Jennifer Simard and Christopher Sieber Star in St. Louis Muny Annie Beginning July 18

Regional News   Jennifer Simard and Christopher Sieber Star in St. Louis Muny Annie Beginning July 18
 
John Tartaglia directs the Tony-winning family favorite.
Jennifer Simard and Christopher Sieber
Jennifer Simard and Christopher Sieber

The St. Louis Muny summer production of the Tony-winning musical Annie, starring the previously reported Tony nominees Jennifer Simard (Disaster!; Hello, Dolly!) and Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical, Spamalot) as Miss Hannigan and Daddy Warbucks, respectively, begins performances July 18.

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Directed by John Tartaglia and choreographed by Jessica Hartman with music direction by Colin Welford, the limited engagement is scheduled through July 25 at the outdoor venue.

Simard and Sieber are joined by Peyton Ella as Annie, Britney Coleman as Grace Farrell, Holly Ann Butler as Lily, Jon Rua as Rooster, John Scherer as FDR, Madeline Domain as Tessie, Amanda Willingham as July, Samantha Iken as Pepper, Trenay LaBelle as Duffy, Ana McAlister as Molly, and Ella Grace Roberts as Kate.

Rounding out the ensemble are Akilah Ayanna, Rhaamell Burke-Missouri, Berklea Going, Mark Myars, Patrick Blindauer, Maya Bowles, Julie Hanson, Michael Hoey, Abigail Isom, Madison Johnson, Zachary Daniel Jones, Rich Pisarkiewicz, Whit Reichert, Rochelle Scudder, Josh Walden, and Rebecca Young with the Muny Kid and Teen ensembles.

The production also has scenic design by Michael Schweikardt, costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by Nathan W. Scheuer, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, video design by Rob Denton, and wig design by Kelley Jordan, with production stage manager Larry Smiglewski.

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Annie has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin.

“This show remains one of the most beloved musicals ever,” said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. “This incredible company will bring it to thrilling life on our grand Muny stage.”

Visit Muny.org or call (314) 361-1900.

Sieber also played Daddy Warbucks in Paper Mill's Annie; check out photos below:

Both Simard and Sieber have been special guest performers on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, and Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein September 1–9, 2019, with other celebrity guests to be announced! Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.

(Updated July 18, 2018)

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