Enter to Win Tickets to Annie at The National Theatre!


A childhood favorite of children and many adults alike is coming to the DC stage… Annie, the Tony Award-winning production, will be at The National Theatre in March — and you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to see it!

Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.

Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

Annie will run at The National Theatre from March 15 to March 20 with both evening and matinee performances available. Tickets start at $48, and run time is 2 hours 15 minutes including intermission. The show is recommended for all ages.

Giveaway: For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Annie at The National Theatre, simply leave a comment below telling me your or your child’s favorite Annie tune (because we all have one, right?). To be eligible, you must follow KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the KFDC blog (sign up is on the left). This giveaway will run for two weeks, through Tuesday, February 23. Then, a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to Annie in exchange for this post. However, I only promote programs, products, and services that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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140 Responses to Enter to Win Tickets to Annie at The National Theatre!

  1. Pete

    Its a Hard Knock Life!

  2. Anika

    Hardknock Life

  3. Amy

    The Sun will Come out Tomorrow!

  4. CarlaAJ

    My child’s favorite Annie tune is “Tomorrow”, we like to sing it when it’s a dreary day outside.

  5. Cara Shirley

    Definitely Hard Knock Life, so fun to hear the kids singing it and watching them dance.

  6. Kasey

    Its a Hardknock Life

  7. Mark

    tomorrow is often reprised in our house

  8. rose walton

    My daughter absolutely loves this movie and loves and knows every song. I can’t even pick a favorite because she sings all of them with so much joy any time we watch the movie – old version and new version. She would be so thrilled to see Annie in the theatre and I hope we win! Thanks!

  9. Jess Belford

    The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow-

    When she’s having a bad day, I sing to her…now she has started to sing to me!

  10. eva

    Its a Hard Knock Life, yup!

  11. Anna

    I think I’m gonna like it heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere!

  12. Jing Zhu

    Tomorrow is our favorite!!!

  13. Christina F.

    I’ve never seen Annie or heard the soundtrack—this is my chance to identify my favorite Annie tune!

  14. lyndsey

    Kids fave: it’s a hard knock life. That, and just calling me Ms. Hannigan.

  15. Ashley

    It’s a Hard Knock Life!

  16. Katherine Murray

    Tomorrow is her favorite song!

  17. Rebecca

    My nanny kids would be so over the moon to see this! 2 year old boy loves “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and 6 year old girl’s favorite is “Maybe.”

  18. Rachel Bradford

    It’s a Hard Knock Life – he likes to bang and it’s a perfect excuse to do so.

  19. Sonia

    It’s a Hard Knock Life!

  20. Ann

    Of course it’s Tomorrow – her lyrics include “sweeping away the bodies and the…”

  21. Jennifer Ibrahim

    Tomorrow, hands down 🙂

  22. Lynsey B

    My sons favorite from Annie is A Hard Knock Life. He’d be super excited to go see this.

  23. Lex

    My kids love Annie so much! “Tomorrow” is a favorite.

  24. Jenny

    Hard Knock Life, because life is pretty tough for my sweet 7 year old.

  25. Michael

    Not even a question–my daughter Lola loves ‘Tomorrow’

  26. Andrea

    It has to be It’s a hard knock life!

  27. “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow”! Would love to see this with my kid! Thanks for all you do. We frequently follow your suggestions for play on the weekdays AND weekends 🙂 So grateful for your site!

  28. anna

    The sun will come out tomorrow!

  29. Teresa

    “Tomorrow” is my favorite song from Annie. I memorized it when I was young, and have sung it my entire life. Now I sing it to my 7 year old!

  30. I saw this as a little girl at National Theatre and now would love to take my kids! My fave song was/is “It’s a hard knock life.”

  31. Chenoa Sowa

    Hard Knock Life! We would love to see this performance.

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  33. ST

    It’s a Hard Knock Life!

  34. Amanda Socci

    Thank you very much for this opportunity! My daughter is a new fan of Annie, having auditioned at a recent children’s show using the song “Tomorrow.” We saw the remake with Jamie Foxx. Not sure I appreciated the remake nearly as much as the original.

  35. AK

    My daughter just taught herself “Hard Knock Life” on the piano! We love Annie!

  36. Jill Schaub

    My son’s favorite song is “Tomorrow.” Would love to take him to see the show!

  37. Lara Shane

    My kids favorite Annie Songs are “It’s a Hard Knock Life” (of course, they sing this while they do their chores) and “Little Girls.”

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  38. Heather

    “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!” This was my favorite movie as a kid and I would love my daughter to experience it live.

  39. Katie Francis

    I loved “it’s a hard knock life.” I used to flip around our house and on beds pretending to be one of the orphans.

  40. Kelly Harvey

    My daughter’s favorite song is from the movie: “Dumb Dog.” Thankfully, she hasn’t serenaded our dog with that tune…yet.

  41. Rachel M.

    It’s a Hard Knock Life!

  42. Lane Windham

    You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile!

  43. Kathy

    It’s a Hard Knock Life!

  44. Khari Grant

    It’s The Hard Knock Life

  45. Tomorrow!!!! Always and forever, my favorite and my twin sons, Adrian and Charlie’s favorite Annie tune as well.

  46. Our favorite is Sandy! My daughter is 3 and Annie was one of the first movies she ever watched. My older daughters, 10 and 14, also watched Annie as their first “real person” movie. 🙂

  47. jenny paul

    hard knock life

  48. Michelle M

    My daughter and I both love to sing, “Tomorrow!” And I especially love to torment her when she keeps asking over and over when we are doing something that she is really excited about by breaking out into that song (with revised lyrics of course). “Your friend is coming over TOMORROW! It’s only a day away!”

  49. Gretchen

    Tie between Tomorrow and Hard Knock!

  50. Deepika

    The Sun will Come Out Tomorrow

  51. Jane

    I love all the songs, but “Hard Knock Life” is probably my favorite.

  52. Marisa

    The sun will come out tomorrow!!

  53. Danielle

    Hard to decide, but “Hard Knock Life, for us” is our favorite.

  54. Kathrin Yoneoka

    “Tomorrow” is my favorite!

  55. Kathrin Yon

    Tomorrow is our fvorite!

  56. Nickyl

    I love Maybe – the hope in this song makes me want to help others feel safe – and put my arms round my kids and feel thankful.

  57. Saliha

    Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow…

  58. Theresa Quigley

    The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

  59. Isabel Z

    It’s a Hardknock Life is a fav.

  60. Melissa DuRoss

    Perhaps not original, but our favorite song is still, Tomorrow! Always spirit lifting 🙂

  61. Tom Kim

    I think it’s a tie between the two conventional favorites: Hard-Knock Life and Tomorrow.

  62. Doreen Morgan

    One: Tomorrow and the other: Together at last!!

  63. Danielle

    “Maybe” is my absolute fav Annie song, and it’s one of my all-time favorite musicals! I watched the VHS so much as a kid that I wore it out. I would love to take my kiddo to see this 🙂

  64. sandy

    Tomorrow is my favorite. I would love to take my daughter

  65. Lorianne Moss

    Hard Knock Life!

  66. Trimica Gartrell

    My favorite song from Annie is Tomorrow. I like it because it is a beautiful reminder that no matter how tough life gets, how dark the clouds, how stormy the weather, tomorrow is a new day filled with the hopeful promise of sunny skies and calmer winds of change. And better yet, it’s only a day away. 🙂

  67. Patti

    Easy! “The sun will come out tomorrow…”


  68. Sonia

    It will have to be “Hard Knock Life”.

  69. Ann-Marie Ward

    Hard Knock Life. Always a favorite when it’s time to clean. 🙂

  70. Jessica M

    Oh my gosh did I love this movie and subsequently the stage show. I remember getting the record and playing it over-and over-and over again on my plastic Fisher Price table top record player. I was so petrified to scratch it! All of the music from the original movie was spectacular and it’s nearly impossible to pick one. My top two faves are “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” and “Lets Go to the Movies”. Wow, just writing this is making me want to on demand the movie….it’s like watching Footloose,Top Gun, Weird Science, Breakfast Club….just never ever gets old.

  71. Jessica

    The sun will come out tomorrow

  72. Ginger

    At the moment my daughter’s favorite Annie song is Tomorrow. We just heard it again this morning on the Sirius Broadway channel. It reminded her of the movie (the new one) we saw a few months ago.

  73. Tricia

    Hard Knock Life and Maybe are favorites here!

  74. Kristi Finn

    Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow……

  75. Mychalene

    My daughter’s favorite Annie song is It’s a Hard Knock Life

  76. Maya

    Tomorrow, I luv ya! I desperately wanted to be in Annie when I was a kid. Maybe this is the opportunity to introduce my daughter.

  77. Nora Weiss

    It’s a Hard Knocks Life (for us). 🙂 My sisters and I have always loved Annie so much – would be great fun to bring the kids!

  78. Valrie

    Ours of course is Hardknock Life

  79. erin

    I always loved “I think I’m gonna like it here.”

  80. Sarah Rabin Spira

    That’s a tough call between “Tomorrow” and “Together at Last.” I love the movie and have always wanted to see the play!

  81. Christine Clapp

    My toddler, of course, picked up on Miss Hannifin yelling, “Kill, kill, kill!”

  82. Olga K


  83. Faye

    Hard Knock Life.

  84. Jennifer Wallace

    My 5 year old sings along with a lot of the songs, but she first started singing I think I’m Gonna Like it Here! Her twin gets more excited by Together At Last. I’m so excited to be sharing my favorite musical with my girls. It would be great to be able to take them to their first musical!

  85. Erika Christ

    Hard Knock Life

  86. Kathy de la Garza

    It’s a hard knock life (usually incorporating some new words here and there!) 🙂

  87. Becky

    Tomorrow- great song!

  88. Kate

    “Tomorrow” – all the way! Both jubilant and consoling, depending on what you need. A song doesn’t get much better than that.

  89. sonja

    my daughter likes “little girls” from the movie Annie

  90. Emily

    The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow! My six year old daughter loves it!

  91. Michelle S

    Hard Knock Life but they all stick in your head. Definitely one of my family’s favorites. Keeping our fingers crossed!

  92. Sandy

    It’s a Hard Knock Life

  93. Amanda Edwards

    Your Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile 🙂

  94. Michelle W

    You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile!

  95. Cecilia Preston

    Hard Knock Life. Such a fun scene and catchy tune!

  96. Kat

    It’s a Hard Knock Life

  97. You’re never fully dressed without a smile.

  98. Clara

    The Sun Will Come Out

  99. Shundel

    Mine is Tomorrow but my girls love “Hard Knock Life”

  100. Kathryn McManus

    our daughters love it’s a hard knock life. They sing it when we ask them to do chores!

  101. Lynsi

    It’s a Hard Knock Life

  102. Cara

    You have a great site! Thank you! My girls love (like everyone) “Hard Knock” and “Tomorrow.” They still ask me daily about what “hard knock” means. I don’t think they believe me that it isn’t about someone coming to the door….

  103. Jennika

    The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

  104. Aly

    Never fully dressed without a smile

  105. Shanea

    We love Hard Knock Life!

  106. samira

    Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow
    You’re always a day away!

  107. Paulina Duran

    My 7 year old daughter has seen the classic Annie and the new one in the theater and she loves It’s a hard-knock life sometimes at home she gets the broom and starts singing that one. I love all of them.

  108. It’s a hard knock life…..of course. Me and my granddaughter love to sing along! She is 8 years old and the perfect age I once was to appreciate and fall in love with Annie!

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  110. Paula Lucero

    Tomorrow!!! 🙂

  111. krista

    Tomorrow tomorrow I love ya tomorrow…hahaha

  112. Alison

    It’s a Hard Knock Life! It’s great when the little one sings it in her two year old lisp.

  113. Kristen

    I love all of them! But my most favorite to sing (much to my boys’ dismay) is You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile. I know they secretly love it deep down inside. They just won’t realize it until they’re in their thirties. 🙂

  114. Joel

    We’ve got one vote for “It’s a hard knock life” and another for “Tomorrow”

  115. Melva Medina

    My daughter Ashley loves the song “It’s a hard knock life” she did a performance for her class.

  116. Kristen Bryant

    Isabella’s favorite Annie song is I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here.

  117. Caroline Smith

    When I was four, I saw Annie in NYC with my parents. Now, I’m hoping to take my son, who is four. My favorite song – “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.”

  118. Jill

    It’s a Hard Knock Life!

    • Jill

      Mine, of course, is Mrs. H’s song when she sings “Little girls, little girls, night and day I eat, sleep, and breath them.” – sort of my life’s theme song. 😉

  119. Heather

    My 4 and 6 year old love to sing “It’s a Hard Enough Life For Us!” while doing chores (song AKA “It’s a Hard Knock Life”)

  120. Jitka

    Tomorrow:) Thank you for the giveaway.

  121. Carrie

    One of my boys absolutely loves Annie. His favorite song is Tomorrow.

  122. Francine S

    “Little Girls.”

  123. Gloria F

    Maybe is our favorite

  124. Sarah

    “It’s a Hard Knock Life!”

  125. Kacey

    It could’ve a tie between every song. But if I had to choose, “you’re never fully dressed without a smile”

  126. Carrie

    Sandy – aka, Dumb Dog!

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  128. Kathrin Yoneoka

    My daughter’s favorite is “The sun will come out tomorrow!”

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