Actress Aileen Quinn has always embraced the role that she’s best known for: the title character in the original 1982 film musical Annie. The movie is based on the 1977 Broadway musical, itself inspired by the Little Orphan Annie comic strip of the 1920s.
Quinn even has her own rockabilly-blues band, Aileen Quinn and the Leapin’ Lizards, which is a reference to one of her movie character’s catchphrases. When requested, one of the songs the band will perform is a cover of “Tomorrow,” the signature showstopper from Annie.
Quinn is making her first trip to San Antonio Nov. 24-25. She’ll join her former Annie co-stars Toni Ann Gisondi and Rosanne Sorrentino, who played Molly and Pepper in the movie, at the Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Road, for a meet-and-greet with fans from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.