Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, opened the hit Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Annie, this weekend. With book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin, directed by Paper Mill’s Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and musical direction by Jeffrey Saver.
T2c’s Genevieve Rafter Keddy attended the opening night.
The cast features Tony Award winner Beth Leavel as as Miss Hannigan
Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber as Oliver Warbucks
Erin Mackey as Grace Farrell
Cooper Grodin as Rooster Hannigan, Kim Savaas Lily St. Regis
Kevin Pariseau as Franklin D. Roosevelt
and alternating in the role of Annie are Peyton Ella and Cassidy Pry.
The Annie orphans include Gabby Beredo as Pepper, Tessa Noelle Frascogna as Molly, Michelle Henderson as Duffy, Eve Johnson as Tessie, Lauren Sun as July, and Sloane Wolfe as Kate.
Rounding out the cast are Damien Brett, Shavey Brown, AnnEliza Canning-Skinner, Lynn Masako Cheng, Stacia Fernandez, Michael Coale Grey, Ruby Griffin, David Hess, Stacey Todd Holt, Joshua Israel, Allen Kendall, Kate Marilley, Bronwyn Tarboton, and Amy Van Norstrand.
Performances run through Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ.