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NETworks Presentations, LLC., Rodger Hess and TC Theatrical present THE BRAND NEW PRODUCTION Book by Music by Lyrics by Thomas Meehan Charles Strouse Martin Charnin Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols Produced by Irwin Meyer Stephen R. Friedman Lewis Allen Alvin Nederlander The John F. Kennedy Center Icarus Productions Associates, Inc for the Performing Arts Based on LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE™ Used by permission of Tribune Media Services Featuring Conrad John Schuck as Oliver Warbucks Alene Robertson Marissa O’Donnell as Miss Hannigan as Annie Allan Baker Elizabeth Broadhurst Scott Willis Amanda Balon Taylor Bright Jocelyn Chmielewski Brittany Portman Stevani Alise Weaver Casey Whyland Julie Cardia David Chernault Kelly Lynn Cosme Richard Costa Antoinette DiPietropolo Jennifer Evans Brian Michael Hoffman Aaron Kaburick Allen Kendall Billy Kimmel Monica L. Patton Katherine Pecevich Liz Power Harry Turpin Christopher Vettel and Mackenzie Phillips as Lily St. Regis Set Design Original Costume Design Lighting Design Sound Design Ming Cho Lee Theoni V. Aldredge Ken Billington Peter Hylenski Musical Direction/Supervision/Additional Orchestrations Keith Levenson Music Coordinator Additional Costumes Designed by Hair Design John Mezzio Jimm Halliday Bernie Ardia Production Supervisors General Manager Casting Jason Juenker Gregory Vander Ploeg Patricia Pearce Gentry Jon Harrington Gentry & Associates Bob Cline Production Stage Manager Company Manager Victoria Navarro Chris Danner Tour Marketing and Press Animals Trained by TMG - The Marketing Group Executive Producer William Berloni Kary M. Walker Original Broadway Musical Staging by Peter Gennaro Choreographed by Liza Gennaro Entire Production Directed by Martin Charnin Annie is licensed by Music Theatre International, New York, NY. EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION by THE BOOKING GROUP CAST (in order of appearance) Molly . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AMANDA BALON Rooster Hannigan . . . . . . . .SCOTT WILLIS Pepper . . . . . . . . .BRITTANY PORTMAN Lily St. Regis . . . .MACKENZIE PHILLIPS Duffy . . . . . . . .JOCELYN CHMIELEWSKI Bert Healy . . . . .CHRISTOPHER VETTEL July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TAYLOR BRIGHT Fred McCracken . . . . .ALLEN KENDALL Tessie . . . . . . . . . . . . .CASEY WHYLAND Jimmy Johnson . . . . . . .RICHARD COSTA Kate . . . . . . . . .STEVANI ALISE WEAVER Sound Effects Man . . . . . .HARRY TURPIN Annie . . . . . . . . . .MARISSA O’DONNELL Ronnie Boylan . . . . . . .JENNIFER EVANS Miss Hannigan . . . .ALENE ROBERTSON Connie Boylan . . . .KELLY LYNN COSME Bundles McCloskey .AARON KABURICK Bonnie Boylan . . . . . . . . . . . . .LIZ POWER Apple Seller . . . . . . . . . .RICHARD COSTA Oxydent “Hour of Smiles” Producer . . . . . . . Dog Catchers . . . . . . . . . .HARRY TURPIN KATHERINE PECEVICH BRIAN MICHAEL HOFFMAN H.V. Kaltenborn’s Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LOLA ARCHIE T. TRIDMORTEN Lt. Ward . . . . . . . . . . .ALLEN KENDALL F.D.R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ALLAN BAKER Sophie the Kettle . .KATHERINE PECEVICH Ickes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HARRY TURPIN Grace Farrell . .ELIZABETH BROADHURST Howe . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ALLEN KENDALL Drake . . . . . . . . . . . .DAVID CHERNAULT Hull . . . . . . . . . .CHRISTOPHER VETTEL Mrs. Pugh . . . . . .KATHERINE PECEVICH Perkins . . . . . . . .KATHERINE PECEVICH Cecille . . . . . . . . . . . . . .JENNIFER EVANS Morgenthau . . . . . . . . . .RICHARD COSTA Annette . . . . . . . . . .KELLY LYNN COSME Marine . . . .BRIAN MICHAEL HOFFMAN Mrs. Greer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LIZ POWER Justice Brandeis . . . .AARON KABURICK Oliver Warbucks .CONRAD JOHN SCHUCK Street People, Warbucks’ Staff, New Yorkers, Star to Be . . . . . . . . .MONICA L. PATTON Hooverville-ites . . . . . . . . . . . .ENSEMBLE Ensemble Julie Cardia, David Chernault, Kelly Lynn Cosme, Richard Costa, Antoinette DiPietropolo, Jennifer Evans, Brian Michael Hoffman, Aaron Kaburick, Allen Kendall, Billy Kimmel, Monica L. Patton, Katherine Pecevich, Liz Power, Harry Turpin, Christopher Vettel Understudies Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance. For Oliver Warbucks - DAVID CHERNAULT; For Miss Hannigan - KATHERINE PECEVICH; For Annie- STEVANI ALISE WEAVER; For Grace - LIZ POWER; For F.D.R. - CHRISTOPHER VETTEL; For Rooster - RICHARD COSTA; For Lily - JULIE CARDIA; For Brandeis - BRIAN MICHAEL HOFFMAN For Drake, Healy - ALLEN KENDALL; For Molly - JOCELYN CHMIELEWSKI; For Star to Be - JENNIFER EVANS; For Marine - BILLY KIMMEL; For Sandy - BUSTER, MIKEY; Swings - BILLY KIMMEL, JULIE CARDIA, ANTOINETTE DiPIETROPOLO Dance Captain - ANTOINETTE DiPIETROPOLO Orchestra Music Director - KEITH LEVENSON Assistant Conductor/Keyboard - Karen Dryer Associate Conductor - Kelly Ann Lambert Trumpet - John Trombetta Drums - Tom Bradford SCENES AND MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT ONE December 11-19, 1933 SCENE 1: The New York Municipal Orphanage (Girls Annex), St. Mark’s Place “Maybe” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie and the Orphans “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Orphans SCENE 2: Lower Broadway “Tomorrow” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie SCENE 3: A Hooverville Underneath the Brooklyn Bridge “We’d Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover” . . . . . . . .Annie and the Hooverville-ites SCENE 4: Hannigan’s Office at the Orphanage “Little Girls” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miss Hannigan “Little Girls” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miss Hannigan SCENE 5: The Warbucks Mansion at Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grace, Annie, Drake, Cecille, Annette, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Servants SCENE 6: From Fifth Avenue to Times Square “N.Y.C.” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Warbucks, Grace, Annie, Star to Be and New Yorkers SCENE 7: Miss Hannigan’s Office at The Orphanage “Easy Street” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miss Hannigan, Rooster and Lily SCENE 8: Warbucks’ Study “You Won’t Be an Orphan for Long” . . . . . . . . . . .Grace, Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Cecille, Annette, Servants and Warbucks “Maybe” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie Intermission ACT TWO December 21-25, 1933 SCENE 1: The NBC Radio Studio at 30 Rockefeller Center “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” . . . . .Bert Healy, The Boylan Sisters and the Hour of Smiles Family SCENE 2: The Sewing Room at the Orphanage “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . .The Orphans “Easy Street” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Miss Hannigan, Rooster and Lily SCENE 3: Washington: The White House “Tomorrow” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie, F.D.R., Warbucks and The Cabinet SCENE 4: The Gallery at the Warbucks Mansion “Something Was Missing” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Warbucks SCENE 5: The East Ballroom of the Warbucks Mansion “Annie” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grace, Drake and The Staff “I Don’t Need Anything But You” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Warbucks and Annie “Maybe” (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Annie “A New Deal for Christmas” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie, Warbucks, Grace, F.D.R., The Orphans and The Staff Who’s Who CONRAD JOHN SCHUCK (Daddy recently was seen in the film The Jacket Warbucks) Best known as Sgt. Enright opposite Adrien Brody and Keira from “McMillan and Wife,” starring Rock Knightley. Her stage appearances include Hudson, John began performing in stock The Vagina Monologues in New York City, productions while attending Denison as well as a starring role in the national tour University. Broadway knows him as Daddy of Grease and Same Time, Next Year. She Warbucks in Annie, or Buffalo Bill in also reprised “Rizzo” in Grease on Annie Get Your Gun, starring Reba Broadway. Mackenzie resides in Los McEntire. He appeared with Reba again Angeles with her son. most recently in the Carnegie Hall concert ALLAN BAKER (F.D.R) comes to Annie of South Pacific. Off-Broadway: The after playing “Noah” in Martin Charnin’s Exonerated, The Shrike and The Streets of “New Edition” World Premiere of Two By New York. In London he played opposite Two. F.D.R is Allan’s second “presidential Charlton Heston in The Caine Mutiny. portrayal,” having also played “John Moviegoers have enjoyed him in many Adams” in 1776. A vaudeville/burlesque movies from M*A*S*H as Painless, to background, and “fast talking capabilities” Woody Allen’s The Curse of the Jade landed him “Top Banana” in Sugar Babies Scorpion. Recent TV appearances include: and “Harold Hill” in Music Man. Allan’s “NYPD Blue,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show,” comedy writing appears in several national “Law & Order,” “Titus” and “Law & Order publications. SVU.” AMANDA BALON (Molly), age 8, started ALENE ROBERTSON (Miss Hannigan) her acting, singing and dancing career at tours throughout the U.S., but calls age 3. She was awarded the 2005 Chicago home, where she is a nine-time “Champion Performer of the World” title Joseph Jefferson Award recipient. She after winning 16 medals at the Performing made her Broadway debut in Annie and Arts Olympics in Hollywood, CA. Off-Broadway debut in Annie Warbucks Amanda’s most recent theater credits creating the role of Commissioner Doyle include Annie, Sound of Music, Grinch, (Drama Desk Nomination). Alene also Christmas Carol, and Gypsy. Amanda is recorded the original Annie Warbucks cast thrilled to be touring with Annie. She CD. She is delighted to be sharing the stage thanks Martin Charnin, NETworks with children and animals!?!? Presentations, the cast, crew, her family, MARISSA O’DONNELL (Annie) joins friends and coaches for helping create a the Annie national tour directly from Off dream come true. Broadway’s American Girls Revue TAYLOR BRIGHT (July) from (Hallie/Felicity/Nellie). Marissa made her Philadelphia, is honored to be in Annie. professional stage debut two years ago in Regional: Annie Warbucks (Peaches), Miracle on 34th Street at Westchester Walnut Street Theatre; NYC: That’s Andy! Broadway Theatre in NYC. Regional cred- (Zorah); Trading Spaces: Boys vs Girls; its include The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), print, video and commercials. Thanks to Meet Me in St. Louis (Agnes Smith) and God, my family, friends, vocal teachers and Annie Jr. (Peaches). Like Annie, Marissa is Masterman. Special thanks to Abrams 11 and calls New York her home. Her Artists, NETworks and Martin Charnin for canine companion answers to Cody! the opportunity to do what I love. So www.marissa-odonnell.com COOL! www.annietour.com MACKENZIE PHILLIPS (Lily St. Regis) ELIZABETH BROADHURST (Grace) burst onto the acting scene at the age of was last seen at Baltimore Center Stage in twelve in American Graffiti. Perhaps best Two Gentlemen of Verona, the 70s rock known for her role as “Julie Cooper” on musical (Milkmaid/Ensemble). European “One Day at A Time,” Phillips has also Tour: Hair (Jeanie Cover-Paris cast). guest starred on the series “NYPD Blue,” Regional favorites: Kiss Me, Kate “ER,” “Seventh Heaven,” “Crossing (Gateway Playhouse); The Will Rogers Jordan” and “Without a Trace.” She most Follies (Z’s Favorite); A Chorus Line (Dir. Laurie Gamache); Boston Pops soloist. Morganthau/Apple Seller/Ensemble/U.S. B.F.A: The Boston Conservatory. Love and Rooster) Broadway: Cabaret, Gentlemen dedication to Mom and Dad who have Prefer Blondes. Regional: Chicago (Billy made everything possible. Flynn), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers JULIE CARDIA (Swing/U.S. Lily) Recent (Adam), Annie Get Your Gun with Cathy credits: Hair (TUTS), Celebrate Broadway Rigby, 42nd Street with Jerry Orbach, Gigi (Kennedy Center), Wizard of Oz with Gavin MacLeod, Oliver! with Davy (Pittsburgh CLO/Kansas City Starlight), Jones. Performed at theatres including Music Man, My Fair Lady and Show Boat Goodspeed, TOTS, TUTS, Walnut Street, (Sacramento Music Circus). New York Totempole. One-man show & CD “Pure Stages: She Loves Me, Babes in Arms, Imagination.” www.richard-costa.com Open Call: The Musical. Thanks to God for ANTOINETTE DiPIETROPOLO His many blessings, my Family and (Swing/Dance Captain) is grateful to work Mickey. on her fourth production of Annie. Her first DAVID CHERNAULT acquaintance was as Assistant to the (Drake/Ensemble/U.S. Warbucks) Title role Director, Martin Charnin, and Assistant - The Adventures of Sir Douglas Fir. Sang, Choreographer. Performance credits: cast and directed “Bach To Broadway” Ragtime, Sacramento & Northshore w/Orlando Orchestra. Concerts: SeaWorld, (Dance Captain), Baby (Lizzie), Bernadette “Later Life” - Martin Charnin, director. Peters concert (Dancer), Shirley Jones con- Voice-overs: Ballie’s, Warner Brothers, cert (Soloist), Music Man (Zaneeta), Disney World. Cruise ships: Vistafjord & Strangers with Candy (Jennie). Antoinette Sagafjord. Disney World, Universal is also a Director/Choreographer. Thanks Studios, Tokyo Disneyland, Regional the- to Dan, family and Tricia. ater: Arena Stage, Folger Theater. Lead www.antoinettedipietropolo.com singer A.L. Webber CDs. Vocal director – JENNIFER EVANS (Ronnie “Barney” PBS. Owner: “Next Generation Boylan/Cecille/Ensemble/U.S. Star To Be) Kids.” www.davidchernault.com Tours include The Best Little Whorehouse JOCELYN CHMIELEWSKI (Duffy/U.S. in Texas (starring Ann-Margret), Show Molly) Credits: The Journey of Sir Douglas Boat (as Magnolia), and My Fair Lady Fir and Holiday by the Bay at Sea World (understudied and performed Eliza). She with Orlando Orchestra, Gypsy (Young), originated the role of Tessa in Palm Beach Stories of Scheherazade (Dinny), Into the (La Jolla Playhouse). A proud Equity mem- Woods (Little Red), Wizard of Oz ber since 2000, Jennifer thanks her mother (Dorothy), Honk Jr. (Beaky). Special for her love and support. Engagements: Gaylord Palms Resort BRIAN MICHAEL HOFFMAN Dog Christmas Medley, Portofino Bay Hotel Catcher/Marine/Ensemble/Dog Handler) Annie Review (Molly). Recording: Award just returned from Japan, having performed Winning “Dilly’s Music and Movement.” at Tokyo Disney Sea for over 2 years! A Jocelyn would like to thank Next Baltimore School for the Arts/Syracuse Generation Kids, friends, family and God University grad, Brian’s credits include: for this opportunity. Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Assassins, KELLY LYNN COSME (Connie Boylan/ Annie (x5!), ...Oz, ...Charlie Brown, Annette/Ensemble) is originally from Grease, Big River, Hercules (Disney Orlando, FL. She was most recently seen Magic) and Dragonslayers (World playing Polly Baker in the National Tour of Premiere/Record-ing). Thanks, Bill! Crazy for You. Other favorite credits MDJK: Suica! Jun-chan: Aishiteruyo! include Romeo & Juliet (Juliet), The Yamato-damashi! Fantasticks (Luisa) and Tintypes (Emma). AARON KABURICK (Bundles/Justice Kelly holds a B.A. in theatre from the Brandeis/Ensemble) Originally from College of Charleston. Thanks to family Carlinville, IL and a Boston University and friends for their love and support. God Alum, Aaron was in The Full Monty Bless! (National Tour) and The Talk of the Town RICHARD COSTA (Jimmy Johnson/ (off Broadway). Regional: Annie, Guys & Dolls and Jesus Christ Superstar (St. Louis for her incredible love and support. Muny), and As Thousands Cheer (New BRITTANY PORTMAN (Pepper) Harmony Theatre). Love to Paul, Liza, National tours: Annie 2003 & 2004, The Mom and Dad, and all my family and Sound of Music. Film: Stuart Little 2. friends. Television: “The Education of Max ALLEN KENDALL (Lt. Ward/Fred Bickford,” “One Life to Live,” “The Early McCracken/Howe/U.S. Drake, Bert Healy) Show,” Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, is proud to be a working Equity actor. Macy’s 100 Year Celebration. Regional Credits: The Phantom of the Opera (3rd productions include Annie, The Wizard of National), Sweeney Todd (NYCO), Most Oz, Casper and Joseph. Recording: Happy Fella (North Shore Music Theater), Holiday Adventure. Special thanks to Carousel (Candlewood Playhouse), Two Martin Charnin, Nancy Carson, RKS Cities (Stamford Rich Forum), Kiss Me, Management, and my loving family. Kate and The Full Monty (Weston www.BrittanyPortman.com Playhouse). Graduate of Cincinnati’s LIZ POWER (Boylan Sister/Mrs. Greer/ College Conservatory of Music. Ensemble /U.S. Grace) National Tour: BILLY KIMMEL (Swing). Off- Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy); European Tour: Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, Next To Evita (Eva Peron). Others: Gypsy (Louise), The Last Revue. Tours: Annie, Forbidden Anything Goes (Reno), Carousel (Carrie). Broadway. Regional: Anything Goes, I B.F.A., Syracuse University. Many thanks Love A Piano (Ordway), Prince and the to Mom, Dad, Ryan, her loving family, Pauper (5th Avenue), My Fair Lady Christopher, Rebecca, Sarah, Erin, David (Freddy), Brigadoon (Charlie), Forever Wanstreet, Bruce Kolb, Tricia Gentry, Plaid (Jinx). A former Disney performer, everyone at NETworks, the cast and crew, Billy also plans Disney family vacations. and special thanks to her boyfriend, Dave, www.billykimmel.com for his love, support, and inspiration. MONICA L. PATTON (Star To www.lizpower.com Be/Ensemble) recently performed the role HARRY TURPIN (Harold Ickes/Sound of Charlaine in the Pittsburgh Public Effects Man/Dog Catcher/Ensemble) is Theater’s production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. proud to make his Equity debut with this Nationally, she was last seen starring oppo- Annie national tour. Regional credits: Little site Latin Pop Star, Jon Secada, as the Shop of Horrors (Seymour), A Chorus Line Narrator in the well-received tour of (Paul), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), Dames Joseph. Broadway: Ragtime, (Sarah U.S.), at Sea (Dick), Rocky Horror Picture Show performed countless times, Abby’s Song, (Brad) and The King and I (Lun Tha). (Leah). Off-Broadway: Little Ham (Tiny Other credits include 42nd Street, Crazy for Lee). Regional: Bubbling Brown Sugar You and Company. Thanks to ET, TS, EJS (Ella), Blues in the Night (The Girl), and for supporting my dreams. Can Can (Gabrielle Chocolate). Monica www.HarryTurpin.com would like to thank her family for their CHRISTOPHER VETTEL (Bert support. Healy/Hull/Ensemble/U.S. F.D.R) KATHERINE PECEVICH (Mrs. Broadway/ Tour: Sunset Boulevard (2nd Pugh/Sophie/Ensemble/U.S. Hannigan) is National/ Cliff, Joe Gillis U.S.). Regional: originally from Brockton, MA and a musi- Goodspeed Musicals (Flight of the cal theatre graduate of The Boston Lawnchair Man/Lindbergh), Walnut Street Conservatory. She was an acting intern (Love Life/Leffcourt), Papermill Playhouse with The Berkshire Theatre Festival and (Jekyll & Hyde/Rowdy, Hyde U.S.), has continued to work in the Berkshire Westchester Broadway Theatre region for several years. Recent credits (Phantom/Phillipe), Barrington Stage (A include: Parallel Lives, The Kathy and Mo Little Night Music/Carl Magnus). Show, Chicago (Mama Morton), “Pay International: Sunset Boulevard (R.U.G – Day” (Sundance Film Festival 2004 - Short Frankfurt/Joe Gillis), Cabaret (Euro- Film) and “Law and Order: SVU.” tour/Cliff). Look your best: keep smiling! Katherine would like to thank her mother STEVANI ALISE WEAVER (Kate/U.S. Annie) previously toured with NETworks’ Best Little Whorehouse in Texas starring Ragtime (2001) and Annie (2000). Credits Ann-Margret, Tommy, Strike Up The Band include Seussical (Premier Centre for the and Broadway: The Big Band Years. Arts), Show Boat and King and I (Three Concerts and recordings with The Who, Little Bakers), Cricket in Times Square and Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Enormous Egg (Opera Delaware). She Nigel Kennedy, Yes, Kiss, The NY enjoys dancing at the Broadway Dance Philharmonic, The LA Symphony, The Center in NYC. Stevani trained with the British Rock Symphony and many others. Philadelphia 76ers Jr. Dance Team and is Television work includes “The Wizard of an honor roll student at Cab Calloway Oz in Concert” at Avery Fisher Hall featur- School of the Arts. Thank you to Martin for ing: Jewel, Jackson Browne, Joel Grey, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and to Roger Daltrey, Natalie Cole, Debra NETworks for believing in me. All my love Winger, Nathan Lane and The Boys Choir to my Family and Friends. God Bless! of Harlem. Other credits include Winchell CASEY WHYLAND (Tessie), from with Martin Charnin and Starcrossed with Syracuse, NY is making her professional Jeanine Tesori. theatrical debut at the age of 9. Casey CHRIS DANNER (Company Manager) dances competitively with The Dance Originally from Detroit, Chris now calls Studio in Manlius, NY and has performed Grand Rapids, MI home. Tours: Oliver!, in several shows with the Syracuse Civic Cover Girls starring Kim Fields, Blue’s Theatre including Peter Pan, Joseph, and Clues Live!, and The Magic of David Annie. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Erin, and all Copperfield. Other work has included: my friends for your love and support. Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, Corel SCOTT WILLIS (Rooster) has performed Centre, Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place, in numerous Broadway and national tour- Frauenthal Theatre, and the Masonic ing productions including David Merrick’s Temple of Detroit. Love to Gabriel. production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THOMAS MEEHAN (Book) won a Tony State Fair, the Tony Award winning Crazy Award for the book of Annie, his first for You, the 30th Anniversary production of Broadway show, and has since written the The Fantasticks and Gower Champion’s books for I Remember Mama, Ain’t 42nd Street. Annually, he stars as “Santa Broadway Grand, Annie 2 and Annie Claus” with the Radio City Rockettes in Warbucks. He is a longtime contributor of their magnificent Christmas Spectacular humor to The New Yorker, an Emmy across America. Award-winning writer of a television com- www.MusicalComedyMan.com. edy and a collaborator on a number of LOLA (Sandy) was discovered by her screenplays including Mel Brooks’ Space guardian and trainer, William Berloni, at Balls and To Be or Not To Be. In 1998, Mel the Connecticut Humane Society in 1998. Brooks asked him to co-write the libretto of Coincidentally, this is the same shelter Mr. a Broadway musical adaptation of Brooks’ Berloni adopted the original Sandy who classic 1968 film, “The Producers.” For his went on to make theatre history in the orig- libretto with Brooks of The Producers, he inal Broadway production of Annie. Lola won his second Drama Desk and Tony understudied the role of “Sandy” in the awards. Shortly thereafter, he began work 20th Anniversary tour. After paying her on the book of Hairspray, written in col- dues she took over the role of “Sandy.” She laboration with Mark O’Donnell. The is well established having played in many Broadway musical (score by Marc theaters across the country. Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman) was KEITH LEVENSON (Musical Director/ yet another huge hit. Winning eight Tonys, Supervisor/Additional Orchestrations) (including Best Musical and Best Book of conducted the Broadway and National a Musical) Mr. Meehan garnered his third Touring productions of Annie, Grease, double-header of Drama Desk and Tony Jesus Christ Superstar, Big River, Annie awards. Most recently, he was represented Warbucks and Dreamgirls. Music on Broadway as the co-bookwriter (with Supervisor of the National Tours of The Meera Syall) of the Americanized version of the hit London musical Bombay Dreams, Mike, The First, On The Swing Shift, A and he then had the privilege of having Little Family Business (starring Angela three of his musicals running at once on Lansbury), Mata Hari The National Broadway. He and his wife, Carolyn, Lampoon Show, Lena Horne; The Lady divide their time between a home in and Her Music, I Remember Mama (with Newton, CT, and an apartment in music by Richard Rodgers), Zenda (with Greenwich Village, near which, on Hudson music by Vernon Duke), Put It In Writing, Street, she owns and presides over the Fallout, Kaleidoscope, La Strada, Nash At long-running and near-legendary children’s Nine, Two By Two (again with Richard store, Peanut Butter and Jane. Rodgers), the concert version of Strike Up CHARLES STROUSE (Music) Mr. the Band, and in London, Bar Mitzvah Boy, Strouse’s first Broadway musical, Bye Bye three productions of Annie, a revival of Birdie (lyrics by Lee Adams) won a Tony Bless the Bride and The 9 1/2 Quid Revue. Award, as did Applause (starring Lauren His Tony Award-winning Annie, which he Bacall) and Annie (with lyrics by Martin wrote the lyrics for and directed, has Charnin). Other musicals: All American; become the 15th longest-running American Golden Boy; It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s musical in Broadway history. He has Superman; I and Albert; Dance a Little directed Annie’s 8 national companies, and Closer; Tony-nominated musicals Charlie in Amsterdam and Australia. His other col- & Algernon; Nick and Nora and Rags. He laborators include, Peter Allen, Harold wrote both music and lyrics for Mayor and Arlen, Keith Levenson, Marvin Hamlish, the music for Annie Warbucks. Film scores: Peter Stone and Mary Rodgers. He has Bonnie & Clyde, The Night They Raided directed Fred Astaire, Anne Bancroft, Joel Minsky’s and All Dogs Go To Heaven. Grey, Danny Kaye, Johnny Mathis, Bill Awards: Emmy Award, two Grammies, Murray, Bebe Neuwirth, Bernadette Peters, Peabody Award, Richard Rodgers and Sarah Jessica Parker, Gilda Radner, Chita Oscar Hammerstein Awards, Dramatists’ Rivera, Liv Ullman, Lou Reed, Susan Guild Frederick Loewe Award. Mr. Strouse Sarandon, Joan Rivers, Harvey Keitel, is the founder of the ASCAP Musical Chuck D, Jon Stuart, Shirley MacLaine, Theater Workshop in New York, and is a Marlo Thomas, Barbra Streisand and even member of the Theater Hall of Fame and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who made her stage the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Upcoming: debut as ‘Molly’ in the first London pro- The Night They Raided Minsky’s at the the duction of Annie in 1978. He has con- Goodspeed Theater, Marty starring John C. ceived, written and directed seven musical Reilly on Broadway and You Never Know, variety television programs; Anne Bancroft his newest musical which recently pre- in “Annie, the Woman in the Life of a miered at Trinity Rep in Providence, Rhode Man,” “Annie and the Hoods,” “George M,” Island. He is married to the director-chore- “‘SWonderful, ‘SMarve-lous, ‘SGershwin,” ographer Barbara Siman and they have 4 Cole Porter in Paris, “Get Happy” and children: Ben, Nicholas, Victoria and “Dames at Sea.” He has received four Tony William. nominations, two Tony Awards, six MARTIN CHARNIN (Lyrics/Director) Grammy Awards, three Emmy Awards, originated the role of “Big Deal” in the three Gold Records, two Platinum Records, Broadway production of West Side Story in six Drama Desk Awards, a Peabody Award 1957, singing “Gee, Officer Krupke” and for Broadcasting, and most recently anoth- playing the role for 1000 performances. er Grammy Award for Jay-Z’s rap album Subsequently, he has been the director, lyri- Hard Knock Life, which went triple plat- cist, composer, librettist, producer or com- inum. He is currently writing and directing bination of the aforementioned for over 95 a musical with a score by the late Harold productions including Annie Warbucks, the Arlen, Winchell, a musical written with rock opera version of Joan of Arc, Loose Keith Levenson, Robin Hood, with Thomas Lips, Hot Spot, In Persons, The Flowering Meehan and Peter Sipos, and with Kurt Peach, the revised Goodspeed production Andersen writing the book and utilizing of Cole Porter’s Can-Can, Cafe Crown, Leroy Anderson’s celebrated orchestral music, he is writing the lyrics for, and by Jon Jory, and the world premiere of directing a musical derived from the fan- Martin Guerre at Hartford Stage, directed tastic cartoon character “Broomhilda”, and by Mark Lamos. At The Guthrie Theatre in has written songs for and is directing a one- Minneapolis, she choreographed the woman entertainment entitled “There’s revamped revival of the Lorenz Always One More Song To Sing” for his Hart/Richard Rodgers musical, Babes in former Annie ‘Star-to-Be’ Shelly Burch. Arms, directed by Garland Wright. Other PETER GENNARO (Original Broadway regional credits include, Kiss Me, Kate and Staging) began his Broadway career in The Most Happy Fella at The Goodspeed 1950 dancing in the chorus of Guys and Opera House, Fiorello, Gypsy, My Fair Dolls. It was the first of many notable per- Lady and The Secret Garden at Pittsburgh formances including his role along side Civic Light Opera, and Bye Bye Birdie, Carol Haney and Buzz Miller in Bob Annie, 1776, Sound of Music, Peter Pan, Fosse’s “Steam Heat” from Pajama Game, Meet Me in St. Louis and Music Man at The and his memorable performance in Bells St Louis Muny Opera. Ms Gennaro holds a Are Ringing dancing “Mu Cha Cha” oppo- Master’s degree in Dance Studies from site Judy Holliday. As co-choreographer to NYU and is an adjunct professor at Hofstra Jerome Robbins on West Side Story, he cre- University. ated the dances for the “Sharks,” including MING CHO LEE (Set Designer) has “America” which featured Chita Rivera. designed nationally and internationally for His participation in West Side Story 40 years, for opera, dance, Broadway and brought him to the attention of legendary regional theater, and is the recipient of the director George Abbot who subsequently National Medal of Arts, the highest nation- hired him to create the dances for the al award given in the arts. Other awards Pulitzer Prize winning musical Fiorello. He include the Mayor’s Award for Arts and became a popular Broadway choreograph- Culture; Tony Award, Outer Critic’s Circle er creating dances for both the stage and and Drama Desk Awards, many others screen versions of Meredith Wilson’s The from the theater and Chinese communities; Unsinkable Molly Brown, Irene starring and three honorary degrees. His work has Debbie Reynolds, and The Three Penny been shown in a retrospective at the New Opera starring Sting. In 1977 he received York Public Library for the Performing the Antoinette Perry Tony Award for his Arts. He serves as a member of the Board choreography in Annie. In addition to his of the New Forty Second Street, Inc., as stage work, Peter Gennaro and his troupe well as that of the Pan Asian Repertory of dancers were a regular feature on televi- Theatre, the Non-Traditional Casting sion variety shows including “The Ed Project and many others. He is co-chair of Sullivan Show,” “The Perry Como Show,” the design department of the Yale School of “The Judy Garland Show,” “Kraft Music Drama, and holds the Donald Oenslager Hall” and many more. From 1972-76 Mr. Chair in Design. Gennaro served as producer and director at THEONI V. ALDREDGE (Original Costume the Radio City Music Hall. Designer), with over 100 Broadway shows LIZA GENNARO (Choreographer) Most to her credit, was inducted in the the recently Ms. Gennaro choreographed a Theatre Hall of Fame in 1986. Her credits newly revised version of the Lynn include Sweet Bird of Youth, Who’s Afraid Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty musical Ragtime of Virginia Woolf, Anyone Can Whistle, A at the Paper Mill Playhouse. On Broadway, Chorus Line, Three Penny Opera, Annie Ms. Gennaro choreographed the revival of (Tony Award), Barnum (Tony Award), Once Upon a Mattress, starring Sarah 42nd Street, Dreamgirls, La Cage Aux Jessica Parker, and the critically acclaimed Folles (Tony Award), and Gypsy. Ms. Broadway revival of The Most Happy Aldredge’s film credits include The First Fella, directed by Gerald Gutierrez. She Wives Club, Addams Family Values, choreographed Gypsy, starring Betty Moonstruck, Network, The Rose and The Buckley at The Paper Mill Playhouse, Hair Great Gatsby, for which she received The at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, directed Academy Award and The British Society of Film and Television Arts Award. She is Opera, and the world premiere of Hans recipient of The New York Liberty Medal, Christian Anderson at Maine State Music the Costume Guild Career Achievement Theatre. He has designed over 200 musi- Award, the Irene Sharaff Lifetime cals in stock around the country; including Achievement Award and Honorary Doctor a 21 year association with New York’s of Humane Letters and Career Mac-Haydn Theatre. Achievement Award: De Paul University. BERNIE ARDIA (Hair Designer), a For over 20 years Ms. Aldredge was the California native, has enjoyed a 25-year principal designer for Joe Papp’s New York career, starting in television with the “The Shakespeare Festival. Young and the Restless.” After working for KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Designer) David Merrick, he never left the theatre. started his career with the off-Broadway hit Mr. Ardia has designed over 50 produc- Fortune and Men’s Eyes. Since then he has tions including the Tony® Award-winning designed over 80 Broadway and 70 Off- Kiss of the Spiderwoman with Chita Broadway shows including Chicago, Rivera, Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Fame, Lily Tomlin in The Search for Hilton and NETworks’ production of Signs…, Footloose, Candide, Annie, Cinderella with Eartha Kitt. He is very Foxfire, Tru, Sweeney Todd, Side by Side by happy to have worked with many talented Sondheim, On the Twentieth Century, performers including Toni Tennille, Jamie Annie Warbucks, Sylvia, London Suite, and Lynn Sigler, Deborah Gibson, Melody Snoopy. Other projects include Fantasmic! Thomas Scott, Anita Gillette, Mary Wilson, at Disneyland, Jubilee! at Bally’s Las Pat Harrington and even Judge Judy! Vegas, supervising Riverdance and for 26 WILLIAM BERLONI (Animal Trainer) years the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Broadway: Annie (Original Sandy), Spectacular. Ken is the recipient of the Woman in White, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Tony, Drama Desk, Los Angeles Drama Gypsy, Camelot, Frankenstein, The First, Critics, and Ace Award’s and the Luman Alice In Wonderland, Oliver!, Anything for his architectural lighting. Goes (LCT), Nick and Nora, La Bete, The PETER HYLENSKI (Sound Designer) Wiz, Annie (20th Anniversary), The Wizard Credits include the new Broadway revival of Oz (MSG), Dinner at Eight (LCT), of Sweet Charity, Little Women, Brooklyn, Double Feature (NYCB). Since 1977, Ragtime (London’s West End) for which he thousands of trained animals for theatre received an Olivier Award nomination, productions, tours, movies, television Opening Doors, Princesses, Children’s shows. Seven White House performances Letters to God, Laughing Room Only, Dora for presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush and the Explorer Live, Chef’s Theater, Scooby- Clinton. Published author and recipient of Doo Live, Ovations!, Spoleto Festival the ASPCA Humanitarian Award, Outer U.S.A. (1999 - 2002), Blue’s Clues Live, Critics Circle Award and the American Exactly Like You, Easter, and Niketown Humane Association Patsy Award. (NYC). As Associate: Cirque du Soleil’s Currently the Director of Animal Behavior Zumanity, Fosse, Taboo, Seussical, The at the Humane Society of New York. Music Man, Follies, and Parade. Film: re- www.theatricalanimals.com recording mixer Search for Life (AMNH, MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL Hayden Planetarium), SonicVision (MTV2, [www.mtimusicalworlds.com] is one of the AMNH) Passport to the Universe world’s leading dramatic licensing agen- (Futuriscope Planetarium, France). cies, protecting the rights and legacy of JIMM HALLIDAY (Additional Costume composers, lyricists and book writers and Designer) Jimm is delighted to be working supplying scripts and musical materials on this Anniversary Production of Annie, and other theatrical resources to theatres his 15th production of this beloved around the world. With over 250 titles in its American classic and his 12th National catalogue, MTI has been the driving force Tour for NETworks Presentations. Recent in perpetuating great musicals such as Guys productions include Victor/Victoria at the And Dolls, West Side Story, and Fiddler On Papermill Playhouse, Aida for the Dayton The Roof, as well as many fine family musicals such as Annie, Annie Warbucks, Swing, Finian’s Rainbow, Annie 20th Seussical, and A Year In The Life of Frog & Anniversary Tour, A Chorus Line, Evita, Toad. Additionally, MTI is the home of The Elvis: A Musical Celebration, Run for Your Broadway Junior Collection, 70-minute Wife, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. adaptations of Broadway musicals TC THEATRICAL (Producer) has pre- designed for middle school children to per- sented productions on Broadway, in form [Annie, Jr, The Music Man, Jr, London and on tour, including Patrick Disney’s Aladdin, Jr and many others] and Stewart in A Christmas Carol (Olivier the Kids Collection, 30-minute musicals Award), Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass for performance by elementary school chil- (Tony Award nomination), The Flying dren [Disney’s Cinderella and The Jungle Karamazov Brothers Do the Impossible! Book among others.] (Olivier Award nomination), the 20th KARY M. WALKER (Executive Anniversary production of Annie (Tony Producer) Prior to joining NETworks, Mr. and Olivier Award nominations). Jeffrey, Walker was Executive Producer for the Theatre de Complicite’s Mnemonic, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago Swing!, The BFG and the La Cuadra de for 22 years. Under his leadership, Marriott Sevilla’s version of Carmen, complete with became a musical theatre and developed dancing horses. the largest musical theatre subscription NETworks PRESENTATIONS, LLC audience in the US (36,000 subscribers). In (Producer) Founded by Kenneth Gentry in addition, Marriott Theatre consistently 1995, NETworks has produced and man- received high critical praise for quality, aged over 45 tours in the United States innovation, and development of new works including: Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver!; for the musical theatre, and yearly garnered Cinderella, starring Eartha Kitt; Rent; multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards for Show Boat; Ragtime; The Civil War; Jekyll excellence. Mr. Walker is a founding mem- & Hyde; Seussical the Musical and ber of the National Alliance for Musical Cameron Mackintosh and The National Theatre, and was formerly the President of Theatre’s production of Oklahoma! the League of Chicago Theatres. NETworks has toured internationally with RODGER H. HESS (Producer) Fosse, Rent, The King and I, The Sound of Broadway: The Tin Pan Alley Rag, Six Music, and Cabaret. Current productions Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Wait Until include Oklahoma!, Swan Lake, Little Dark, 1776, Annie 20th Anniversary Women - The Broadway Musical starring Production, Joseph … Dreamcoat, Jelly’s Maureen McGovern and the 30th Last Jam, Leader of the Pack, The Five Anniversary production of Annie, directed O’Clock Girl. Off-Broadway: My Old by Martin Charnin. Future productions Lady, Water Coolers, Cowgirls, Fallen include Cameron Mackintosh and The Agnel, Potholes, Blame in on the Moveis, National Theatre’s production of My Fair How I Got That Story. National Tours: Lady. STAFF FOR Annie Executive Producer U.S. .................Kary Walker Executive Producer Associate Producer ......................Liz McDonald Kary M. Walker Associate Producer .....................Angela Rowles General Management Assistant to the C.E.O..............Donielle Juenker General Manager .............Gregory Vander Ploeg Gentry & Associates Production Manager......................Jason Juenker Scott W. Jackson, Gregory Vander Ploeg Associate Production Manager ..............Jon Harrington Tour Marketing Representation Assoc. Director of Marketing/PR..Stephanie Shepherd TMG-The Marketing Group Controller ..................................Paula L. Jenkins Laura Matalon Tanya Grubich Assistant Controller.....................Jennifer Jewell Erica Jacobson Jennifer Gallagher Chief Accountant ......................Beverly Howard Director of Sales & Marketing Accountants.........Lisa Blank, Stephanie Jenkins Liz McDonald Systems Manager .........................Tuckey Requa Office Manager.........................Buddy Piccolino Company Manager Office Assistants ..........Judy Harris, Nancy Kerr Chris Danner Travel Coordinator ...............Bruce Forchheimer Production Stage Manager ......Victoria Navarro Stage Manager.........................Molly Meg Legal Ass’t Stage Manager...................Ashley Delegal Credits Assistant Company Manager...............Ken Leist Stage deck fabrication, Show control and Scenic Head Carpenter ...........................William J. Pate motion control featuring Stage Command Systems Flyman ......................................Robinson Alrutz (register symbol) by Scenic Technologies, A Division Deck Carpenter .............................Shaun Altman of Production Resource Group, LLC, New Windsor, Automation .......................................Chad Rowe NY; Scenery built and painted by F&D Scene Changes, Head Electrician .......................Heather Layman Ltd.; Sound Equipment from PRG Audio; Lighting Ass’t Electricians ......Craig Tichy, Louis “Bo” Ruff Equipment from PRG Lighting. Rehearsed at New Production Properties Supervisor.......Will Greer 42nd Street Studios; Natural Herb Cough Drops – Head Props ..................................Diana Rebholz Courtesy of Ricola USA, Inc.; JELL-O® brand mater- Ass’t Props....................................Deana Radtke ial used with permission from KF Holdings. Head Audio...........................Jason R. Choquette www.jello.com Ass’t Audio Technician ..........Jonathan Massena Acknowledgements Head Wardobe...................................Chad Jason Special thanks to: Ass’t Wardrobe ..............................George Munz Donielle Juenker Wig/Hair Supervisor.........................Timothy Bohle Financial Services and banking arrangements by Associate Scenic Designer............Blythe R.D. Quinlan Bank of America Associate Lighting Designer ...Jason Kantrowitz EXCLUSIVE TOUR DIRECTION BY: Wig/Makeup Designer ....................Bernie Ardia THE BOOKING GROUP Ass’t Director .................................Shelly Burch Meredith Blair, Ass’t Choreographer ..................Brandon Bieber Kara Gebhart, Tracey McFarland, Mollie Mills Ass’t Costume Coordinator........................Erica Weiner www.thebookinggroup.com Ass’t. Wig/Makeup.........................Steve Jopson Annie is presented by special arrangement with Ass’t. Light Designer .......................Nic Phillips MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL Ass’t. Sound Designer................................T. J. McEvoy New York, NY. Animals Handled by..........Brian Michael Hoffman www.mtishows.com Children’s Tutoring by........On Location Education Visit the Annie website at: Tutor .............................................Elizabeth Morphis “www.annieontour.com” Electronic Music Programming......Keith Levenson The Actors and Stage Managers employed in Rehearsal Pianists .................Angelyn Fullerton, this production are members of Actors’ Equity Kasey Graham Association, the union of professional actors and Print Media Design...............Solomon Friedman stage managers in the United States. Electronic Media Design.....................HMS Media, Inc All stage work performed by employees Production Photography ...............Carol Rosegg, represented by IATSE. Chris Bennion Printing & Materials ......................J&A Printing UNITED SCENIC ARTISTS Website Design .....................ArtSiteDesign.com represents the designers and scenic painters for Merchandising...................MAX Merchandising the American Theatre. Randi Grossman, Shawn Hicks (Mgr) The Musicians employed in this production are Legal...........Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C. members of the American Federation of Payroll Services ...........................................ADP Musicians of the United States and Canada. Insurance........................................Chubb Group Trucking .......................................Clark Transfer The Director and Choreographer are Housing/Bussing...............................Road Rebel members of the Society of Stage Directors Airline Travel ..................Navigant International and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. NETworks Staff Chief Executive Officer....................Ken Gentry This production is produced by a member Chief Operating Officer ...........Scott W. Jackson of the League of American Theatres and Chief Financial Officer ...........Al Crandall, CPA Producers in collaboration with our pro- Executive Producer U.K. ..................Seth Wenig fessional union-represented employees.
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