October 13- October 28, 2017
Book by: Thomas Meehan
Music by: Charles Strouse
Lyrics by: Martin Charnin

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Creative Team
Directed & Choreographed by Anne Nicole Beck
Music Direction by Brent E. Marty
Stage Managed by Joanne Johnson & Matthew Keller


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November 1, 2017
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(CARMEL, IN) – Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s production of ANNIE broke the record for most successful season opener in Civic’s history. The fan favorite surpassed all opening shows’ box office records to take the top spot.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Civic, Donald E Knebel said, “Thanks to everyone who saw ANNIE and spread the word about it throughout our community.  Our cast and crew thrive on full houses and you rewarded them immensely.  We look forward to seeing everyone again at our holiday musical, JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!”

ANNIE was a success in the making before it ever hit the stage. With National Tour sets that were masterfully assembled and fashioned by Civic’s professional technical staff, costumes made by Civic’s resident costume designer and volunteers, precision and impeccable timing from the live orchestra, and incomparable direction and choreography from Anne Nicole Beck, audiences were treated to a stunning display of artistry.

Civic’s Executive Artistic Director, Michael J. Lasley said, “Credit for the success of Annie lies with the artistic team that brought it to life, the cast who gave unselfishly of themselves for weeks of rehearsal and performance as well as the crew, orchestra and Civic staff who supported them all. You can’t always guess what title will capture the attention of the public but you must be prepared to make the most of it when it happens. That preparation and professionalism is what our success is built on.”

Coming this holiday season to Civic’s stage is JOSEPH & AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. It is the ninth installment at Civic since 2000. One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph throughout his trials and triumph. Single and group tickets are available for this holiday spectacular. Visit for more information and to reserve tickets.

Annie Cast List

Annie – Mary Kate Tanselle

Warbucks – Dan Scharbrough

Grace – Amanda Boldt

Molly – Abigail Judy

Tessie – Claire Kaufman

July – Nya Beck

Kate – Emily Chrzanowski

Duffy – Anna Wagner

Pepper – Emily Carlisle

Miss Hannigan – Paige Scott

Rooster – Jeremy Shivers-Brimm

Lilly – Virginia Vasquez

Bert Healy – John Hall

Drake – Rory Shivers-Brimm

Mrs. Pugh – Ragen Sanner

Boylan Sisters – Caitlin Burd, Hannah Illuzzi, Mary Margaret Montgomery

Franklin D. Roosevelt – Bob Zehr

Harold Ickes – John Brennan Hayes

Bundles – Adam Allen

Lt. Ward – Darrin Gowan

Star to Be – Piper Murphy


Ensemble (and other roles) 

Adam Allen, Tanner Brunson (Dog Catcher), Caitlin Burd, Darion Forrest (Asst. Dog Catcher), Leslie Gaudreau (Mrs. Greer), Darrin Gowan, John Hall, Marcus Harvey, John Brennan Hayes, Hannah Illuzzi, Leanna Miller (Annette), Mary Margaret Montgomery (Sophie), Piper Murphy, Nic Nightingale, Cara Nowlin, Elizabeth Pike (Cecille, Dance Captain), Jennifer D. Sutton(Frances Perkins)