STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Theatre by the Sea's ANNIE, Opening Tomorrow
Leapin' Lizards!" ANNIE, one of the best-loved family musicals of all time, takes the stage at Theatre by the Sea (TBTS) from Wednesday, July 17, through Saturday, August 10. Press night is scheduled for Friday, July 19 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below!
ANNIE will star Raquel Leifer as Annie. The evil Miss Hannigan will be played by Broadway veteran Jan Neuberger. The cast will also feature Todd Fenstermaker(Oliver Warbucks), Becca Gottlieb (Lily St. Regis), Tom Roberts (F.D.R.), Margaret Robinson (Grace Farrell), Nathaniel Shaw (Rooster Hannigan), and Macy as Sandy.
Annie's orphan friends will be played by Jillian Leifer (Molly), Lilly McMahon of Warwick, RI (Kate), Jennifer Pamula of Exeter, RI (Duffy), Nina Pezzello (Pepper),Emma Senerchia of Warwick, RI(July) and Eva Senerchia or Warwick, RI (Tessie). Taylor Rose Donovan and Brigid Fitzgerald (of Kingston, RI) will understudy the child roles.
The ANNIE ensemble will feature Schyler Beeman, Joshua Christensen, Michelle Geosits, Michael John Lewis, Greg London, Dennis Keohane, Birdie Newman Katz, Arnie Rodriguez, Joshua Skurnik, Rayna Starr, Victoria Weinberg, and Ellen Laura White.
ANNIE will be directed and choreographed by Richard Sabellico, who directed Annie at Theatre By The Sea in 1983, and played Rooster during the shows original run on Broadway. The creative team also includes Nick DeGregorio (Musical Director), Bert Scott (Scenic Designer), David Costa-Cabral (Costume Designer), Eileen Smitheimer(Lighting/Sound Designer), Michael Dates (Wig Designer), William Berloni (Animal Trainer), Patrick Egan (Production Stage Manager) and Jamie Hansen (Assistant Stage Manager).
ANNIE runs July 17 - August 10. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays. Show times are: Tuesday - Friday 8:00pm; Thursday 2:00pm; Saturday 4:00pm and 8:00pm; Sunday 3:00pm (first week only), 5:00pm, and 8:00pm (first week only). Tickets are $39, $49, & $59. Tickets are on sale now by calling (401) 782-8587, online at theatrebythesea.com, or in person at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879. The 2013 Season is sponsored by WJAR - NBC 10 News.