Albany Civic Theater – Albany, OR

Albany Civic Theater - Albany, OR

now in our 71st season

Annie

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

Directed by: Christi E. Sears

Performances: May 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13(m), 17, 18, 19, 20(m), 24, 25, 26

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. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Director

Christi E. Sears has a string of hit musicals and plays to her credit, including: Big FishShrekYoung FrankensteinAvenue QThoroughly Modern MillieCurtainsSteel MagnoliasThe ProducersThe Music ManHello, Dolly!The Rocky Horror ShowPirates of PenzanceInto the WoodsYou’re a Good Man, Charlie BrownBell, Book and CandleAuntie Mame, and Greater Tuna at ACT. Christi also directed at CCT: CinderellaDamn Yankees, and Little Shop of Horrors. A long-time administrative member at ACT, Christi has served three terms as president and two terms as treasurer. She currently is our costume manager. Christi resides in Albany and  has worked for over 22 years as the Accounting Manager at Palm Harbor Homes. 

Cast of Characters

Annie: Lily Johnson (will perform Tessie on 5/10, 5/17, 5/24)
Daddy Warbucks: Dennis Fisher
Grace Ferrell: Rebecca Douglas
Miss Hannigan: Kelley Marchbanks
Rooster Hannigan: Aaron Marchbanks
Lily St. Regis: Heidi Kravitz
FDR: Tom Martin
Molly: Katie O’Brien
Kate: Fiona Hill
Tessie: Teza Ross (Annie understudy: performances on 5/10, 5/17, 5/24)
Pepper: Lilly Marchbanks
Duffy: Molly Hare
July: Madelyn Vatcoskay
Orphan: Isabella Synder
Orphan: Amelia Lunceford
Orphan: Isabelle Johnson
Orphan: Ceci Chapman
Orphan: Courtnie Bartholomeusz
Orphan: Chloe Bertoli
Bundles/Hooverville Man 2/Warbucks Servant/NY/Wacky/Hull: John Ross
Ward (Policeman)/Warbucks Chauffeur/NY/Ickes: Josh Anderson
Apple Seller Hooverville/Mrs. Greer/NY: Alice Tucker
Hooverville/Mrs. Pugh/NY: Mirinda Keeling
Dog Catcher/Drake/Bert Healy/Kaltenborn (voice over): Ray Phipps
2nd Dog Catcher in Hooverville and NY/Warbucks Servant: AJ Hartley
Hooverville/Warbucks Servant/NY: Karlie Guilliot
Hooverville/Warbucks Servant/NY: Jarred Shefield
Man 1 Hooverville/Warbucks Servant/NY/Johnson Masked Announcer/Morganthau: Myles Fisher
Woman 1 Hooverville/Cecille French Maid/NY/Ronnie Boylan: Michelle Giles
Woman 2 Hooverville/Annette French Maid/NY/Judge Brandeis: Johanna Spencer
Woman 3 Hooverville/Warbucks Maid/NY Star To Be (solo): Jasmin Hancock
Woman 4 Hooverville/Warbucks Maid/NY Usherette Voice Over/Connie Boylan: Michelle Anderson
Eddie/Warbucks Maid/NY/Howe/Bonnie Boylan: Douglass Anne Cartwright
Sophie/Warbucks Maid/NY/Perkins: Shauna Kiefiuk
Hooverville/Warbucks Maid/NY: Emma Kennedy
Hooverville/Warbucks Maid/NY: Audrey Spotswood
Hooverville/Warbucks Maid/NY: Marie Guthrie
Hooverville/Warbucks Maid/NY: Samantha Kellar
Hooverville/Warbucks Maid/NY: Isabelle Bertoli
Marine: Ben Napper
Sandy: Lexi Bear