I can understand people liking the unpolished look but I like when the dances are together. I know they are kids, but they can act like orphans, and then they should sing and dance like professionals. We would not like it if adult singing or dancing scenes were a mess, so really why should any less be expected of the kids? It is a musical after all. I saw the annie tour in 2005 (or maybe 2006) and then just last year. The orphan numbers and also Easy Street were highlights for me. They were fantastic.