I was just wondering of other's opinions. Personally, I like both sounds, although it seems Charnin definitely went a full 180 degrees when he cast Brittney over Joanna, who also had a full belt voice. After viewing so many of the videos, most early girls had similar technique, or sometimes lack of, while the later Annies had stronger trained voices. Annies today, like Marissa, have come a long way and vocal technique has changed since 1977, that's for sure. I guess part of it can be attributed to better sound systems in the theaters today, too.