Martin Charnin

Strong cast makes 'Annie' at Toby's Baltimore worth a trip


Through the holiday season, Toby's Baltimore Dinner Theatre is offering such an entertaining, surprisingly relevant classic version of "Annie" that it is worth a half-hour drive for Anne Arundel county residents.

Based on the Harold Gray "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip, the 1977 Broadway show "Annie" with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin won the Tony for Best Musical. "Annie" ran for nearly six years on Broadway and in countless productions nationally and abroad. A spunky orphan's optimistic belief in a brighter tomorrow appealed to 1977 audiences and to generations that followed.

We respond to Annie's message of...