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Book by
Thomas Meehan

Music by
Charles Strouse

Lyrics by
Martin Charnin

also starring

Lauren Sprague | Julie Kavanagh | Nicholas Rodriguez

Featuring 45 local students from Broadway Method Academy

Annie, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, comes to the Playhouse stage this February. This musical features songs like "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard Knock Life"; a perfect musical for the whole family!

Scenic Design:
Ryan Howell

Lighting Design:
Weston G. Wetzel

Music Direction by:
Scott Handley

Costume Design:
Colleen Fitzsimons

Music Direction:
J. Scott Handley & Jad Bernardo

Choreography:
Audra Bryant

Direction:
Connor Deane

Executive Producers:
Connor Deane, J. Scott Handley, David Dreyfoos


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Friday, February 8th 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 9th 1:30 PM
Saturday, February 9th 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 10th 1:30 PM
Sunday, February 10th 7:00 PM (Cancelled)
Friday, February 15th 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 16th 1:30 PM
Saturday, February 16th 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 17th 1:30 PM

Run Time - 2 Hours & 35 Minutes with a 15 minute intermission

ABOUT THE CAST

Klea Blackhurst - Miss Hannigan

KLEA BLACKHURST known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, Klea recently starred Off-Broadway opposite Hayley Mills in Party Face. She played the title role in the world premiere production of Hazel at Drury Lane in Chicago, a classic second banana in The Nutty Professor, premiering in Nashville, directed by Jerry Lewis with a score by Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes and as Dolly in Goodspeed Opera’s 50th Anniversary production of Hello, Dolly! Klea is a charter member of the Jerry Herman Legacy Concerts for the ASCAP Foundation and a distinguished Alumna of the University of Utah.

Paul Schoeffler - Oliver Warbucks

Paul Schoeffler - Broadway: Rock of Ages (Hertz), Sweet Charity (Vidal) opposite Christina Applegate, Beauty and
the Beast (Lumiere), Peter Pan (Hook, filmed for A&E), Sunset Boulevard (DeMille) with Glenn Close, Cyrano (le
Bret), Nine with Antonio Banderas, Victor/Victoria, Sunday in the Park with George. Numerous Off Broadway productions Encores!, Second Stage, Pearl Theater, among others. Extensive concert work in NYC includes Town Hall, Feinsteins at 54 Below, Birdland and venues across the country. TV guest starring work on Blacklist, Person of Interest, Midnight Caller among others. Voice over work includes NBC, CBS, ESPN, CNN, numerous commercial campaigns and many seasons of animated work. Lead roles in regional theaters across the country. Teaching includes NYU Tisch and CAP 21. Member New York Singing Teacher's Association. paulschoeffler.net. Mi familia. Mi vida.

Nicholas Rodriguez - Rooster Hannigan

NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ Broadway/National Tour: Tarzan, Sound of Music (Captain von Trapp). Off-Broadway: Toxic Avenger, Almost Heaven, Collette Collage, Bajour. Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls. Regional: Carousel (Helen Hayes nomination), Mother Courage and Her Children, Oklahoma! (Helen Hayes Award), My Fair Lady (Helen Hayes nomination), Destiny of Desire, Light in the Piazza at Arena Stage, The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theatre, PaperMill Playhouse, MUNY, ZACH Theatre, Milwaukee Rep., Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Film: Sex in the City II. Television: Madam Secretary, Nick Chavez on ABC’s One Life to Live (GLAAD Award). His debut album The First Time... is available at www.psclassics.com and iTunes. www.thenickrod.com

Julie Kavanagh - Lily St. Regis

Julie is thrilled to be on stage at Westport Country Playhouse with her BMA family! National Tour: La Cage Aux Folles. Favorite Regional: Holiday Inn (Paper Mill Playhouse/FLMTF); Guys and Dolls (The Old Globe/Asolo Rep); The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet, The Cape Playhouse); Newsies (Katherine, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Avenue Q (Kate/Lucy, Theatre Aspen); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy, Ogunquit Playhouse); La Cage Aux Folles (Anne, Sacramento Music Circus); 42nd Street; and Hairspray, in Concert! alongside John Waters (Penny Pingleton, Indianapolis/Baltimore Symphony Orchestras). Proud CCM grad. Special thanks to Connor, Audra, Scott, and Jad! Love to DGRW, Mom, Dad, Bryan and all the BMAzing students! @julzkavs www.juliekavanagh.com

Lauren Sprague - Grace Farrell

LAUREN SPRAGUE National Tours: Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz (Andrew Lloyd Webber version), La Cage Aux Folles (starring George Hamilton). NYC: Castlewalk (Ginger Rogers). Regional: West Chester Broadway, Goodspeed Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, PCLO, North Carolina Theatre, Maltz-Jupiter Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Mason Street Warehouse, Riverside Theatre, Transcendence Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre, The Wick, Hangar Theatre. Proud CCM grad. Endless thanks to Connor, Julie, Audra, Jad and everyone at Westport and BMA, DGRW, my family and amazing husband Michael! Laurensprague.com