Annie was on TV a few nights ago. Of course I own the DVD, but there is something about it being on television that makes it extra exciting. Annie is the first musical I saw on stage and I have the Playbill hung in my home. I love this story. My phone started blowing up with text messages from friends alerting me that it was on ABC Family (most of these friends have kids ). So there I spent the rest of my night singing and dancing along and knowing every line just about word for word.
"Oh Punjab, help!"
"A child without courage is like a night without stars!"
Then came the final scene of Daddy Warbucks and Annie singing a duet while tap dancing, holding hands, and it hit me. I unexpectedly found it somewhat disturbing. I wonder how Annie ended up? She must be kinda messed up, right? I mean after singing and tap dancing with her new rich Daddy I don't need anyone but you? It must have given her a big head. No way this girl is married and if she is the poor husband. How could he live up to Daddy Warbucks?
Warbucks & Annie: Together at last, together forever. We're tying a knot, that never can sever
Warbucks: I don't need sunshine now to turn my skies a blue
Warbucks & Annie: I don't need anything but you
Warbucks: You've wrapped me around, that cute little finger. You've made life a song. You've made me the singer
Annie: And what's the bathtub tune? You always bu-bu-booWarbucks & Annie: Bu-bu-bu, anything but you
I've seen this move more times then I can count, and this time I saw it in a new light. Funny how as we age we see things differently.