Songs That Transport You To Another Place
The song that lifts me when there's doom and gloom,
is 'Tomorrow' from the musical, Annie.
The song, written by the composer Charles Strouse and lyricist Martin Charnin, has been a prominent feature of the musical throughout its history.
The musical was based on a 1920's comic strip 'Little Orphan Annie', a string of episodic and unrelated adventures in the life of an 11 year old orphan girl who wanders like an innocent vagabond through a corrupt world. The major players being Annie, her dog Sandy and 'Daddy' Warbucks, a billionaire businessman and Annie's benefactor.
The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for 6 years, winning seven Tony awards including one for best musical.
The clip below is a medley of a few of the songs from the 1977 musical with the original cast members including the 14 year old Andrea McArdle in the role of Annie on the Tony Awards Show.