Members of Words Players Junior Troupe developed nAnnie McTwist for their 2015 production - an original musical where famous orphans meet famous nannies for a twisted adventure. Characters and songs you’ll recognize (plus original music), and familiar stories that are a bit…topsy-turvey.
A brief synopsis: A mysterious agency supplies nannies and counter-nannies (villains) to tend to orphans. We meet Nanny McPhee, Maria Von Tropp, and Mary Poppins, who are unemployed and looking for new jobs. Oliver Twist, Orphan Annie, and the Baudelaire orphans from A Series of Unfortunate Events, are all miserable with their villainous keepers (Mr. Bumble, Miss Hannigan, and Count Olaf.)
The nannies, who don't really like each other's methods, make a wager to see who can reform the children and oust the villains the quickest. But who is the mysterious owner of the agency?
The students wrote the script and Jill Pearson wrote the songs.
See the entire collection of photos at the Words Players SmugMug site.
Read the article in the Rochester Post-Bulletin 507 Magazine.
Take a look at the program from the show.
Listen to recordings of the initial concept tracks for the show.
Take a look at the cool trailer by Dominic Presa, who played Oliver in the show and attended Friedell Middle School when not performing or making movies:
Watch the entire show below or see it in full HD at the Words Players SmugMug site.
Introduction by Chuck Slater:
Post-Performance Jam Session: