Annie

Annie

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY)

Season 4-19 October 2013
Venue ANU Arts Centre

Leapin' Lizards! One of the world's best-loved musicals is now being presented in Canberra!

Phoenix Players is proud to present Annie - a family show full of comedy, catchy songs and lot of heart. Recently revived on the professional stage, Annie is based on Harold Gray's "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip which debuted in 1924. Annie is set in Depression Era New York City at a time when the economy looked bleak, government seemed ineffective and the average citizen was desperate and frustrated. With its hopeful message and unwavering belief in a better tomorrow, Annie has become one of theatre's most well-known and popular musicals, playing in over 22 countries worldwide including the UK, Argentina, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Spain and Australia.

TheStory

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. We find Annie, a spunky, redheaded orphan, in a New York City Orphanage where she had been abandoned years ago by her parents. In defiance of the cruel embittered orphanage matron Miss Hannigan, Annie decides to run away and find her parents. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC - never knowing that this will lead to a whole new exciting adventure. Helped by billionaire Oliver Warbucks, Grace, his personal secretary and a lovable mutt named Sandy, Annie finds out what happens to her parents, meets the President Roosevelt and finds a new home and family.

PerformanceDates

Friday 4 October, 8pm
Saturday 5 October, 8pm
Wednesday 9 October, 8pm
Thursday 10 October, 8pm
Friday 11 October, 8pm
Saturday 12 October, 2pm
Saturday 12 October, 8pm
Sunday 13 October, 2pm
Thursday 17 October, 8pm
Friday 18 October, 8pm
Saturday 19 October, 2pm
Saturday 19 October, 8pm

ProductionTeam

Director Kelda McManus
Musical Director Rose Shorney
Choreographer Annette Sharpe
Choreographer's assistants Madelyn White and Lara Niven
Production Manager Pam McManus
Production Assistant Jennie Norberry
Set design and construction SteNita Sets
Anita Davenport and Steve Galinec
Kelda McManus, Annette Sharpe, Dave Smith, Morgan Fiveash, Jeanette Fitzsimmons, Larry Larkin, Madelyn White, Casey Shaw, Peita Chappell, Don Bemrose, Tom White, Dennis Bittisnich, Kaya Byrne, Kathleen McCoy
Costume design and construction Judy Satrapa and Jennie Norberry
Sewing assistance Fiona Leech, Suzan Cooper, Mary Harrigan, Kellie Furner, Ximena Nikias, Martine Griffiths, Kerrie Brown, Lucy Jones, Vicki Purcell and Casey Shaw
Makeup and hair Marie Donnell
Publicity Pam McManus, Judy Satrapa and Barbara Denham
Stage Manager Dave Smith
Assistant Stage Manager Morgan Fiveash and Dave Pinkerton
Lighting design and operation Liam Ashton
Lighting assistant Rohan Ashton
Sound Kieren Gillis and Jarrett Prosser
Audio design and operation Jarrett Prosser and Kieren Gillis
Radio Microphone Technicians Sophie Stanton, Jessica Hammond, Alex Rogers
Props Manager Jeshka McConnell
Props construction and sourcing Kelda McManus, Annette Sharpe, Lara Niven, Eliza Niven, Tessa Niven, Jennie Norberry
Backstage crew Scott Kennewell, Rachel Laloz, Sabina Delaney, Jenny Williams, Jessica Hammond, Katherine Ianno, Emily Ianno, Alex Rogers, Tom Lee, Dorothy Kosci, Alex Bounds, Ben Trabinger, Rebecca Harman, Nicole De Lorenzo, Lachlan Ruffy, Darren Cullerne
Program Co-ordinator Dim Ristevski
Program Design and Construction 2B Advertising and Design
Front of House Manager Sean Ladlow
Photography Michael Moore and Donna Larkin
Dog trainer Heather Carswell

Cast

Orphan casts

There are two orphan casts in our production of Annie. If you would like to see a particular orphan perform, please check the performance dates for each cast below. Please note, if an orphan is sick or is injured they will be covered by their equivalent person from the other cast.

Annie Clare Pinkerton Lydia Milosavljevic
Molly Paris Ellis Georgia Forster
Tessie Katy Larkin Tessa Niven
Kate Hayley Thelan Amelia Anderson Nickson
July Victoria Nikias Abigail Dunn
Pepper Ruby Larsen Aishia Gatdula
Duffy Brianna Fitzsimmons Kaitlin Nihill
Rosy Charlotte Whiter Taylah Bell
Friday Lily Begbie Eliza Niven
Jessie Haylee Bell Mia Woodford
Daisy Maddie Becvarik Bella Furner
Trixie Izzie Becvarik Chloe Halley
Performance dates
for each orphan cast
Saturday 5 October, 8pm
Thursday 10 October, 8pm
Saturday 12 October, 2pm
Sunday 13 October, 2pm
Friday 18 October, 8pm
Saturday 19 October, 8pm
Friday 4 October, 8pm
Wednesday 9 October, 8pm
Friday 11 October, 8pm
Saturday 12 October, 8pm
Thursday 17 October, 8pm
Saturday 19 October, 2pm

Adult cast

Daddy Warbucks Don Bemrose
Grace Miranda Cookman
Miss Hannigan Judy Satrapa
Lily Maigan Fowler
Rooster Dim Ristevski
President Roosevelt Bill Lord
Sandy Maverick
Ensemble Barbara Denham
  Caitlin Dawson
  Casey Shaw
  Cody Denham
  Dennis Bittisnich
  Erin Davis
  Gaby Schmid
  Hannah Amann
  Isobel Wynd
  Jamie Denham
  Josh Kelly
  Kathleen McCoy
  Kaya Byrne
  Kerrie Brown
  Kylie Becvarik
  Lara Niven
  Marcus Hurley
  Martine Griffiths
  Michael Jeffries
  Peita Chappell
  Rebecca Griffiths
  Richard Niven
  Robbie Matthews
  Steve Galinec
  Talisha Jackson
  Tom White

Orchestra

Violin Elysia Fisher
Violin Jacqueline Smith
Violin Jacqueline Forde
Violin Eliana Piddington
Violin Jane Bairnsfather
Violin Bronwyn Potter
Cello Amy Jarvoll
Flute/Piccolo Bernie Evans
Flute/Alto flute Amanda Magnusson
Sax/Clarinet Bronwyn Pascalidis
Sax/Clarinet Kirsten Nilsson
Sax/Clarinet Sandra Cruikshank
Trumpet Sarrah McIntosh
Trumpet Adam Pettigrove
Trombone Felicity Boxall
Trombone David Tricks
Trombone Simon Hukin
Tuba Peter McDonald
Keyboard Ewan
Keyboard Catherine Rheinberger
Guitar Gabe Trew
Bass Eric Dallas
Percussion Ron Tito
Percussion Jenna Hinton

Photo Gallery

Photographs supplied by Captured Moments


Our Annie's and Sandy


Warbucks, Grace and Annie


Annie and Molly


Annie in the orphanage


Annie and Hannigan


Annie and Molly


It's a hard knock life


Bundles and Miss Hannigan


Hooverville


Little girls


Miss Hannigan


Hannigan, Lily and ROoster


Grace, Annie and Drake


Grace, Annie and Drake


Warbucks and Annie


Star to be


Warbucks and Annie


Sandy


Warbucks


Radio station


Radio station


Radio station


Radio station


Orphanage


The Mudges


The White House


The White House


Gussy her up


Annie and Warbucks


Annie and Warbucks


Annie and Warbucks