Questions for Annie KIDS

Musical recommendation - elementary
Musical recommendation - elementary
Good morning, everyone.After a successful first-time school production of Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS, I am considering directing another musical next year. I want to share my joy of music and the theater to the children. Since I am volunteering my time and our school doesn't have a budget for the program, I want to keep it simple without sacrificing quality. This year, I directed the musical by myself with some teachers designing the set, as well as parents making their child's own costumes. I am leaning towards choosing Annie KIDS but am also thinking about Sleeping Beauty KIDS. My concern with both of these choices is that I am afraid I might scare off some boys because they might perceive them as "too girly." Since, prior to this year, the school has not had a play or musical, I want to build up interest and encourage the broadest base of participation possible. (The license does not appear to be available in Europe for other musicals I considered: Aladdin KIDS, 101 Dalmatians KIDS or Willy Wonka KIDS.) There are also some JR selections that are interesting to me--for example, Alice in Wonderland, Honk!, and the upcoming Peter Pan--but I am concerned that since they are twice as long that they might be too much for me to take on. I appreciate anyone's thoughts or suggestions.
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Painting Flats
Painting Flats
We are doing Annie Kids and have three 6' wide x 8'high flats and one being made. One side will Warbucks Mansion and the other NYC. I an a little concerned since I have never done this and there will be teachers (not art) and parents assisting. The NYC flats will also be used to hide the mansion furniture to avoid big scene changes. Any advise on how to help this go smoothly?
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