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Annie at Drayton Festival Theatre

Annie

The Beloved Family Musical
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin
Based on "Little Orphan Annie"® by permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC

Directed & Choreographed by David Connolly
Music Direction by Michael Lerner
Set Design by Jean Claude Olivier
Costume Design by Rachel Berchtold
Lighting Design by Wendy Lundgren
 

June 5 to June 30

Drayton Festival Theatre

Leapin’ Lizards! It’s the world’s favourite family musical!

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young orphan Annie is forced to live in a miserable orphanage run by the wicked Miss Hannigan. Her hard knock life takes an unexpected turn when the plucky redhead is chosen to spend a fairy tale holiday with famous billionaire industrialist, Oliver Warbucks.

With its Tony Award®-winning book and score, including the memorable songs “Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” and the uplifting anthem “Tomorrow,” we bet your bottom dollar you'll love it!


THEATRE ADDRESS
Drayton Festival Theatre
33 Wellington St. S.
Drayton, ON N0G 1P0

ALSO PLAYING AT
Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge | Oct 2 to Oct 27 Click here

AUDIENCE
Recommended for ages 5 and up. There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level. Click here to read our complete Ticket Policy.

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission.

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Meet The Artists

The Company

(in alphabetical order)
 
Ashley Aarts
Ashley Aarts
Pepper
Grace Aarts
Grace Aarts
Molly
Brooke Bauer
Brooke Bauer
July
Jeremy Carver-James
Jeremy Carver-James
Dog Catcher/Bert Healy/
Wacky/Howe/Ensemble
Vanessa Cobham
Vanessa Cobham
Mrs. Greer/Ensemble
Eric Da Costa
Eric Da Costa
Assistant Dog Catcher/
Jimmy Johnson/Ickes/
Justice Brandeis/Ensemble
Riley Deluca
Riley DeLuca
Annie
Jacquelyn French
Jacquelyn French
Lily St. Regis
Kalie Hunter
Kalie Hunter
Annette/Boylan Sister/
Ensemble
Jacob James
Jacob James
Lt. Ward/FDR/Ensemble
Dani Jazzar
Dani Jazzar
Apple Seller/
Sound Effects Man/
Morganthau/Ensemble
Susan JohnstonCollins
Susan JohnstonCollins
Sophie/Mrs. Pugh/
Perkins/Ensemble
Sandrine Lessard-Blais
Sandrine Lessard-Blais
Star to Be/Boylan Sister/
Ensemble
Wade Lynch
Wade Lynch
Rooster Hannigan
Thom Marriott
Thom Marriott
Oliver Warbucks
Rachel McClymont
Rachel McClymont
Duffy
Dan Payne
Dan Payne
Bundles/Drake/
Radio Voice Over/
Hull/Ensemble
Glynis Ranney
Glynis Ranney
Miss Hannigan
Cynthia Smithers
Cynthia Smithers
Grace Farrell
Robin Warwick
Robin Warwick
Cecile/Usherette/
Boylan Sister/Ensemble
 

Children's Chorus

Children's Chorus Red

Back Row: (L-R) Danica Novo, Cassidy Gowing, Peyton Hodgson, Emery Oudshoorn, Clara Hanian.
Front Row: (L-R) Noranda Rose, Rilee Cormier, Annika Archibald, Abbey Ringrose, Chloée Legault.

June 6 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., June 8 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., June 12 at 10:30 a.m., June 13 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., June 18 at 10:30 a.m., June 21 at 7:30 p.m., June 22 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., June 25 at 2:00 p.m., June 28 at 7:30 p.m., June 29 at 2:00 p.m., June 30 at 2:00 p.m..

 

Children's Chorus Blue

Back Row (L-R) Emma Dennis, Julia Green, Abigail Taylor-Peckover, Claire Turner, Lily Villeneuve.
Front Row (L-R) Sophia Rodrigues, Lily King, Rylee Rascinato, Sadie Villeneuve, Maia Montanaro.

June 5 at 2:00 p.m., June 7 at 7:30 p.m., June 9 at 2:00 p.m., June 11 at 10:30 a.m., June 14 at 7:30 p.m., June 15 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., June 19 at 10:30 a.m., June 20 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., June 23 at 2:00 p.m., June 26 at 2:00 p.m., June 27 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., June 29 at 7:30 p.m.

And

Charlie
Charlie
Sandy


The Creative Team

David Connolly
David Connolly
Director
&
Choreographer
Michael Lerner
Michael Lerner
Music Director
JC Olivier
Jean Claude Olivier
Set Designer
Rachel Berchtold
Rachel Berchtold
Costume Designer
Wendy Lundgren
Wendy Lundgren
Lighting Designer
Laurel Oneil
Laurel Oneil
Stage Manager
Sadie Wannamaker
Sadie Wannamaker
Assistant Stage Manager
Stephanie Bignell
Stephanie Bignell
Apprentice Stage Manager
Megan Alfano
Megan Alfano
Assistant Choreographer


The Band

Michael Lerner
Michael Lerner
Music Director/Keys I
Mike Allen
Mike Allen
Guitar
Howard Gaul
Howard Gaul
Drums/Percussion
Steve Lavoie
Steve Lavoie
Keys II
Junior Riggan
Junior Riggan
Bass

Video

Photos & News

Charlie and Riley DeLuca in Annie, Drayton Entertainment, 2019 Season. Director & Choreographer: David Connolly, Music Director: Michael Lerner, Set Designer: Jean Claude Olivier, Costume Designer: Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer: Wendy Lundgren.
Photo credit: Charlie and Riley DeLuca in Annie, Drayton Entertainment, 2019 Season. Director & Choreographer: David Connolly, Music Director: Michael Lerner, Set Designer: Jean Claude Olivier, Costume Designer: Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer: Wendy Lundgren. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri. 
 
Thom Marriott and Riley DeLuca in Annie, Drayton Entertainment, 2019 Season. Director & Choreographer: David Connolly, Music Director: Michael Lerner, Set Designer: Jean Claude Olivier, Costume Designer: Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer: Wendy Lundgren.
Photo credit: Thom Marriott and Riley DeLuca in Annie, Drayton Entertainment, 2019 Season. Director & Choreographer: David Connolly, Music Director: Michael Lerner, Set Designer: Jean Claude Olivier, Costume Designer: Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer: Wendy Lundgren. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri. 

Audience Reviews
  • "★★★★★ 5 Stars! We highly recommend this play. Very well done all the actors were amazing. Very upbeat and action packed. You leave humming the favorite songs all the way home" - Lynn B., TripAdvisor
  • "★★★★★ 5 Stars! I bought tickets for Annie for my SIL, 4 year old niece, 7 year old daughter and I for Christmas. We were all so impressed with the performance! The actors and actresses, the musicians, the set, the staff and the venue were all amazing. It gave a big theatre performance feel within a nice small town venue. We will definitely be coming back for more:)" - Kim H., Email
  • "★★★★★ 5 Stars! We absolutely loved the show ANNIE !! Riley was amazing as were the other actors and the adorable dog. It was fun, comical at times, moving (during the songs) and "warm and fuzzy" throughout!!" - Gordon and Iris M., Email
Media Reviews
  • Wellington Advertiser: "REVIEW: Drayton Entertainment’s ‘Annie’ brings the magic" Read the full review here.
  • Waterloo Region Record: "Review: Annie comes to Drayton and the chorus steals the show" Read the full review here.
News Releases
  • Drayton Entertainment casts Little Orphan Annie 12‐year‐old Riley DeLuca to play Annie in Drayton and Cambridge Read More

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