miss Oregon, was perfectly cast as Grace, Daddy Warbucks' secretary. We recommend this show for everyone, young or old!!

Lonnie said...

First off last night we left a comment for the play Annie, I found out today we put the comment in the Pippin section. We did not take our 4 year old grandughter to Pippin!
My wife and I lived for a short time in SoCal had had the opportunity to see Michael Crawford in the Phantom and a few other plays there and in New York. I have been spoiled by the opportunities to see great plays.
My wife and I and my grandughter thought Annie was great.
Annie and the Commisioner were our favorites but the whole cast did a great job. The band I could have taken home. Nice job! Seating is great even in the back; bring a sweater, I was fine but my wife could have used one.






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lonnie said...

we took our four year old grandaughter to the play and we loved it! Annie is a wonderful little actress and singer. We also thought the commisioner was really a hit! Well woth the time and money,

Lonnie, Denise and Kaydin

***Moved from Pippin***(see above comment)

Anonymous said...

Annie was a wonderful introduction to theatre for my pre-teens. They enjoyed the evening.
All the cast members were good. We especially liked "Annie" and the southern "Reverend".
Our only complaint was that the orchestra was a little loud at the end of some songs. I'm glad the actors wore microphones so we could hear every word.
Great show...take the family.

Anonymous said...

We loved the show. My two daugthers could not stop laughing, they personally enjoyed Mrs. Doyle and Grace. My favorites were Senator Vandenberg, Ella Patterson, and David Lillianthal. The whole cast was great. Ensemble added a nice touch. Thank you so much for a great show. Cant wait for Pippen:)

Travis C. Patterson said...

Here is the deal on ticket discounts for the final weekend of performances:

ANNIE WARBUCKS: For each full price adult ticket purchased ($20), you can get 1 free youth ticket. This can be done through 3 methods. 1) PREFERRED METHOD -- Buy tickets online through our website, www.tinpanalleytheatrepdx.com. Follow the buy tickets link for ANNIE WARBUCKS. Indicate the number of seats for each person type and select the seats from the seating chart. To get the discount, type the word "orphan" (without the quotation marks) in the box next to CODE and click on ACCEPT. This will make each youth ticket free when it's accompanied by a full price adult ticket. 2) Buy tickets by phone by contacting our box office at 503-697-6215. 3) Buy tickets at the door, if still available.

PIPPIN: Two-for-one tickets will be available for all remaining performances. These can be purchased through 3 methods. 1) PREFERRED METHOD -- Buy tickets online through our website, www.tinpanalleytheatrepdx.com. Follow the buy tickets link for PIPPIN. Indicate the number of seats for each person type and select the seats from the seating chart. To get the discount, type the word "magic" (without the quotation marks) in the box next to CODE and click on ACCEPT. This will make each second ticket free when it's accompanied by a full price ticket of greater or equal value. 2) Buy tickets by phone by contacting our box office at 503-697-6215. 3) Buy tickets at the door, if still available.

Hope to see you there!