Annie • For the first few scenes Annie should be dressed like the other orphans: ragged layers of clothing, laced boots or shoes, tattered socks and an oversized sweater, unkempt reddish wig. • Annie will need a winter dress coat to wear over her orphan clothes. • During the last half of scenes Annie should wear her trademark short-sleeved red dress with with collar. She should also have white socks and black shoes with straps. Her hair should be neat.
Orphans • It is important the orphans look ragged and tough. The orphans might wear shirts and sweaters over skirts, smocks or flannel nightgowns; layering is very important – matching is not!! Their hair can be extremely unkempt. • Hair accessories could be fashioned from ripped pieces of clothes. • Molly should have a scruffy teddy bear.
Miss Hannigan • Miss Hannigan should always look a bit out of sync with her surroundings. Her hair should look like she has just woken up. Her dress should gaudy and cheap (1930’s floral print) and perhaps have a slip hanging down from under the dress. Stockings should be rolled down and she should wear beads or a boa (along with a whistle on a rope). • She will need a long coat when visiting the Warbucks mansion.
Oliver Warbucks • He is always dressed formally, in a dark suit, white shirt and bow tie. A tuxedo jacket with black bow tie and cummerbund would be ideal. • He also needs a hat (top hat) and coat. • Possibly use a rubber skullcap to create the bald effect.
Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis • His costume should be as colorful as his personality. His hair might be parted and slicked back. A mustache would be appropriate. Rooster’s clothes should be gaudy. Suspenders, a fedora, and a money sign tie would be good. He will need a different jacket when he is in “disguise”. Possibly also wearing a pair of glasses with a fake nose attached. • Lily should be outlandish and gaudy. A bright-colored dress with matching handbag and pumps are ideal. She will have a compact and lipstick in her bag. A bizarre wig can help complete the look.
Bundles McCloskey • He can dress in a uniform shirt. For comic effect, you can pad his undershirt to create a potbelly. Pants and shoes should be of deliveryman variety with a casual deliveryman’s cap. A half-full laundry bag is ideal.
Grace Farrell • She always dresses with thought • and style (possibly has a couple • outfits for the show). She should • look professional, possibly • wearing a suit and hat for her • first entrance.
Drake and Servants • Tuxedos or tails would be ideal for the male servants. Plain white shirts with bow ties or ascots could be a good alternative. Drake can have a different tie or jacket to set him apart from the other servants. The female servants may wear a black skirt and blouse with a white apron from home. • All servants need to be dressed and groomed neatly, with nothing out of place.
Drake and Servants Female Servants
Dog Catcher and Sandy • The dog catcher’s costume should look like a uniform – perhaps a dark shirt, matching pants and a hat with the words DOG CATCHER on it. He can also carry a big net. • Sandy can wear a furry, hooded one-piece costume with floppy ears and tail.