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Funding for the ANNIE Education Initiative is provided by The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, The Kenneth and Hazel Roe Foundation, the Leslie and Roslyn Goldstein Foundation, and the Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment.

Take a trip to the Great White Way with the ANNIE on Broadway Education Initiative. This engaging collection of arts resources immerses children in the world of ANNIE and provides an up-close look behind the scenes of a major Broadway musical. Learn what a set designer does, design your very own costumes, and more! Each resource includes discussion questions to deepen student understanding.

ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Choreographer Do?


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ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Choreographer Do?

Choregrapher Andy Blankenbuehler describes how he stages the dancing for shows like ANNIE: THE MUSICAL.

  • Grades: 4-12
  • Views: 643
  • Favorites: 53
ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Costume Designer Do?


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ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Costume Designer Do?

Costume Designer Susan Hilferty explains what goes into creating clothing for characters in shows like ANNIE: THE MUSICAL.

  • Grades: 4-12
  • Views: 1357
  • Favorites: 58
ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Director Do?


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ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Director Do?

Director James Lapine explains how he puts together all the creative elements of a Broadway show like ANNIE: THE MUSICAL.

  • Grades: 4-12
  • Views: 522
  • Favorites: 48
ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Hair & Wig Designer Do?


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ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Hair & Wig Designer Do?

Hair & Wig Designer Tom Watson talks about what goes into making Annie’s famous head of red hair.

  • Grades: 4-12
  • Views: 727
  • Favorites: 38
ANNIE ON BROADWAY:  What Does a Lighting Designer Do?


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ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Lighting Designer Do?

Lighting Designer Don Holder explains the critical role of lighting in a production like ANNIE: THE MUSICAL.

  • Grades: 4-12
  • Views: 568
  • Favorites: 48
ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Do Stage Managers Do?


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ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Do Stage Managers Do?

Stage Managers Peter Lawrence and Rachel Wolff talk about how they work together to make each night’s performance of ANNIE: THE MUSICAL run smoothly.

  • Grades: 4-12
  • Views: 478
  • Favorites: 35
ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Musical Director Do?


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ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Musical Director Do?

Musical Director Todd Ellison talks about the importance of music in ANNIE: THE MUSICAL, and his role as orchestra conductor for each performance.

  • Grades: 4-12
  • Views: 585
  • Favorites: 48
ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Producer Do?


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ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Producer Do?

Producer Arielle Tepper Madover talks about what it takes to get a show like ANNIE: THE MUSICAL onto Broadway.

  • Grades: 4-12
  • Views: 1895
  • Favorites: 46
ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Set Designer Do?


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ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Set Designer Do?

Set designer David Korins talks about how he created 1930s New York onstage for ANNIE: THE MUSICAL.

  • Grades: 4-12
  • Views: 483
  • Favorites: 36
ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Sound Designer Do?


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ANNIE ON BROADWAY: What Does a Sound Designer Do?

Sound Designer Brian Ronan describes the importance of good sound design and theater acoustics for shows like ANNIE: THE MUSICAL.

  • Grades: 4-12
  • Views: 408
  • Favorites: 45