Nov 23 – Dec 30, 2018
Music by Charles Strouse
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|Annie Performance Schedule|
|Faith Young as Annie:||Visesia Fakatoufifita as Annie:|
|November 24 8:00 PM
November 27 7:30 PM
November 28 7:30 PM
December 1 8:00 PM
December 2 1:30 and 7:00 PM
December 7 8:00 PM
December 8 2:00 and 8:00 PM
December 12 7:30 PM
December 13 7:30 PM
December 14 8:00 PM
December 16 7:00 PM
December 18 7:30 PM
December 19 7:30 PM
December 22 1:00 and 7:30 PM
December 23 1:00 PM
December 27 7:30 PM
December 28 7:30 PM
December 30 1:00 and 7:00 PM
|November 23 8:00 PM
November 24 2:00 PM
November 29 7:30 PM
November 30 8:00 PM
December 1 2:00 PM
December 4 7:30 PM
December 5 7:30 PM
December 6 7:30 PM
December 9 1:30 and 7:00 PM
December 11 7:30 PM
December 15 2:00 and 8:00 PM
December 16 1:30 PM
December 20 1:30 and 7:30 PM
December 21 7:30 PM
December 26 7:30 PM
December 27 1:30 PM
December 29 1:00 and 7:30 PM
|CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR||PRODUCTION SPONSOR||RESTAURANT SPONSOR|
Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Director: Billie Wildrick
Choreographer: Kelli Foster Warder
Music Director: Caryl Fantel
Scenic Designer: Beowulf Boritt
Costume Designers: Suzy Benzinger & Leon Dobkowski
Lighting Designer: Mary Louise Geiger
Sound Designer: Joanna Lynne Staub
Hair and Wig Designer: Mary Pyanowski Jones
Animals by: William Berloni
Production Stage Manager: Jeffrey K. Hanson
Check out our Annie Study Guide, a helpful resource for those unfamiliar with the play or the theater, especially children.
Read more about Annie on our blog!
Annie Cast (click for bio):
Allgood has over a dozen 5th Avenue Theatre credits, notably The Old Woman in Candide (Gregory nomination) and Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music. Allgood has appeared in numerous Broadway, touring, regional, and Seattle roles, and was a 2017 ACT Theatre CORE Company member.
5th Avenue Theatre debut. Regional: Newsies, The Last Starfighter, Anne of Green Gables, Aida. Bennett received the 2017 5th Avenue Theatre Award for Outstanding Actor and a Jimmy Award nomination for his role as Sam Wheat in Ghost the Musical. Thanks to his family and friends for all their support!
Bennett is thrilled to be making her 5th Avenue Theatre debut. She has been seen locally as JoJo in Seussical and Sebastian in The Little Mermaid. Past productions: Shrek and the lead sheep in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Kylie, Paige, Lilly, Sam, Joy, Shoshauna, and countless friends for their support, love, and encouragement and for believing in her.
NICHOLAS JAPAUL BERNARD
NICHOLAS JAPAUL BERNARD
Bernard feels very “Sally Field winning her Oscar” about his 5th Avenue Theatre debut in Annie. Being black, queer, and disabled, Bernard hopes to make space for others like him within theater en masse. Regional: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Hedwig), Ragtime (Coalhouse).
5th Avenue Theatre debut. Broadway: The Glass Menagerie (Laura u/s). Regional: Seattle Rep: Pride and Prejudice (Mrs. Bennett), Boeing Boeing (Gretchen), Dancing at Lughnasa (Rose), Betrayal (Emma), The Great Gatsby (Jordan Baker). ACT Theatre: Ramayana (Kaikeyi), Celebration (Sonia), Old Times (Kate); Long Wharf (Connecticut); Colorado Shakespeare Festival; and five seasons at the Guthrie Theatre (Minneapolis). TV/Film: John Adams, Two and a Half Men.
Corley is delighted to return to The 5th Avenue Theatre! Her previous 5th Avenue credit: Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden. Regional: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Shrek (Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre), and Les Misérables (Village Theatre). Youth Theatre: Studio East. TV: Z Nation. Thanks and love to cast and crew, Mary Jo, Angela, STS, Mom, Dad, and sisters—Mae and Nell.
Dunbar is so excited to be making her 5th Avenue Theatre debut! Regional: The Sound of Music and Annie (Leavenworth Summer Theater). Youth Theatre: Missoula Children’s Theatre, of which Dunbar received a Best Actress award. She thoroughly enjoys pursuing her passion of performing and musical theater. With love, thank you Mom, Dad, Luke, and family, friends, teachers, as well as past directors and castmates for their endless encouragement, support, and guidance.
LAUREN DU PREE
LAUREN DU PREE
The 5th: Ragtime (Sarah’s Friend), The Pajama Game, Man of La Mancha (Antonia), How to Succeed Regional: Village Theatre: String (Lachesis), Dreamgirls (Deena), My Heart is The Drum (Kanika); Portland Center Stage; The Kennedy Center; Ford’s Theatre; Signature Theatre. TV: Biz Kid$. IG: @justdu_pree.
Fakatoufifita is thrilled to be making her debut at The 5th Avenue Theatre. She has been performing on stage since age five. Recent credits include Annie at Auburn Avenue Theatre, Oliver at Manestage Theatre. Past favorite productions are Shrek, Alice in Wonderland, and Willy Wonka at Puyallup Children’s Theatre. She would like to thank her parents, Zachary Kellogg, Becky Kellogg, and Deanna Martinez for all their love and support.
Geiselman is from Gig Harbor and is beyond excited to be in his first 5th Avenue Theatre show! He has been dancing all his life at his mom’s dance studio Just for Kicks. Favorite roles include Billy Elliot in Pixie Dust Productions, Specs in Newsies at TMP. Love to his sister Jazzy, friends, and his family.
Glynn, age 12, is absolutely thrilled to be making her 5th Avenue Theatre debut! She has been recently seen in Studio East mainstage productions. Favorite roles include performing as Michael Banks in Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical and Young Raja in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Glynn wishes to thank her voice instructor, Jeannette d’Armand, her parents and friends, and Billie for all of their support.
LOLA MAY HAVENS
LOLA MAY HAVENS
Havens is delighted to be making her debut at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Starting at the age of 5, Havens has performed in Hello, Dolly!; Aida; The Addams Family; Annie; Sweeney Todd; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Seussical the Musical; and Peter Pan.
Previously at The 5th: Kiss Me, Kate (Lilli/Kate); Oliver!; The Pirates of Penzance; Saving Aimee; Candide; and Buddy. 5th Avenue Theatre co-productions: Jacques Brel… and Vanities— A New Musical (Kathy) with ACT Theatre; and Beatsville (Natasha) with Asolo Repertory Theatre. CaymanIlika.com.
Jones is very excited to be back at The 5th as Miss Hannigan! The 5th: Cinderella, ELF, Carousel, Hairspray in Concert. With more than 40 credits to her name, some favorite theaters include: Regional: Seattle Rep, Intiman, ACT Theatre (Seattle); The Mark Taper Forum (LA); The Goodman Theatre (Chicago); The Guthrie (Minneapolis); Arizona Theatre Company. National/International tours: The Miracle Worker, Menopause The Musical (toured for seven years).
Juarez is very excited to make her 5th Avenue Theatre debut! She began sharing her passion for performing arts at Just for Kicks School of Dance, Admiral Theatre, CSTOCK, and Kitsap Forest Theater. Special thanks to Tanya Bleil-Johnson, Stephanie Brush, Taylor Tsvyetkov, Amy Knickerbocker, and Kim Hurst. All her love and sincerest gratitude to friends and family, especially Mommy, Daddy, and Kolby.
Kinder is thrilled to be a part of Annie. 5th Avenue Theatre credits: A Christmas Story (Flick) and Oliver! (Fagin’s Gang). Regional: Billy Elliot the Musical (Michael, 2016 Gregory Award Recipient for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical) and Singin’ in the Rain (Young Cosmo).
5th Avenue Theatre debut! 2018 5th Avenue Theatre High School Musical Awards nominee for
The 5th Avenue Theatre: Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Colonel John Falstaff in Lone Star Love. Broadway: Thenardier in Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: Kismet at ELT, Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Todd Lincoln at York Theatre. National Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Damn Yankees with Dick Van Dyke, 42nd Street with Loretta Swit. Regional: Arena Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Alley Theatre, Goodspeed, and Paper Mill Playhouse.
JOHN PATRICK LOWRIE
JOHN PATRICK LOWRIE
Previously at The 5th: Seven productions. Lowrie has worked in regional theater for the last 30 years. Voice actor in over 25 video games. Best Actor in an Audio Drama, Best Director in an Audio Drama, 2014. Best Script for an Audio Drama, 2015. ForeWord Firsts Award, 2011.
From Seattle, Mills earned her BA in acting from WWU. The 5th selected: A Chorus Line (Sheila), West Side Story (Velma), How to Succeed… (Miss Krumholtz), ELF (Shawanda). Regional: Asolo Repertory’s Evita, The MUNY’s Jersey Boys. Love to Josh.
Papadakis can’t describe how elated she is to perform at The 5th! Credits: The Brothers K (Freddy/Book- It), Wait Until Dark (Gloria/ Driftwood Players), It’s a Wonderful Life (Zuzu/Theater Anonymous), Jane Eyre (Adele/Book-It) and her upcoming role in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Abilene /SCT). A 12-year-old from Magnolia, Papadakis has performed with Seattle Girls’ Choir, played piano since age six, and recently joined Vocalpoint. Thank you to her family for bringing music into her life!
TIMOTHY McCUEN PIGGEE
TIMOTHY McCUEN PIGGEE
Eighth 5th Avenue Theatre production. Broadway: Catch Me If You Can. Regional: Denver Center Theatre, Fences (Lyons); Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King); ACT Theatre, A Christmas Carol (Scrooge); Village Theatre, Chicago (Billy); Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Glass Menagerie (Tom). Film/TV: Navy Diver, 65th Annual Tony Awards, The Letterman Show. Recipient, 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship. Gregory A. Falls Sustained Achievement award.
Power, 11, is thrilled and grateful to be making her 5th Avenue Theatre debut! She loves performing, and favorite recent roles include Queen of Hearts in Wonderland (Seattle Children’s Theatre Summer Season) and Kate in Annie (Seattle Musical Theater). Power also enjoys dancing, playing piano, reading, and hanging out with her dog, Ramona, and her friends. She thanks her family, teachers, and friends for all their love and support.
FAITH BENNETT RUSSELL
FAITH BENNETT RUSSELL
Russell has been working as an actress, director, choreographer, and teaching artist for the past 30-plus years and is delighted to be making her 5th Avenue Theatre debut. Past credits include Grand Concourse (Seattle Public Theater), My Heart is the Drum (Village Theatre), and Best of Enemies (Taproot Theater).
Russell makes her 5th Avenue Theatre debut as Millie. The 10-year-old has performed regionally with Seattle’s Littlest Performers; and with Broadway Bound’s production of Annie (July) and Willy Wonka (Mike TV). When she’s not writing songs, playing guitar, or singing, she’s on the field with Seattle United’s Premier Soccer team. Russell is a fifth grader in John Stanford’s Spanish Immersion Program. She’d like to thank the 5th Avenue Theatre team and her family for making this opportunity possible.
Skerritt is overjoyed to be back at The 5th! The 5th: How to Succeed... (Hedy LaRue), The Sound of Music (Elsa Schraeder), A Christmas Story (Mother), ELF (Deb). The 5th/ACT: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) and Grey Gardens (Young Little Edie). Additional credits: Xanadu (Kira/Clio) with Village Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company; String (Atropos), The Producers (Ulla), Singin' in the Rain (Lina Lamont), and Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne) with Village Theatre. Endless gratitude to everyone at The 5th. Much love to Dane.
At The 5th: Hunchback (Clopin), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis), A Christmas Story (Old Man), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Lancelot). SCT: Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Caractacus Potts). Village Theatre: Full Monty (Jerry), Trails (Mike), No Way to Treat a Lady (Morris Brummell). Love to Jess.
Tenenbaum hails all the way from London, England and has decided to call Seattle his new home. He is absolutely beside himself as he is making his 5th Avenue Theatre debut! Credits include Regional: Dreamgirls, The Pillowman, Boeing Boeing, RENT, The Toxic Avenger, Pygmalion. Twitter/Instagram: TENENBAVM.
Thomas is elated to be returning to The 5th for Annie. Recently seen in Mamma Mia!, other credits include Hairspray and Dreamgirls at Village Theatre, teaching artist at Book-It Repertory Theatre, and Night of the Living Dead with Auburn Community Players. He lives for the stage!
The 5th: Kiss Me, Kate; Mamma Mia!; Assassins; Pirates of Penzance; Saving Aimee; Aladdin; A Christmas Story; Catch Me If You Can; and others. Broadway: Scandalous. National Tour: Hello, Dolly! Village Theatre: Iron Curtain, Million Dollar Quartet, Tommy, and others. SCT: Goodnight Moon, The Wizard of Oz, Busytown, and others. Wolfe is also the Artistic Director of Showtunes Theatre Company. Love to Bryan. Matt-Wolfe.net.
Making her 5th Avenue Theatre debut as Annie is a dream come true! Regional credits: Annie (Annie), Seattle Musical Theatre/Auburn Avenue; James and the Giant Peach (James), Village Theatre KIDSTAGE; White Christmas (Susan), Beauty and the Beast (Chip), A Christmas Story (Randy) ManeStage Theatre. She is beyond grateful to Brenda and Jay, Billie, Julia, Angela, Kerstin, Elise, mom and dad, and most of all, God. Ephesians 3:20-21.
Macy was adopted form Rocky Spot Rescue of Oklahoma City, OK in December 2009 by trainer Bill Berloni. Theater: Annie beginning in 2010 and just finished three years on the National Tour. TV: The National Dog Show, sharing spots with John O’Hurley. This marks her Seattle theatrical debut.
Sunny was adopted by Bill Berloni in spring of 2012 for the revival of Annie on Broadway from the Houston, TX Animal Control the day before she was to be put to sleep. TV: Annie’s Search for Sandy, From Wags to Riches. She stayed with the show on Broadway until 2014 and was with the National Tour for two years.
Annie is adapted from the classic comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” and is set in New York in 1933. Annie is a family show, however, please note that children under 4 and babes in arms will not be admitted. Parents concerned about content and appropriateness for their families should peruse the following details.
Almost none. A few “damns” are spoken by Oliver Warbucks.
Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage and is the show’s chief villain, is seen drinking, sometimes from a flask, sometimes from a bottle. She tells the orphans (who are not fooled), “It’s medicine!” and is later seen suffering from a hangover.
The guests at Annie’s adoption party are served champagne.
Miss Hannigan flirts with the laundry man, but he is not responsive. Later she will sing, “I’m an ordinary woman / with feelings / I’d like a man to nibble on my ear / But I’ll admit no man has bit / So how come I’m the mother of the year?”
Miss Hannigan is confronted by Rooster, her ne’er-do-well brother, accompanied by his girlfriend Lily St. Regis (named for the hotel). When Lily asks if Mr. Warbucks is “the millionaire,” Miss Hannigan responds, “No, the billionaire, you dumb ho . . . tel.”
Annie and Molly both indicate that their parents abandoned them; the orphans, who work on sewing machines all day, are being used for slave labor. In song, Miss Hannigan confesses she would like to wring the orphans’ necks.
As she wanders New York searching for her parents, Annie encounters homeless people, victims of the Depression, who are living in improvised shanties. She is distressed when the police break up and destroy the camp.
Rooster, who is pretending to be Annie’s father to claim a $50,000 reward, flashes a switchblade knife when asked what his plans are for her: “When the Rooster wants something to disappear, it disappears.”