Ugh, I wanna go to this “fundraiser” thing and be a good friend…but it’s all the way out on the west side, an hour each way, and I don’t wanna go that far especially by myself. booooooo
BUT, that trailer for the movie gave me chills. It actually looks fun and entertaining. Maybe because it doesn’t have an obnoxious redhead with a whiney voice (which seems to be a requirement for every version of Annie i’ve ever seen), but instead has a very talented young black actress being incredibly cute and personable.
But…I still am not a fan of the music in the show. I can’t decide if this “modernization” (my word…just don’t know if it’s the right word) of the music is better or worse than the original stuff.
Anyway, the point is, it’s nice to see that it looks like people are really starting to figure out how to film movie musicals. And if Annie, Last 5 Years, and Into the Woods are successful and well made and people like them…I guarantee there is a studio exec sitting somewhere just waiting to sign Wicked or Book of Mormon or Avenue Q to a movie deal.