The New Generation 'Annie'

The documentary "Annie; It's a Hard-Knock Life: From Script to Stage" follows the dreams of girls vying for a shot on stage.
1:48 | 06/29/13

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thousands of little girls across america and a dream. Eight phone calls later, for some, that dream come true. Reporter: The musical annie premiered in 1977. Two years later, recognize that face? Sarah jessica parker playing annie. ♪ The sun will come out tomorrow ♪ ♪ so you got to hang on till tomorrow ♪ Reporter: Annie is back. A new documentary is back, it's a hard knock life, follows the hopes and dreams of girls across this country, hoping for a shot on that stage. More than 5,000 of them auditioning all over the nation. Emily got a chance to audition. ♪ for the first audition, my shirt said adopt me. It was kind of funny. Where'd you learn how to sing like that? Reporter: And from coast to coast, just like emily, little girls waiting for the call. ♪ a thumb's up from juna, and then the calls start coming. What's going on! On her porch, 11 years old, so stunned, she accidentally put the phone down. Pick up the phone! Wait, what are you talking about? It was an invite. And remember emily? Hello? Yeah? They're telling her right there on the phone. She's been chosen too. All of them in the new york now. The documentary following their rehearsals. All of that practice time to play those orphans. I've never been that mad before. I've never acted like I'm that mad. It gives me a chance to get into somebody else's life. A chance to get into somebody else's life as they realize a dream. I'm 11 years old. I'm 11 years old. I'm eight years old. And I'm from houston, texas. All of them on that stage with annie, now getting ready for their final performance next

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