My man and I reviewed the touring production of "Annie" earlier this week for the paper. What surprised us is the relevance of that story to what is going on right now in America.
S: The one thing that struck me about the musical was just how relevant it is. How it mirrors what we're going through right now.
G: The story takes place as Franklin Rosevelt begins his presidency in the heart of the Great Depression.
S: The chorus sings "We'd Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover."
That's the nation's temperament right now. The woman next to me said, "They should be singing this to George Bush."
G: And, by the second act, Annie single-handedly ushers in the New Deal. The final number is "A New Deal for Christmas." Now, more than 75 years later, we might just have a new New Deal for Christmas — well, by Inauguration Day.