All the ingredients that made Annie so successful are here once again, with an old-fashioned romance thrown in for good measure, in Annie Warbucks! Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, return with all new laughs, romance and unforgettable songs.
The action picks up right where Annie leaves off, when Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle arrives on the scene to inform Daddy Warbucks that he must marry within 60 days so that the newly adopted Annie can have a proper mother. Since Daddy is not married, he has broken the law by adopting Annie. Commissioner Doyle has come to return Annie to the orphanage ("Above the Law"). As her assistant, Miss Clark, prepares to take Annie away, Attorney Whitehead suggests that Daddy Warbucks get married quickly so that he can keep Annie. The Commissioner agrees to allow Annie to remain at the mansion for 60 days to give Daddy time to find a suitable wife. Daddy instructs Grace, who obviously envisions herself as a possible wife for him, to prepare a list of eligible women. Annie is despondent over the news that she will have to share Daddy Warbucks' affection with a stranger ("Changes"). Back at the Municipal Orphanage, Tessie, one of the orphans, has been returned by a couple who had thought they wanted to adopt her. Annie arrives and shares her troubles with her friends. She shows them pictures of the women being considered as a possible wife for Daddy Warbucks, and they find something dreadful about each candidate ("The Other Woman"). In the end, Daddy Warbucks' whirlwind search for a fitting bride uncovers not only a plot by Doyle and her daughter to strip him of his fortune, but also his true feelings for Grace Farrell.
Annie Warbucks is an enchanting family-friendly musical.