MUSIC THEATRE OF WICHITA Wayne Bryan, Producing Artistic Director

THOMAS MEEHAN

Book by

Annie
CHARLES STROUSE
Music by

MARTIN CHARNIN

Lyrics by

Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols Produced by Irvin Meyer Stephen R. Friedman Lewis Allen Alvin Nederlander The John F. Kennedy Center for the Icarus Associates, Inc. Performing Arts Productions Based on “Little Orphan Annie” By Permission of The Tribune Media Services, Inc Originally produced by the Goodspeed Opera House Michael P. Price, Executive Director Starring

MICHAEL DEVRIES
DENIS LAMBERT
CHARLES PARKER
Set Design MING CHO LEE

JENNIFER PERRY
KALEIGH CRONIN
JOHNNY STELLARD
Sound Designer DAVID MUEHL Rentals Director MARY SUE DYMAK

EMILY MECHLER
TIMOTHY W. ROBU

and ALYSSA DANLEY as Annie
Costume Designer CATHLEEN EDWARDS Property Master RAY WETMORE Lighting Designer DAVID NEVILLE Costume Coordinator DEB CAMPBELL Scenery and Properties Provided by NETworks Presentations Hair/Wig/Makeup Designer RAYMOND J. TORRES Costume Shop Manager DEBBIE ROBERTS Production Stage Manager TIFFANY K. ORR

Dudley as Sandy and Alyssa Danley as Annie

Company Manager / Producing Assoc. NANCY REEVES Stage Manager EMILY F. McMULLEN

Asst. Musical Director / Conductor JESSE WARKENTIN Production Manager DAVID NEVILLE

Technical Director ROBERT MORRIS

THOMAS W. DOUGLAS ROGER CASTELLANO
ANNIE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials supplied are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th St., New York, NY 10019 Phone 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com Director / Choreographer

Musical Director / Conductor

Music Theatre of Wichita is a proud member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and the Non-Profit Chamber of Service Special matinee presented by:

Additional funding for the Special Matinee provided by TCK Trust and Financial Advisors

Community partner: The Boeing Company Charitable Trust

The Lattner Family Foundation
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Cast of Characters (in order of appearance)
Molly ............................................................. Laura Smith Pepper ................................................. Gabbe Meloccaro Duffy .................................................... Rebecca Jensen July .......................................................... Sally Olmstead Tessie ................................................... Caroline Boesen Kate ......................................................... Lucy Anderson Annie ........................................................ Alyssa Danley Miss Hannigan ....................................... Jennifer Perry Bundles McClosky .................................... Kolby Kindle Dog Catcher #1 ............................... Tanner Lee Hanley Dog Catcher #2 ............................................ Josh Smith Caught Dog .............................................................. Kirby Appleseller ............................................... Kevin Munhall Sandy .................................................................... Dudley Lt. Ward ............................................... Michael J. Parker Grace Farrell ............................................ Emily Mechler Drake .................................................... Timothy W. Robu Mrs. Pugh ...................................................... Dani Young Cecille .................................................. Sasha Hutchings Annette .................................................... Sophie Menas Mrs. Greer .............................................. Kimberly Fauré Oliver Warbucks .................................. Michael DeVries A Star to Be .................................................. Jenny Wine Policeman ........................................... Andreas de Rond Rooster .................................................... Denis Lambert Lily St. Regis ........................................... Kaleigh Cronin Bert Healy ............................................. Johnny Stellard Fred McCracken ................................... Jacob Gutierrez Sound Effects Man ........................ Tanner Lee Hanley Jimmy Johnson ................................. Ryan Ehresman The Boylan Sisters .........Kimberly Fauré, Hannah Meredith Killebrew, Sophie Menas FDR .......................................................... Charles Parker Louis Howe ..................................................... Peter Mills Secretary of Interior Ickes ..................... Skyler Adams Secretary of Labor Perkins ....................... Jenny Wine Secretary of Treasury Morganthau Michael J. Parker Secretary of State Hull ................... Christopher Wood Judge Brandeis ............................................... Sam Lips People of NYC, Members of Warbucks’ Staff: Skyler Adams. Erin Clemons, Andreas de Rond, Ryan Ehresman, Kimberly Fauré, Jacob Gutierrez, Tanner Lee Hanley, Shannon Hucker, Sasha Hutchings,Hannah Meredith Killebrew, Kolby Kindle, Eloise Kropp, Sam Lips, Sophie Menas. Peter Mills, Kevin Munhall, Michael J. Parker, Sarah Quinn, Natasha Scearse, Josh Smith, Johnny Stellard, Jenny Wine, Christopher Wood, Dani Young Young New Yorkers: Talia Bauchmoyer, Hannah Brock, Kathryn Bunting, Maria Collins, Sydney Dahlgren, Michaela Chang Edwards, Hannah Gonzales, Abby Grier, Emma Gunderson, Gracie Johnston, Abigail Ottaway, Morgan Purdy, Emily Smith, Lucy Wellemeyer Understudies: Annie – Caroline Boesen, Rebecca Jensen; Molly – Talia Bauchmoyer; Pepper – Kathryn Bunting; Duffy – Sydney Dahlgren; July – Abby Grier; Tessie – Emma Gunderson; Kate – Emily Smith; Miss Hannigan – Dani Young, Rooster – Skyler Adams; Grace – Jenny Wine; Lily St. Regis – Natasha Scearse Signing Interpreter ............................... Jennifer Fisher Company Dance Captain .................... Kimberly Fauré Young People’s Dance Captain ............... Sarah Quinn Michael DeVries, Jennifer Perry, Denis Lambert, Production Stage Manager Tiffany K. Orr, and Stage Manager Emily F. McMullen appear with Music Theatre of Wichita through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Music Theatre of Wichita operates under a U/RTA agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. Ryan Ehresman and Sarah Quinn are Teen Intern performers. Michaela Chang Edwards and Gracie Johnston are WalkOn performers, whose participation benefits Assistance League and ChildStart. Director / Choreographer Roger Castellano appears through the courtesy of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).

Synopsis of Scenes and Musical Numbers December 1933 Scene 1: The New York Municipal Orphanage, Girls’ Annex Maybe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie It’s the Hard Knock Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie, The Orphans It’s the Hard Knock Life (reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Orphans Scene 2: St. Mark’s Place Tomorrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie Scene 3: The Orphanage, Miss Hannigan’s Office Little Girls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miss Hannigan Scene 4: The Warbucks Mansion at 5th Avenue and 82nd Street I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace, Annie, Drake, Servants Scene 5: New York City N.Y.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warbucks, Grace, Annie, A Star-to-Be, New Yorkers Scene 6: The Orphanage, Miss Hannigan’s Office Easy Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miss Hannigan, Rooster, Lily Scene 7: The NBC Radio Station at 30 Rockefeller Center You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bert Healy, the Boylan Sisters Scene 8: The Orphanage, Sewing Room You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (reprise) . . . . The Orphans Easy Street (reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miss Hannigan, Rooster, Lily Scene 9: Washington, The White House Tomorrow (reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie, FDR, Warbucks, the Cabinet Scene 10: Warbucks’ Mansion I Don’t Need Anything But You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warbucks, Annie, Grace, Drake, Servants Scene 11: Warbucks’ Mansion – Next day, Christmas morning Maybe (reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie A New Deal for Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie, Warbucks, Grace, FDR, Company

PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO YOUR FELLOW AUDIENCE MEMBERS AND THE PERFORMERS. Disconnect pagers, beepers, and cellular phones. Anyone using a portable device for texting or any form of electronic communication will be required to leave. No refunds will be issued.The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

This program is presented in part by the Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Orphanage Word Search

The names of some of the characters in Annie are hidden in the orphanage: ANNIE, MOLLY, PEPPER, DUFFY, JULY, TESSIE, KATE, ROOSEVELT, and SANDY. Can you find them?
(Words may be written forward, backward, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Solution on page 10.)

Daddy Warbucks? Is that you?
(Solution on page 10.)

Of the six Daddy Warbucks shown below, only two of them are exactly alike. Can you spot them?

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Morphin’ Orphans
Some people think that children without parents find it very difficult to make their way in life, but there are many orphans who have gone on to do very special things. Below we’ve scrambled the names of some famous orphans (from literature and real life) and given you a clue as to who they are. Can you unscramble the names and write them in the spaces? (Answer on page 10.)

5. SONNEL LANMADE ______ _______
After spending 27 years in prison for his part in the anti-apartheid movement, he went on to become the president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. In 1993 he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

1. EVEST BOSJ _____ ____
With his partner, he started a computer company in 1976 that uses a piece of fruit as its logo. He also runs the company that made a recent movie about a group of toys trying to find a home when their owner Andy goes away to college.

6. HIFAT LLIH _____

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2. DEHII _____
She goes to live with her grandfather in the Alps in Switzerland, and makes friends with Peter the goatherder, whom she eventually teaches to read and write. She also make friends with Clara who ultimately leaves her wheelchair.

She is a popular country singer and is married to Tim McGraw. Adopted as an infant, she made her first public appearance at a 4-H luncheon at age seven. Her first album sold 3 million copies.

7. LORAC BETTRUN _____ _______
Left with her grandmother at an early age, she would go on to find success as a comedienne, singer, dancer, and writer. In 1967 she started her own television show that ran for 11 years. She also starred in the 1982 film version of Annie as Agatha Hannigan.

3. LELA GERTFIZALD ____ __________
Born in 1917, she was a famous singer (often called the “First Lady of Song” and found great success with music called Big ) Band Swing. She performed with Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong and became famous for singing “A Tisket, A Tasket.”

8. REEANOL VERTLOOSE _______ _________
Both of her parents died before she was 10. She often referred to herself as “ugly,”but many people considered her a beautiful person indeed. Tutored privately until age 15, she would find fame as a very important First Lady, wife to the 32nd president of the United States (he actually appears in Annie).

4. RYHAR PETORT _____ ______
He lost his parents on his first birthday, but would go on to become one of the world’s wizest and most powerful wizards. He attended a school called Hogwarts where he made many friends; especially Hermione and Ron.
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Lost & Found
(Solution on page 10.)

Annie and Sandy came together because they needed each other. Can you help them find each other in the middle of the city?

Things we can learn from Annie
• Annie’s life is certainly no picnic. She has no family (except for her friends) and does not have nice clothes to wear, yet she remains positive. Do you remember a time when things weren’t going so well in your life? What did you tell yourself in order to keep going? • If you were forced to live without video games, cell phones, television, or toys of any kind, what would you do to entertain yourself? Take a test for a day or so and see how long you can go without. Maybe you can make a contest of it with friends. • Annie is set during the Great Depression when millions of people lost their jobs and possessions. Do you know of someone who is out of work? If so, can you think of ways you can help that person? • At the end of the show, Annie is forced to give up any chance of ever finding her parents. Is there a dream that you’ve had to give up? Did you replace it with another dream?

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Solutions

Administrative Staff
Producing Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wayne Bryan – wayne@MTWichita.org Producing Associate/Company Manager . . . . . . . .Nancy Reeves –nancy@MTWichita.org Finance Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vickie Kline – vickie@MTWichita.org Finance Assistant/IT Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Angela Trotter – angela@MTWichita.org Patron Services Director/Box Office Manager . . . . . .Joshua Larson – josh@MTWichita.org Director of Rentals & Inventory. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mary Sue Dymak – msd@MTWichita.org Development Associate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matt A. May – matt@MTWichita.org Grant Writing Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bethany Hughes – bethany@MTWichita.org Summer Administrative Associate . . . . . . . . Cameron Siefkes–cameron@MTWichita.org Administrative Office Century II, 2nd Floor 225 W. Douglas Wichita, KS 67202 316-265-3253 316-265-8708 FAX www.MTWichita.org Box Office May 17 through August 8 Century II Concert Hall Lobby 225 West Douglas Wichita, KS 67202 316-265-3107 Box Office and Front of House Box Office Manager . . . . . . . Joshua Larson House Manager. . . . Cathy Monger Duncan Ticketing Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Pirtle, Jordan Pohlman, Isaac Unruh, Sarah Quinn, Maddie Dreher Hours Performance Weeks: Monday & Tuesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm Wednesday thru Saturday: 10:00am – intermission Sunday: noon thru intermission Dark Weeks: Monday thru Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Morphin’ Orphans (from page 6)
1) Steve Jobs 2) Heidi 3) Ella Fitzgerald 4) Harry Potter 5) Nelson Mandela 6) Faith Hill 7) Carol Burnett 8) Eleanor Roosevelt

Photos courtesy SquidInk (www.squidinkcreative.com) Illustrations and layout: Michael Kline (dogfoose.com) Printing by Copy Express [316] 263-2411 (copyexp@aol.com)

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Notes:

Here is a place to write down what you thought of the show.

Sketchbook

Draw one or more of your favorite characters from Annie here, or maybe you can snag an autograph...!

A few residents of the Municipal Girls Orphanage 12

The villains from Annie: (left to right) Jennifer Perry as Miss Hannigan, Denis Lambert as Rooster, and Kaleigh Cronin as Lily St. Regis

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