Casting is now complete for 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.
Directed by John Tartaglia and choreographed by Jessica Hartman with music direction by Colin Welford, performances are scheduled for July 18–25 at the outdoor venue.
Simard and Sieber will be 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, Kennedy Holmes as July, Samantha Iken as Pepper, Trenay LaBelle as Duffy, Ana Mc Alister as Molly, and Ella Grace Roberts as Kate.
Rounding out the ensemble are Patrick Blindauer, Maya Bowles, Chloe Davis, Julie Hanson, Michael Hoey, Abigail Isom, Madison Johnson, Zachary Daniel Jones, Graham Keen, Rich Pisarkiewicz, Whit Reichert, Rochelle Scudder, Josh Walden, and Rebecca Young with the Muny Kid and Teen ensembles.
The production will also have 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.
“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.”
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Sieber also played Daddy Warbucks in Paper Mill's Annie; check out photos below:
See Beth Leavel and Christopher Sieber in Paper Mill Playhouse’s Annie
Both Simard and Sieber have been special guest performers on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, and the Broadway on the High Seas 10: Odyssey Through the Greek Isles cruise June 24–July 1, 2019. Lineups of top Broadway stars will be announced at a later date. Call Judy Perl Worldwide for tickets at (844) 561-3625. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.