Annie

June 27 – August 10, 2019

Leapin’ lizards! Everyone’s favorite orphan is back! Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her parents. In one fun-filled adventure after another, Annie escapes the clutches of the greedy Miss Hannigan, befriends President Roosevelt and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Filled with unforgettable songs like It’s a Hard-Knock Life, I Don’t Need Anything But You, Easy Street and the eternal anthem of optimism Tomorrow, you won’t want to miss this classic, timeless tale!

 

Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 8 and up

Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Buy Tickets!

Annie

June 27 – August 10, 2019

Leapin’ lizards! Everyone’s favorite orphan is back! Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her parents. In one fun-filled adventure after another, Annie escapes the clutches of the greedy Miss Hannigan, befriends President Roosevelt and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Filled with unforgettable songs like It’s a Hard-Knock Life, I Don’t Need Anything But You, Easy Street and the eternal anthem of optimism Tomorrow, you won’t want to miss this classic, timeless tale!

 

Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 8 and up

Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

SAM ARLEN

SAM ARLEN (Bert Healy/Drake Understudy) has been working with Prather Productions for over seven years and was recently seen in Camelot. National tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha/Russian soloist). Selected regional: Miracle On 34th Street (Marvin Shellhammer), La Cage Aux Folles (Hanna), Seussical (Cat in the Hat), Godspell (Judas), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Butler/Brother), Crazy For You (Sam/Trio). BFA Hartt School (2009). For M&D.

TRICIA CORCORAN

TRICIA CORCORAN (Mrs. Pugh/Miss Hannigan Understudy) was last seen here in The Music Man and the last production of Annie. Most recently, Tricia was seen as Emma Goldman in Ragtime. Favorite credits: Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider), Cripple of Innishmaan (Eileen), August: Osage County (Mattie Fay), Fiddler on the Roof (Golde), and, of course, mother to Jonathan Groff in Honk! and Batboy. Love to Kylie and Quinn.

JEFFREY DUNCAN

JEFFREY DUNCAN (Franklin D. Roosevelt/Warbucks Understudy) National tours: Annie (eight national tours as FDR), Kinky Boots (Mr. Price), Oklahoma! (Andrew Carnes), Ragtime (Henry Ford). Prather Productions: Me and My Girl (Parchester), Miracle on 34th Street (Mr. Sawyer), Sugar (Osgood), Oliver (Sowerberry/Grimwig), Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical (Man 1). I am so happy to be back among the Prather family. Love each other.

NICOLE ESPOSITO

NICOLE ESPOSITO (Cabinet/Boylan Sister Understudy) last appeared at Dutch Apple in Camelot. Favorite credits: Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, Hairspray, South Pacific. Nicole graduated from Muhlenberg College and recently finished traveling the Atlantic Ocean as a singer on the magnificent ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2. Enjoy the show!

FINNEGAN

FINNEGAN (Sandy) is retired from New Horizons Service Dogs in Orange County, Florida. He made his stage debut as Sandy in Annie at Susquehanna Stage Company. Finn’s third cousin, Triton, was Sandy at Dutch Apple in 2006. Finn thanks all the cast for the hugs, love and TREATS!

MADISON GRAHAM

MADISON GRAHAM (Swing) was last seen here in Peter Pan. Madison is a skilled dancer with over twelve years of experience. She is now a senior at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia pursuing a BFA in dance with a minor in musical theatre.

DANTE HILL

DANTE HILL (Cabinet/Bert Healy Understudy) was last seen as Gad in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Recent credits: Puttin’ on the Ritz, Annie, 42nd Street, Elf, the Musical. He wants to thank his family and friends for the constant support in achieving his dreams! IG @Dantelife

KERRY LAMBERT

KERRY LAMBERT (Swing) has worked on over 25 shows with Prather Productions. Credits include Chicago, Anything Goes, CATS, Mary Poppins, Universal Studios – Osaka, Japan, The International Dance Challenge Competition and choreography for the national tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

BENNETT LEEDS

BENNETT LEEDS (Rooster) Dutch Apple debut! Recent credits: Guys and Dolls, Saturday Night Fever (Frank Jr.), Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Evita (Che), Macbeth (Macbeth). BFA University of Miami (2018). For R, J, and Ellie G, always! www.bennettjleeds.com IG: @bbbbennettandthejets

VICTOR LEGARRETA

VICTOR LEGARRETA (Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks) is delighted to play Daddy Warbucks again! Audiences might remember Victor from The Music Man (Marcellus), Shear Madness (Nick Rossetti), The Rat Pack Lounge (Frank Sinatra), Run for Your Wife and Caught in the Net (John Smith). Victor has performed in over 150 productions nationally, internationally and on cruise ships and has been a professional director for over 25 years. Victor played Lion on the 2017-2018 national tour of The Wizard of Oz! Love to his wife, Kelly!

MEAGAN MICHELSON

MEAGAN MICHELSON (Miss Hannigan) Dutch Apple debut! Off-Broadway: The Big Bang Theory. Prather Productions: 42nd Street (Maggie), Elf the Musical (Deb). Select Regional: Mamma Mia! (Rosie), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Domina), Fiddler on the Roof (Mirala), Mother Mary Says to Me at 54 Below. Love and thanks to Mom, Helen, her team at FSE and her Prather family! www.MeaganMichelson.com

ALEC REISS

ALEC REISS (Choreography/Cabinet/Rooster Understudy) was last seen as Zebulun in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Recent credits: Elf the Musical, Annie, Mamma Mia, A Christmas Story, Chicago (Harry), A Chorus Line (Don Kerr), Rocky Horror (Brad). Wagner College alum. Many thanks to the cast, crew and everyone at Prather Productions. IG @alecreiss

CALEB SCHAAF

CALEB SCHAAF (Cabinet/Ensemble) Southeast Missouri State University graduate. Select credits: Crashlight: A New Musical (Anthony), A Chorus Line (Bobby), The Producers (Jack), Camelot (Sir Sagramore/Lancelot understudy), “Who Loves You: The Songs of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons” (Lead Vocalist). Select Film/TV/Web: Triple Threat (Besties Make Movies Productions), “Stripped” (Pitch Her Productions), The Morning After (Fall Productions).

CONNOR SIMPSON

CONNOR SIMPSON (Drake/Franklin D. Roosevelt Understudy) is happy to be back after being in Camelot! He has performed in both the national and international tours of Annie, directed by Martin Charnin. Selected regional credits: A Christmas Story, Mamma Mia, 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down, Princess Cruises/Holland America Line. BFA in musical theatre from Kent State University. Many thanks to his family for their constant love and support!

PIPER SOBON

PIPER SOBON (Annie) was last seen here in A Christmas Carol (Fan). She also performed last summer at the Broadway Palm as the title role in Annie. Some Dutch Apple credits: Mary Poppins (Jane), Les Miserables (Cosette), The Music Man (Gracie). She has also performed at American Music Theatre. She is an active participant in the Broadway Bound summer camp and Pulse Dance Competition Team.

ARIANA STAMBAUGH

ARIANA STAMBAUGH (Annie Swing) Favorite credits: A Christmas Story, The King and I (Royal Princess Twin), The Wizard of Oz (Munchkin/Monkey), Little Mermaid Jr. (Dancing Fish/Lady Chef), The Tapcracker with Lady Hoofers. Ariana enjoys taking private tap, vocal and acting lessons. Thanks to Sarah Cope, Reji Woods, Buddy Reeder and Kelly Strange for always believing in her.

MEGAN STRICKER

MEGAN STRICKER (Boylan Sister/Lily Understudy) New York based, Maryland native. Credits: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Rita/dance captain), Mystic India, Kevin & Caruso’s Magique. Off-Broadway: Guilty Pleasures Cabaret. Commercial: “The Line Up” choreographed by Ellenore Scott. Fordham University/Alvin Ailey and BSA graduate. Love to her friends and family for their endless support! Always dancing for MTS. meganstricker.com

MEGAN URZ

MEGAN URZ (A Star To Be/Boylan Sister) Prather Productions: Camelot, Lucky Stiff (Annabel Glick), A Christmas Carol, Cinderella (Cinderella), My Fair Lady. Elsewhere, Megan has performed with RWS Entertainment Group, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Priscilla Beach Theatre and Cincinnati’s Coney Island Amusement Park. All thanks to God and her family and friends for their endless love and support!

THERESA WALKER

THERESA WALKER (Lily St. Regis) began her professional theatre journey here at seven as Tessie in Annie. Here she is again, in Annie for the fourth time, but this time, as Lily St. Regis (like the hotel). Hearing the overture every night still makes her feel like that little girl whose heart was racing, anticipating the curtain coming up! Some things never change. She hopes that Annie brings all these new orphans and all of you the joy and hope that it still brings her.

MELISSA WHITWORTH

MELISSA WHITWORTH (Grace) is thrilled to make her Dutch Apple debut, returning to the role of Grace after last summer’s Annie at the Broadway Palm. There, Melissa has appeared in six productions, including the title role in Mary Poppins. Other favorites: Silent Sky (Henrietta Leavitt), 1776 (Thomas Jefferson), Yesterday Once More: A Tribute to Karen Carpenter tour.

EMILY WOODS

EMILY WOODS (Boylan Sister/A Star To Be Understudy) was recently seen here in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Favorite credits: Ring of Fire, Urinetown (Hope), Sunday in the Park With George (Celeste), Almost Heaven (Beth). Emily would like to thank her family for all their love and support.

EMILY BECKMAN

EMILY BECKMAN (Duffy) was recently seen here in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Favorite roles: July (Annie), Sophie (School of Rock), Demon Child (Dracula). Thanks to my family and friends for their support. This show is dedicated to Gigi.

ZOË BUCHANAN

ZOË BUCHANAN (Nora) is super excited to partake in her second Dutch Apple production. She couldn’t be more thankful to everyone who has helped in her acting, dancing and vocal training. Special thanks to Mom, Dad and Maya!

CORA COOK

CORA COOK (July) is a fourteen year old identical twin who loves to sing, dance and act. Credits: Wizard of Oz (Lullaby League). She has been dancing for eleven years, modeled in American Girl Fashion Shows and has appeared in a TV commercial. She was also a finalist in the National American Miss Pageant. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends, go shopping and dance.

McKENNA DONALDSON

McKENNA DONALDSON (Swing) was last seen here in the children’s chorus in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Credits: The Secret Garden (Mary), Annie (Annie), Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Lefou), Mary Poppins (Jane Banks), Decades: A Musical Journey Through Time. She takes voice lessons, acting classes and dance. McKenna is excited and grateful to be part of this cast.

OLIVIA EICHLER

OLIVIA EICHLER (July) is thrilled to be back at Dutch Apple! Recent credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Lion King Jr., Mary Poppins Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Once Upon a Mattress, 13 the Musical. Olivia would like to thank everyone for supporting her!

JULIE ESHENAUER

JULIE ESHENAUER (Pepper) has been singing since she was three years old but just recently started acting. She is very excited to spend the summer playing the role of Pepper in Annie. Besides her passion for singing and acting, Julie likes to play lacrosse, piano and spend time with her friends.

PAIGE FAIRBANKS

PAIGE FAIRBANKS (Tessie) Dutch Apple debut! Paige has performed in many shows at Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Prima and Fulton Theatre. She has worked in front of the camera, landing several TV commercials and videos on Amazon. Special shout out to Amanda Klotz for her part in making this role a possibility.

CARLY GEITER

CARLY GEITER (Swing) was last seen here in the children’s chorus in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This fall, she will play Amaryllis in a local production of The Music Man. Favorite credits: Star Factor (Clare), Cinderella (Mouse). Special thanks to Lauren Sobon and her vocal coach, Julie Stone. Much love to Mom, Dad, Jacob, Elise and Grandma. And above all, thanks to God!

ABBY LEIBOFF

ABBY LEIBOFF (Kate) is nine years old and in fourth grade in the Wilson School District in Berks County. Favorite credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (children’s chorus), Seussical (Young Kangaroo), Annie (Molly), West Side Story, Les Misérables (Young Eponine).

CLARA MECOUCH

CLARA MECOUCH (Pepper) Dutch Apple debut! Clara is eleven years old and in sixth grade at Martin Meylin Middle School. Credits: Willy Wonka Jr. (Violet), Mary Poppins Jr. (Miss Andrew), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. She enjoys playing field hockey, violin, reading and Irish dance. Clara thanks her family, friends and teachers!

SCARLETT MEYER

SCARLETT MEYER (Molly) Dutch Apple debut! Scarlett is a ten year old native of Lebanon. Favorite credits: Newsies (Les), Shrek the Musical (Young Fiona), Charlotte’s Web (Fern Arable). Scarlett enjoys singing, dancing and playing piano, violin and clarinet. Thanks to everyone at Dutch Apple!

ADDISON NIVEN

ADDISON NIVEN (Duffy) was last seen here as Fan in A Christmas Carol. Favorite credits: Elf the Musical (child elf), Annie (Kate), Jukebox (dancer), Honk Jr. (Greylag). Addison wants to thank Sarah Cope and Reji Woods for preparing her this last year. Thank you to God, family and friends for your continued support and love.

ARABELLE PETERSHEIM

ARABELLE PETERSHEIM (Tessie) Recent credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Dutch Apple), The First Noel (American Music Theatre). She would like to thank her dance instructors at Pulse Dance Studio, her vocal coach, Joanne Abrom and Lauren and Dean Sobon.

MYCHAELA ROSARIO

MYCHAELA ROSARIO (Kate) was recently seen here as Kim in Show Boat and Grace in A Christmas Carol. She can also be seen in Jesus at Sight and Sound. Other credits: American Music Theatre Christmas shows, Wish. Mychaela is ten years old and dances at Encore Dance Company. Special thanks to God, her family, Mrs. Abrom, Andrea, Dean and Lauren, Missy and all her dance teachers.

RAYA SAMUEL

RAYA SAMUEL (Nora) Dutch Apple debut! She has been seen previously in Lion King Jr., Willie Wonka Jr., Mary Poppins Jr. and a number of cabarets at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. She would like to thank her parents and her brother and sister for all of their support!

JAYDA SEGAL

JAYDA SEGAL (Molly) Dutch Apple debut. Jayda just finished her fourth grade year at Indian Rock Elementary School. She recently played Molly in Annie at The Belmont Theatre. She takes dance classes at Adrenaline Dance of York and private voice lessons with Robert Yacoviello. During her free time, she loves creating DIY slime recipes.

ALYSSA SHREINER

ALYSSA SHREINER (Holly) just finished fifth grade at Landisville Intermediate Center. She plays the flute, loves playing soccer and is involved in Girl Scouts and dance. Alyssa would like to thank Abrom Vocal Studio. She has done several Broadway Bound summer camps here and played Grace in A Christmas Carol.

GRACE SIGNOR

GRACE SIGNOR (Holly) was last seen here in the children’s chorus in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Other recent credits: Inherit The Wind (Melinda), A Christmas Carol, Children of Eden, Miracle on 34th Street (Dutch Girl), Annie (Kate), Musicville (Sorceress). This fall, she will be in The Music Man with Servant Stage. Grace thanks her teachers Sarah Cope, Alli McClune and Reji Woods.

Cast member

Cast member name