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

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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

Private: 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 (Swing – Miss Scarlet/ Detective) is a Lancaster, PA native who is no stranger to the Dutch Apple stage! Favorite regional credits include Camelot, Hello, Dolly!, Hairspray, South Pacific. Nicole has also performed at American Music Theatre, and sailed the Atlantic Ocean as a vocalist on Cunard Line's grand flagship, Queen Mary 2. Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance from Muhlenberg College. She is thankful for her family for supporting her dreams. Enjoy the show! www.nicole-esposito.com
Private: 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 (Silly Girl/Ensemble) is thrilled to be back on the Dutch Apple stage! Prather Productions: Elf (Swing) Annie (Swing) Peter Pan (Ensemble). UArts alumna BFA Dance. For M, D, J, K & G. madisonevegraham.com
DANTE HILL
Dante Hill (Male Swing) is so excited to be back at the Dutch Apple for Mamma Mia! Past credits include: Wizard of Oz International Tour (Tin Man), Shrek (Donkey), 42ND Street (Ensemble), A Bronx Tale (Ensemble) and more! He is happy to continue his journey with the Prather family and is excited to see what this new time has in store after this crazy uncertain year! He wants to thank his family and friends for the constant love and support! Follow him on Instagram: @dante.rayvonne
Private: 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.
Private: 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
Private: 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
Private: zzz 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
Private: 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!
Ariana Stambaugh
Ariana Stambaugh (Teen Female Ensemble) is excited to be back at Dutch Apple, where she last appeared in Descendants: The Musical (Audrey) and Annie (U/S Annie)! Her favorite credits include: Shrek (Young Fiona, Baby Bear), The Sound of Music (Louisa von Trapp), and A Christmas Story (Children’s Ensemble) at Fulton Theatre, Elf: The Musical (Ensemble) with Keystone Theatrics and Tapcracker (Mouse, Mime) with The Lady Hoofers. Ariana dances in a Ballet Conservatory, studies tap and jazz with Kelly Strange, voice with Joanne Abrom, and acting with Reji Woods. She thanks everyone at Dutch Apple for this wonderful opportunity.
Private: 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 (Silly Girl/Belle US) is super excited to share this beautiful tale as old as time! Favorite credits: The Wizard of Oz in Saudi Arabia (Dorothy Gale), Christmas Wonderland (National Tour-Spirit Productions), Lucky Stiff (Annabel Glick), Annie (Star To Be), and My Fair Lady (Ensemble). ~Eph 3:20~
Private: 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.
Private: 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.
Private: 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.
Private: 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.
Private: 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 (Teen Ensemble), a 17 year-old twin, loves dancing, acting, singing, and especially tumbling. Cora is so excited to be returning to the Dutch Apple, after last performing in Annie (July) and Wish (Featured Dancer)! Some favorite credits include, Addams Family (Dance Captain), Legally Blonde (Delta Nu), and Wanderlust (Featured Dancer) at Creative Pursuits Academy, The Wizard of Oz (Lullaby League) at the Fulton Theater, and Don’t Rock the Jukebox (Featured Dancer) Servant Stage. Cora also recently shot a commercial for Orthopedics Associates of Lancaster and has also appeared in a TV commercial for a local family health center.  She has been dancing for 13 years and is currently taking classes at Silver Spring Dance Conservatory. Cora also Studies voice with Joanne Abrom and acting with Matt and Megan Hydzik. She extremely excited for this opportunity to learn and grow with The Dutch Apple once again!
Private: 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.
Private: 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!
Private: 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.
Private: 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.
Private: 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).
Private: 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!
Private: SCARLETT MEYER
SCARLETT MEYER (Young Gloria) was last seen on the Dutch Apple stage as Molly in Annie in 2019, and she is thrilled to be back! She would like to thank the Dutch Apple, as well as the cast and crew, for this amazing opportunity to perform live theatre again! Enjoy the show! Eph 2:10
Private: zzz 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.
Private: zzz 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 (Young Gloria) is happy to be back at Dutch Apple where she played Kate in Annie, Kim in Show Boat, and Grace in A Christmas Carol.  She can also be seen in Queen Esther (young Esther) at Sight and Sound and has enjoyed being part of the American Music Theatre Christmas shows and in Wish. Mychaela, 11, is homeschooled, has been dancing since she was 3, and is currently a company dancer at Encore Dance Center. She loves baking, red peppers, the color purple, dancing on the dance floor in her basement and jumping on the trampoline.  Special thanks to God, her family, Joanne Abrom, Lauren and Dean Sobon, Andrea McCormick, Missy Clayton and all her dance instructors.
Private: 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!
Private: 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.
Private: zzz 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.
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