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Annie

Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan

Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. The musical ran for nearly six years on Broadway, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre.

Plot Synopsis

Set in New York City in 1933 during the Great Depression, Annie is the story of a little girl abandoned as a baby in front of the steps of the Municipal Orphanage with only a silver locket around her neck and a note saying her parents would someday return for her. Having waited for and dreamed of her parents for ten long years while under the strict watch of the mean-tempered Miss Hannigan who runs the Orphanage, Annie finally decides to run away and search for the family she has always wanted. Along the way, she befriends a stray dog who she names Sandy, but before long, Annie is found by the police and returned to the Orphanage to face Miss Hannigan's wrath.

As luck would have it, Annie is brought back to the Orphanage just as Miss Grace Farrell, secretary to the billionaire industrialist Oliver Warbucks, arrives to select an orphan to spend Christmas at the Warbucks mansion. Grace chooses Annie.

Warbucks is so taken with Annie, he decides to adopt her, but before he can approach the little girl about his plans, Annie tells him the story of her locket and her hopes that she might one day find her parents again. Warbucks, wanting nothing more than to make Annie happy, offers $50,000 to anyone who can prove that they are Annie's parents. Learning of the handsome cash reward, Miss Hannigan, assisted by her crooked brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, hatches a plot to get the money. The key to their success is their knowledge of Annie's silver locket.

 

2010-2011 Production

Presented November 12-21, 2010 - Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa

 

Cast of Characters

Sophia Rathwell-Swettenham Annie
Marie-Pier Jean Annie Alternate/Chorus
Gabrielle-Lynn Dunning Kate
Grace Duern Julie
Emily Tieu Duffy
Laura D'Amico Pepper
Tate Holm Tessie
McKenna Mellon Molly
Megan Damini Charlotte
Elliza Bowie Daphne
Trevor Houle Daddy Warbucks
Barb Seabright-Moore Miss Hannigan
Irish O'Brien Grace
Ken Tucker FDR
Jesse Gervais Rooster
Christa Cullain Lily St. Regis
Jim Robertson Bert Healy
Paula Berry Star to be /Boylan
Alyssa Radulescu Boylan/Chorus
Tasia Loeffler-Vulpe Boylan/Chorus
Cheryl Dubois Sophie/Chorus
Murray Doggett Drake/Chorus
Nabil Ayoub Mr. Bundles/Chorus
Tim Hillock Officer Ward/Chorus
Mikaela Berg Chorus
Liane Wray Chorus
Myriam Laliberte Chorus
Erika Seguin Chorus
Jodie-Lee Primeau Chorus
Ben Blacklock Chorus
Gabriel Dugdale-Roberge Chorus
Pino Dicorato Chorus
Michael David Chorus
Jim Morrison Chorus
Mike Babineau Chorus

 

Orchestra

TBD

 

Production Personnel

Artistic Director Judy Follett-Johns
Musical Director John McGovern
Choreographer Aileen Szkwarek
Executive Producer Steve Jones
Producer Debbie Miller-Smith
Stage Manager Charles Russell
Technical Director John Solman
Set Designer Nancy Solman
Scenic Artist Tony Walker
Costume Designer(s) Judy Froome
Wardrobe Mistress Tiara Wallace
Costume Production Manager Tiara Wallace
Lighting Designer Rob Puchyr
Sound Designer John Cybanski
Make-Up Designer Kerry Price
Hair Designer Kerry Price
Master Carpenter Peter Wilson
Rehearsal Accompanist Tom Mordasewicz
Audition Accompanist Cheryl Jarvis Woods
Production Assistant Cheryl Jarvis Woods
Props Designer(s) Ruth Haller
Properties Carpenter Jennifer Hogan,
Anne McGuire
Social Convenor - Orpheus House N/A
Theatre Food - Coordinator  
ASSISTANTS (A),
APPRENTICES (@)
 
To Musical Director (A) Cheryl Jarvis Woods
To Choreographer (A) Jennifer Quinn
To Stage Manager @ Michael Schilder,
(A) Caitlin Moore,
(A) Tara Picciano-Lanouette
Volunteer Coordinator Maureen Speer

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1985-1986 Production

Annie 1985 Program CoverPresented November 22-30, 1985 at the High School of Commerce Auditorium, Ottawa, Ontario

 

Cast of Characters

Annie Naida Gosselin
Molly Adrienne Gould
Kate Kirsten Smith
Tessie Amy Halpenny
Shirley Lena Harrington
Alice Deanna Telner
Pepper Janet McKeange
Julie Alanis Morissette
Duffy Libby Livingston
Miss Hannigan Sheila Shields
Bundles McCloskey Alan Mainguy
An Appleseller Roger Webber-Taylor
Dog Catchers Bill Sangalli, Larry Edelson
Lt. Ward Steve Arscott
A Star To Be Christine Drew
An Usherette Judi Cragg
The Hooverville-ites Brian Levesque, Vern Fraser, Barry Daley, Gary King, Christine Drew, Toni Starratt, Melodie MacDonald, Martha Scott-Humphry, Lynn Spence, Jacki Campeau, Chris Amott
Policemen Charles MacLean, Todd Lynn
Passersby Jennifer Gould, Robert Gould
Rooster Hannigan/Ralph Mudge Chris Amott
Lily St. Regis/Shirley Mudge Jacki Campeau
Bert Healy Michael Gareau
Fred McCracken Robert Gould
Wacky Duddy
Jimmy Johnson Alan Mainguy
The Boylan Sisters Judi Cragg, Lynn Spence, Jacki Campeau
Sound Effects Man Barry Daley
Franklin D. Roosevelt Dan Baran
Louis Howe John Mackay
Perkins

Martha Scott-Humphry

Hull Michael Gareau
Ickes Vern Fraser
Morganthau Steve Arscott
A Secretary Melodie MacDonald
Sandy, the dog Nici

 

Orchestra

Conductor Rod Holmes
 Violins Irving Thompson, Florence Dunne, Neila Peach, Millicent Shaw
Cello Steve Smith
Bass Jamie Gatti
Keyboards Lorna Rice
Guitar/Banjo Bruce Clausen
Percussion Art Beers
Drums Glenn Robb
Trumpets Sid Holmes, John Harrison
Trombones Drummond Hudson, Marlene Field
Tuba Nick Atkinson
Woodwinds Michael Mullin, John Hilchie, Norman 'Duke' McGuirl, Laurie Lund, Frank Lozano

 

Production Team

Director Barry Bielby
Musical Director Rod Holmes
Choreographer Ann Holtz
Assistant Director J.A. Wallace
Assistant to the Musical Director Joyce Landry
Production Coordinator Terry Moran
Associate Production Coordinator Barry Caiger
Stage Manager Don Lambton
Assistant Stage Manager Malvary Cole
Set Designer Nancy Solman
Costume Designer Bev Whitehead
Costume Mistress Norma Coll
Properties Designer Susan Fowler
Sound and Sound Effects Bill Butterworth
Lighting Designer Neil Spicer
Hair Stylist Raymond Whitney
Make-up Artist Judi Cragg
Workshop Chairman Tom Mordasewicz
Master Carpenter John Solman
Crew Chief Faye Lavell
Head Flyman Terry Moran
Accompanist Lorna Rice