"Annie" Eisenhower Theater Kennedy Center Tribute

"Annie" Eisenhower Theater Kennedy Center Tribute

Commissioner Doyle
Commissioner Doyle

September 19th, 2008, 9:56 pm #1

Knowing folks here like keeping up on everything Annie, I thought I'd make note of this:

The Kennedy Center has not forgotten Annie. Most will recall that Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater hosted Annie in its original trip toward Broadway. It seems to have been the first major musical actually invested in by the Kennedy Center (so I was told). This past Monday, September 15, 2008 the Kennedy Center hosted a 35th Anniversary Celebration of the newly-renovted Eisenhower Theater with a special private -- very VIP -- event that featured such artists as Julie Kent, Jane Alexander, Christine Ebersole, the 2006 Mame Tour cast, the National Symphony and Dorothy Hamill (each celebrating early Eisenhower Theater events). In attendance? Major network TV anchors, Senators, Congresspersons, Supreme Court Justices and other Washington notables.

Positioned in the President's box and opening the show in tribute to Annie was Corrieanne (now 12) in full Annie dress singing "Tomorrow" with the NSO in a performance that was very well received. A video was not made, but as you may see from the 16th month old camp video of Corrieanne, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWtRgeLdOPw
she has a strong voice. She is at present in the original Broadway cast for the soon-to-open Billy Elliot. Annie is still considered a landmark event in the coming of age of the Eisenhower Theater.
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Julie Stevens
Julie Stevens

September 19th, 2008, 10:23 pm #2

Corrieanne Stein is very cute but what is her connection to "Annie"? did she play it locally in D.C., Maryland or Virginia? Or was she chosen because she's a local girl about to appear in a new Broadway musical? I'm sure she did a great job singing "Tomorrow."

Julie
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Commissioner Doyle
Commissioner Doyle

September 20th, 2008, 12:49 am #3

back when she was 9 (I think), "Annie Warbucks," and did a great job; she has since developed a strong reputation as a capable stage peformer in the DC -- singing, dancing and acting all over the region.
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Ed Stein
Ed Stein

November 9th, 2009, 6:21 am #4

Corrieanne Stein is very cute but what is her connection to "Annie"? did she play it locally in D.C., Maryland or Virginia? Or was she chosen because she's a local girl about to appear in a new Broadway musical? I'm sure she did a great job singing "Tomorrow."

Julie
Corrieanne Stein first played the role of Annie in 'Annie Warbucks' when she was nine.

She first performed professionally in 2006 at age 10. After a year on Broadway in 'Billy Elliot' finally got to play the title role in 'Annie' in August 2009.

There was so much local advanced publicity, that the four performances at the F. Scott Fitzgera;d Theater in her home town of Rockville, MD that all performances were sold out a week in advance. The cast consisted of very talented local youngsters and teenagers along with a half-dozen adults. Corrieanne received special permission from Actors Equity.

It was perhaps the best musical on or off Broadway I have seen in the past fifty years.

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