Annie

Annie

Music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, book by Thomas Meehan. Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book – 1977

Plot

Eleven-year-old Annie is in an orphanage, presided over by Miss Hannigan, who keeps the little girl orphans in line by bullying and threatening them (“It’s a Hard-Knock Life”). The girls are ever hopeful that they will find parents and happiness (“Maybe”) while Miss Hannigan is unhappy with her situation. Annie decides to escape to find her parents, running into a friendly dog (Sandy) (“Tomorrow”) and the people made homeless because of the Great Depression (“We’d Like To Thank You, Herbert Hoover”). However, she is returned to the orphanage. Grace Farrell, Warbucks’ assistant, picks her to live in Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks’ palatial home for the Christmas holidays (“I Think I’m Gonna Like it Here”).

Although initially uncomfortable with each other, Annie and Daddy Warbucks soon come to share a family-like bond (“You Won’t Be An Orphan For Long”). Warbucks wants to adopt her, but Annie insists that her parents will come for her. Over the radio show of Bert Healy, and with the help of President and Mrs. Roosevelt, Warbucks offers a reward for the parents (“You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”). Miss Hannigan and her brother, Rooster, and his slightly ditzy girlfriend, Lily St. Regis, scheme to pretend to be the parents and collect the reward (“Easy Street”). When they are found out, it is revealed that Annie’s parents have died. Warbucks and Annie become a family (“I Don’t Need Anything But You”).

Cast

Annie . . . . . . Lauren Petruskie
Miss Hannigan . . . . . . Anita Harrower
Grace Farrell . . . . . . Margaret Bushman
Drake . . . . . . Ken Wilbur
Warbucks . . . . . . Rick Cox
Rooster . . . . . . Nicholas Smith
Lily . . . . . . Shannon Turner
FDR . . . . . . Brian Tilbury

Orphans

Molly . . . . . . Jenny Armor
Kate . . . . . . Elena Runkle
Pepper . . . . . . Eboni Johnson
Tessie . . . . . . Logan Soles
July . . . . . . Caroline Bruner
Duffy . . . . . . Emma Krusz
Stretch . . . . . . Mary Katherine Ellis

Ladies’ Ensemble

Hobo, Servant, New Yorker . . . . . . . Lea Tilbury
Hobo, Cecille, New Yorker, Boylan Sister . . . . . . . Liz Armor
Hobo, Annette, New Yorker, Boylan Sister . . . . . . . Morgan Hescox
Sophie, Mrs . Pugh, New Yorker . . . . . . . Barbara Kirk
Apple Seller, Mrs . Greer, Frances Perkins . . . . . . . Reburta Spinas
Hobo, French maid, Usherette . . . . . . . Hannah Park
Hobo, Servant, New Yorker . . . . . . . Lynn Gill
French maid, Star-to-be, Boylan Sister . . . . . . . Bethany Pritchard

Men’s Ensemble

Bundles, Hobo, Servant, New Yorker, . . . . . . Jerry Hescox
Howe, Producer
Officer Ward, Morganthau, Judge Brandeis . . . . . . . Michael Bruner
Hobo, New Yorker, Chauffeur . . . . . . . Brian Tilbury
Hobo, New Yorker, Dog Catcher . . . . . . . Ken Wilbur
Hobo, Servant, New Yorker, . . . . . . Lynn Brownley
Harold Ickes, Jimmy Johnson
Hobo, Servant, New Yorker, . . . . . . Tevin Pollard
Marine Guard, Dog Catcher
Hobo, Servant, Policeman, Hull, Bert Healey . . . . . . Paul Hutnyan
Hobo kids, Newsboys . . . . . . . Caleb Park & Garrett Petruskie

Canine Ensemble

Sandy . . . . . . . Jesse
Strays/Street Dogs . . . . . . . Willie, Sadie

 

Production Staff

Director . . . . . . . Joanne Cox
Producer . . . . . . . Glenn Evans
Music Director . . . . . . . Leslie Park
Choreographer . . . . . . . Chelle DeGrasse
Stage Manager . . . . . . . Bev Mangan
Scene Design . . . . . . . Janice Woolley
Lighting Design . . . . . . . Michael Travis
Costume Design . . . . . . . Katelynn Lemons
Technical Director . . . . . . . Skip Tilley
Scene Construction . . . . . . . Dick Allen, Dorsey Ficklin, Dave Harvey, Bob Kane, Ralph Millar, George Runkle, Michael Travis
Scene Painting . . . . . . . Katharine Hoffman, Nancy Millar, Mark Payne, Nancy Royall, Linda Ryan, Michael Travis, Ken Wilbur, Janice Woolley
Stage Crew . . . . . . . Janet Baserap-Ass’t . Stage Mgr ., Katie Martin, Terrie & Otho Pollard, George Runkle, Elsie Smith, John Spinas, Eugene Weber, Robert Wilson
Costume Crew . . . . . . . Sandy Burroughs, Virginia Casey, Joy Evans, Lora Lemons, Reburta Spinas, Julia Tilley
Electricians . . . . . . . Dick Allen, Jessie Ault, Dennis Cooper,
Michael MacKinnon, Michael Travis, Carl Wigginton
Technical Crew . . . . . . . Terry Hutnyan, Michael MacKinnon, Michael Travis
Props . . . . . . . Ruby Albrite, Jordan Hescox, Bev Mangan, Julia Tilley, Michael Travis
Backstage Assistants . . . . . . . Gail Bruner, Cheryl Petruskie
Publicity . . . . . . . Dave Harvey
Webmaster . . . . . . . Alex Eguiguren
Mailing Crew . . . . . . . Virginia Casey, Lois & Nancy Fones, Bev Mangan, Nina Martin, Betty Winegar
Playbill . . . . . . . Carol Bradley, Lindeve Hostvedt, L Lemons, B Perry
Box Office Manager . . . . . . . Pat Draper
Box Office Crew . . . . . . . Janice Cooper, Dick Draper, Sloan Kane, Nellie Landrum
House Manager . . . . . . . Lea Tilbury
House Staff . . . . . . . Jan & Jesse Beall, Corinne Beauchamp, Liz Campbell, Rodney & Stacy Canter, Virginia Casey, Missy Collins, Janice Cooper, Angela Ellis, Nancy & Lois Fones, Meredith Furrow, Frances & Dave Harvey, Gwen Headley, Kathy Hoffman, Ruth Huber, Marky Huffman, Debby Hughes, Henry Hundley, Bard & Susan Jackson, Janine Joyner, Bob & Sloan Kane, Don Kenefick, Mary Lynn & Keith Krusz, Gail Kyzer, Nellie & Jim Landrum, Ralph & Nancy Millar, Teresa Martin, Marty & April Morrison, Tommy Neuman, Jeff Newsome, Whitney Orlando, George & Sandy Orton, Judson Park, Marcia Peters, Mary & Danny Pritchard, Glenn & Judy Reynolds, Jeanne Rosenwald, Myrtle Royall, Ann Rubio, Lori Runkle, Jomarie Scerbo, Joy & Jason Smith, John & Joann Sniegon, Becky & Jason Strong, Julia Tilley, Bob & Bonita Wilson, Betty Winegar

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