Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre

TROIKA Entertainment LLC and the Nederlander Organization are pleased to announce that the eagerly anticipated L.A. engagement of ANNIE has begun performances at Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited three-week engagement through Sunday, November 1, 2015. Tickets are are available for purchase at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787, and at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Boulevard). The box office opens daily at 10am except for Holidays. Check out a first look at the opening night below!

Martin Charnin, the original Broadway lyricist and director, returns for the 19th time to direct this brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards® for their work. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who will incorporate selections from her father Peter Gennaro's 1977 Tony Award®-winning choreography.

The celebrated design team includes scenic design by Tony Award® winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One, The Scottsboro Boys, Rock of Ages), costume design by Costume Designer's Guild Award winner Suzy Benzinger (Blue Jasmine, Page 2 of 3 Movin' Out, Miss Saigon), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Ken Billington (Chicago, Annie, White Christmas) and sound design by Tony Award® nominee Peter Hylenksi (Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Motown). The lovable mutt "Sandy" will once again be trained by Tony Award® Honoree William Berloni (Annie, A Christmas Story, Legally Blonde). Musical supervision and additional orchestrations are by Keith Levenson (Annie, She Loves Me, Dreamgirls). Casting is by Joy Dewing CSA and Holly Buczek CSA, Joy Dewing Casting (Soul Doctor, Wonderland, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). The tour is produced by Troika Entertainment, LLC.

This brand new production features a 25 member company: in the title role of Annie is Issie Swickle, a 10-year-old actress from Davie, FL, making her tour debut. Gilgamesh Taggett will star as Oliver Warbucks. In the role of Miss Hannigan is Lynn Andrews. Also starring in the tour are Ashley Edler as Grace, Garrett Deagon as Rooster, Lucy Werner as Lily and Jeffrey B. Duncan as FDR. Sunny, a 5-year-old rescue terrier mix, stars as Sandy. The Orphans will be played by Angelina Carballo, LillyBea Ireland, Molly Rose Meredith, Emily Moreland, Lilly Mae Stewart and Isabel Wallach.

The performance schedule for ANNIE is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8pm. ANNIE is recommended for all ages. (Children under 3 will not be admitted to the theatre.

All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.) Individual tickets for ANNIE start at $25 in the Orchestra. Prices are subject to change without notice. For more information on ANNIE, visit www.AnnieTheMusical.com.

For tickets or more information about the Los Angeles engagement of ANNIE, please visit the official website for Hollywood Pantages Theatre: www.HollywoodPantages.com/Annie.

Photo Credit: Nathan Sternfeld

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Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
Mackenzie Aladjem and Kamil McFadden

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
Gilgamesh Taggett and Issie Swickle

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
Raini Rodriguez, Loni Love and Rico Rodriguez

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
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Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
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Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
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Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
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Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
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Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
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Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
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Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of ANNIE National Tour at the Pantages Theatre
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