Tag Archive for: Annie

Mekialaya White with Turquoise in a "Wednesday's Child" segment.

“Wednesday’s Child” Supports Youth in Foster Care

Every young person deserves to go through life knowing they have care and support from someone they can trust. The problem? Over 400,000 youth are in the foster care system in the United States, and over 17% of those will age out of the system before finding lasting familial support. Many youths are instantly homeless. […]

A woman dressed in an elegant gown and a man dressed in a tuxedo look down at a young girl and her dog.

Find the Sandy to Your Annie

The title of the show is Annie, but it is no secret that the dogs that play Sandy have their own spotlight. Since 1976 Bill Berloni has been training the rescue dogs playing Sandy. The dog, according to the script by Charles Strouse, Thomas Meehan and Martin Charnin, is described as medium-sized, sandy color of […]

A woman dressed in an elegant gown and a man dressed in a tuxedo look down at a young girl and her dog.

First Look: Annie

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return […]

A young girl in raggedy clothes stands with a sandy-colored shaggy dog.

How Rescue Dogs Are Trained to Play Sandy in Annie

It’s no secret that the dog who plays Sandy in ANNIE has been stealing the spotlight at every show since the musical first premiered in 1976. And it’s no exception for the latest national touring production starring Rainier (Rainey) Treviño in the title role.    Since ANNIE’s inception, Bill Berloni has been training the Sandys. The […]

The young orphan girls hold brooms and buckets while they dance. They are all smiling big.

An Annie Quiz for Kids

1. What does it mean if someone has a “hard-knock” life? a. people need to knock loudly to enter their home b. they have a difficult life c. they like to sing a lot The correct answer is: b If someone has a “hard-knock” life it means they have a difficult life. “Hard knocks” describes […]