Annie

Annie

Music by Charles Strouse, book by Thomas Meehan, lyrics by Martin Charnin
By arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd

Season 16-31 January 2004
Venue Belconnen Theatre

TheStory

Due to the cruel orphanage matron, Miss Hannigan, Annie, a spunky, redheaded orphan, decides to run away and find her parents. After, eventually managing to escape the orphanage, she ends up being sent back by Officer Ward of the NYPD. Soon though, her luck improves. Billionaire Oliver Warbucks decides to invite an orphan over to his house for Christmas and Annie is chosen. The two quickly hit it off and he agrees to help Annie find her parents by putting up a $50,000 reward. Miss Hannigan's brother, Rooster, and his girlfriend, Lily, pretend to be Annie's parents by using information provided by Miss Hannigan. At the last minute, President Roosevelt intervenes to announce that the FBI has discovered that Annie's parents are in fact dead. In the end Hannigan, Rooster, and Lily are all arrested and Annie is adopted by Warbucks.

ProductionTeam

Director John Alsford
Assistant Director Belinda Hassall
Musical Director Jennifer Groom
Choreographer Belinda Hassall
Assistant Choreographer Katie Methorst
Production Manager Liz Methorst
Stage Manager Myles Leon
Assistant Stage Manager Ruth Crabb
Set Design Cathie Clelland
Costume Design Jenny Wookey
Lighting Design Anne Teasdale, Travis Harpley
Sound Design Simon Ellero
Set Co-ordinators Paul Tremble, Cathie Clelland, Ron Abrahams
Lighting Operators Andrew Topperwein, Alex Rogers David Paterson
Costumes Jody Potts, Susan Cooper, Anna Wise, Meredith Malcolm
Orphans Co-ordinator Janette Bingley
Make Up Janette Humphrey
Hairdressing Heather Paterson
Production Manager Liz Methorist
Set Construction Paul Tremble, Myles Leon, John Alsford, Kevin Caruana
Props Nick Leon, Marilyn McCormack
Crew Eve Everard, Tony Retter, Ryan d'Argeavel, Jens Andersen, Scott Byrne, Jamie Swann, Katie Barnes, Andrew Bailey, Michael Postula, Warwick Pitt
Publicity Kathy Thomas, Pam,Macmanus, Liz Methorist, David Paterson

Cast

Annie Millie Malcolm, Annie Paterson
Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks Danny O'Neill
Grace Farrell Jo Willans
Agatha Hannigan Michelle Klemke
Rooster Hannigan Arron Grainger
Lily St Regis Olivia Harkin
Drake (The Butler)/Bert Healy Gary Collinson
President Roosevelt Graham Bauerle
Kate Alisia Garcia
Pepper Alex Carson
Duffy Zoe Baldwin
Molly Jessica Bingley
July Lidia Samcewicz-Parham
Tessie Alexa Peggie
A Star to be Anna Wise
Sandy the Dog Sunny
Adult Chorus Oliver Bailey, Kirsten Brooks, Sandra d'Argeaval, Toby Francis, Robyn Page, Maureen Read, Dim Ristevski, Will Sanders, Peter Smith
Children's Chorus Lucy Allen, Chloe Briggs, Katie Dewar, Ruby Dixon, Hali Kyrgios, Madeline McWilliams, Billie Milne, Stephanie Orlando, Amy Perkins, Kate Rafferty, Daisy Sanders, Eliza Sanders, Brianna Thomas, Naomi Thomas

Orchestra

Conductor Jennifer Groom
Flute/Piccolo Lisa Nagy
Amanda Magnussen
Tracy Kauffman
Violin Michael Owen
Cheryl Peffer
Clarinet/Saxophone Kirsten Nilsson
Bronwyn Arneson
Cello Megan Peffer
Martin Elias
Clarinet Francesca Nagy
Jon Rosalky
Double Bass Juliet Flook
Oboe Ian Mallyon
Keyboard Ewan Harwood
Trumpet Sarah Hibberd
Brian Stone
Guitar Carl Sampson
Tuba Peter McDonald
Percussion Aaron Weissmann
Tim Hauptmann
Trombone Dana Parker
Julia Reed

Awards

Canberra Area Theatre AwardsNominations

Best Actor in a Musical Danny O'Neill
Best Actress in a Musical Annie Paterson
Best Ensemble The Orphans