"Annie" photographs
Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio, presents "Annie" -- live on stage from July 27 to Aug. 12, 2012.

A Weathervane Playhouse Young Actor Series production

"Annie"
A musical
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnan
Book by Thomas Meehan
Based on the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" created by Harold Gray

Directed by Sarah Elaine Bailey
Musical Direction by Sharon Dobbins Alberson

Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. "Annie" tells the tale of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Weathervane Playhouse first presented "Annie" in 1994 as part of its Mainstage Series and revived the show in 1995 as an extra “holiday show.” Annie’s hugely successful original Broadway production (1977 to 1983) ran for more than 2,000 performances. The musical was adapted into a major motion picture in 1982 and again in 1999 for television. A 35th Anniversary production has been announced to open on Broadway in the fall of 2012.

WEATHERVANE PLAYHOUSE'S "ANNIE" CAST

THE ORPHANS
Annie – Anna Clawson and Emma Ilg
► Emma Ilg performs the role of Annie July 27, July 29, Aug, 1, 4, 7, 9 and 11.
► Anna Clawson performs the role of Annie July 28 and 31, Aug. 2, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 12.

Molly – Sara Ha
Pepper – Morgan Isabella
Duffy – Haley Gallagher
Kate – Abbey Lyman
Tessie – Gracie Thanasiu
July – Sarah Craven

Miss Hannigan – Cait McNeal
Rooster Hannigan/Mr. Bundles McCloskey – Zack Manthey
Lily St. Regis – Shannon Klainer

THE ORPHAN ENSEMBLE
Kalli Barrett
Arielle Cameron
Molly Casino
Elise Clawson
Hanna Kancherla
Cali Pepe
Katelyn Zeitz

AT THE MANSION
Oliver Warbucks — Shane Hurst
Grace Farrell — Brooke Lytton

Sandy (the dog) — Hamlet and Quincy
* Quincy performs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Hamlet performs Saturdays and Sundays.

THE SERVANTS
Drake – Noah Casino
Cecille – Taylor McWilliams-Woods
Annette – Claire Twigg
Mrs. Greer – Emma Picht
Mrs. Pugh – Amara Mascioli

THE PEOPLE OF N.Y.C.
Lt. Ward – Christopher Ha
Policeman – Charlie Gruhler
Bert Healy – Kardierre Allen
Star-To-Be – Hannah Case
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt – Alan A. Costa

THE ENSEMBLE
Katie Callow
Casey Ha
Wilson Ha
Molly Longfellow
Codey Montecalvo

For more information, connect online to www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/annie-2012-07-27
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