July 18 – 25
First Muny production since 2009!
Leapin’ lizards! Everyone’s favorite plucky, irresistible orphan is back! Based on the popular 1920s Harold Gray comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, Annie is considered one of the most acclaimed musicals of all time. This seven-time Tony Award-winning family favorite features unforgettable hits like “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street” and the iconic Broadway standard “Tomorrow.” You can bet your bottom dollar this is one beloved, multigenerational Muny favorite guaranteed to entertain the entire family.
Shows start at 8:15 p.m. CST.
Run time: 2:15 including intermission (estimate)
|Ticket Prices||Season*||Single||Season Savings|
|Center Boxes (C-6)||$707||$100||N/A|
|Side Boxes (7-10)||$616||$100||12%|
|Terrace A (A-M)||$469||$77||13%|
|Terrace A (N-Y)||$343||$60||18%|
|Terrace B (A-M)||$238||$46||26%|
|Terrace B (N-Y)||$112||$31||48%|
|* Season Ticket prices include $7 service fee.|
PEYTON ELLA (Annie)
Credits include: NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! (Gretl) starring Carrie Underwood, the title role in Annie (Paper Mill Playhouse and Westchester Broadway Theatre), Grey Gardens (Lee Bouvier, Ahmanson Theatre), Live from Lincoln Center’s Show Boat (young Kim), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (opposite Matthew Broderick), Gypsy (Netflix), Whistle Down the Wind (live recording at 54 Below), School of Rock (Summer), A Little Princess (Kids of the Arts, Signature Theatre). Peyton is thrilled to be following in the footsteps of her mother, who played an orphan and the title role of Annie in the original Broadway production.
CHRISTOPHER SIEBER (Warbucks)
returns to The Muny where he portrayed King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar last summer. Sieber made his Broadway debut alongside Susan Egan in Triumph of Love (starring Betty Buckley and F. Murray Abraham). Other Broadway and West End credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Chicago (Billy Flynn, multiple engagements), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Sir Galahad, original Broadway and West End casts, Tony nomination), Shrek the Musical (Lord Farquaad, original Broadway cast, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Drama League nominations), La Cage Aux Folles (Georges, opposite Harvey Fierstein) and Matilda (Agatha Trunchbull). Touring credits include: La Cage Aux Folles (Albin, opposite George Hamilton). Television credits include: Two of a Kind, It’s All Relative, Sex and the City, Elementary, The Good Wife, Ed, Law & Order SVU, Guiding Light, All My Children and Another World. Sieber has performed with the Toronto Symphony and the New York City Opera.
JENNIFER SIMARD (Miss Hannigan)
is a Tony, four-time Drama Desk, two-time Drama League and Lucille Lortel Award nominee. Broadway credits include: Disaster! (Sister Mary Downey, Tony nomination); Hello, Dolly! (Ernestina); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (starring opposite Mo Rocca) and the original companies of Sister Act and Shrek the Musical. Off-Broadway credits include: the original companies of Forbidden Broadway: SVU, The Thing About Men and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Film credits include: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Wish You Were Dead and Sisters. Television credits include: The Good Wife, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, The King of Queens and Younger. Twitter @simardjennifer and Instagram @thejennifersimard
BRITNEY COLEMAN (Grace Farrell)
Muny debut! She was last seen onstage in St. Louis in the first national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Broadway credits include Heather in the recent revival of Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close and Beautiful (Lucille). She recently made her NY City Center Encores! debut in Hey, Look Me Over! alongside Carolee Carmello. Favorite regional productions include: Camelot starring Robert Sean Leonard (Guenevere, Westport Country Playhouse and Two River Theater), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Silvia, The Old Globe), Into the Woods (Cinderella, Theatre Under The Stars), The Pajama Game (Babe, Arena Stage) and Dreamgirls (Deena, North Shore/Marriott Lincolnshire/Fulton Opera/Maine State). BFA: The University of Michigan. www.britneycoleman.com
JOHN SCHERER (FDR)
Muny credits include: Young Frankenstein, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, The Addams Family, Spamalot and Mame. He has appeared on Broadway in LoveMusik, By Jeeves and Sunset Boulevard. Off-Broadway credits include: Dames at Sea, Olympus On My Mind and Preppies. Other New York credits include: The Most Happy Fella (NYC Opera), Out of This World (City Center) and the Actors Fund Benefit of Funny Girl. He has toured nationally in 42nd Street, Cats, White Christmas, Mame and Hello, Dolly! Regional credits include: the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House and many others.
HOLLY ANN BUTLER (Lily)
returns to The Muny after playing Sheila in last summer’s A Chorus Line. Other Muny: Holiday Inn (Lila Dixon). Broadway/off-Broadway: On the Town (Flossie, Claire u/s), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Hedy/Smitty u/s), Grease (Rizzo u/s), Happiness, Anyone Can Whistle. First national tours: Evita (Eva u/s), Flashdance (Alex u/s), Shrek the Musical (Wicked Witch, Fiona u/s), Jersey Boys (Lorraine). Regional: On the Town and Nice Work If You Can Get It (Sacramento Music Circus), The Miracle Worker (Queens Theatre), Leading Ladies (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Drury Lane, Jeff Award nomination), Cats (TUTS), The Honeymooners (Paper Mill Playhouse). Film/TV: Looking for Trouble, SeaQuest 2032, Figure It Out.
JON RUA (Rooster)
returns to The Muny, where he choreographed last season’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Broadway: SpongeBob SquarePants (Patchy the Pirate), Hamilton (Charles Lee/Ensemble, u/s Hamilton, original Broadway company), Hands on a Hardbody (Jesus Pena), In the Heights (Sonny/Graffiti Pete). Selected off-Broadway: Kung Fu, Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. Selected regional: Old Globe’s Somewhere (Alejandro, Craig Noel nomination.), Bring It On: The Musical (Twig), The Muny’s West Side Story. Film: Fall to Rise, First Reformed. TV: Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Verizon. Digital: Mas Mejor. Choreography: Phish, SpongeBob SquarePants (Assistant Choreographer), Aida (Muny), Isn’t It Romantic? (upcoming film); LoveFound, Celebrity Wife Swap, NBA, NYMF 2016 Freedom Riders, Broadway Bares, Capezio A.C.E. Awards. He has danced for Mariah Carey, Phish, Don Omar, Soulja Boy, among others. Instagram @jonrua1, Twitter @jonrua, Youtube @JonRua
MADELINE DOMAIN (Tessie)
Muny credits include: A Chorus Line (Young Bebe), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Children’s Ensemble), The Wizard of Oz (Munchkin). Proud Muny Kid since 2017.
AMANDA WILLINGHAM (July)
is excited to be part of The Muny’s 100th anniversary season and a member of the 2018 Muny Teens Troupe. Recent local credits include Akeelah and the Bee (Akeelah), Hairspray (Little Inez) and The Wiz (Munchkin). Amanda is thankful for her family, friends and teachers for their support.
SAMANTHA IKEN (Pepper)
Muny debut! Recent credits include: Shrek the Musical (Teen Fiona, Missouri Baptist University), Zombie Prom (Toffee, Gateway Center for Performing Arts) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Children’s Ensemble, Stages St. Louis).
TRENAY LaBELLE (Duffy)
is a proud straight “A” student. Trenay is currently a Muny Kids Touring Troupe member for the 2018 season. She is thankful for every opportunity that allows her to do what she naturally enjoys, and looks forward to what the arts have to offer.
ANA Mc ALISTER (Molly)
Previous Muny credits include: A Chorus Line and Young Frankenstein. Ana has also appeared at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in All My Sons (Bert).
ELLA GRACE ROBERTS (Kate)
Muny credits: A Chorus Line. Proud Muny Kid Troupe Member for 2018. Other credits: The Nutcracker and Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Missouri Ballet Theatre).
was adopted by Bill Berloni in the spring of 2012 for the revival Annie on Broadway from the Houston, TX Animal Control the day before she was to be put to sleep. She became the subject of a NBC special entitled “Annie’s Search for Sandy” and “From Wags to Riches” on the Discovery Family Channel. She stayed with the show on Broadway until 2014 and was with the national tour for two years. Since then, she has been starring as Sandy in some of the biggest theaters in the country. Sunny is a Terrier Mix who is about seven-years-old. She follows in the line of great Sandy dogs rescued and trained by Bill Berloni.
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JOHN TARTAGLIA (Director)
Muny: Shrek (2013), Tarzan (2014) and The Wizard of Oz (2016). Broadway: Avenue Q (Tony nomination), Beauty and the Beast and Shrek. John created, executive produced and starred in his own Emmy-nominated preschool series Johnny and the Sprites (Disney Jr.) and performed on Sesame Street for 13 seasons. Director: Stephen Schwartz’s The Secret Silk (Princess Cruises, writer/director), Dinosaur Train Live and Sid the Science Kid Live (national tours), Claudio Quest (New York Musical Theatre Festival, Best of the Fest), Lord Tom (York Theatre), Shrek the Halls (DreamWorks Theatricals), Because of Winn Dixie (Arkansas Repertory), amongst others. John is Kip on Jim Henson’s Word Party, Hank on Julie’s Greenroom (both for Netflix), as well as creator, co-executive producer and star of Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles (PBS Kids). Heard every Sunday on Sirius XM on Broadway’s Sunday Funday with John Tartaglia. www.johntartagliaproductions.com
JESSICA HARTMAN (Choreographer)
is thrilled to return for The Muny’s 100th after working on All Shook Up (2017), Mamma Mia! (2016), Hairspray (2015) and Seussical (2014). Broadway: Lysistrata Jones (associate choreographer), The Boy from Oz starring Hugh Jackman (assistant choreographer). Off-Broadway/NY credits: Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play! (choreographer, New Victory Theatre), Universal Studios/The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (associate),Waterfall (associate), and Somewhere in Time (associate). Other choreography credits include: Norwegian Creative Studios/Oceania Cruise Lines (choreographer), Disney Jr. Dance Party (associate show director), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (associate, Theatre Under the Stars), West Side Story (associate, Signature Theatre), and Next to Normal (choreographer, Baltimore Center Stage). Up next: Memphis at Theatre Under the Stars (choreographer). Jessica is the Artistic Director of Broadway Theatre Connection. BFA from Florida State University.
COLIN WELFORD (Music Director)
is delighted to be back at The Muny, having conducted Billy Elliot in 2014 and Jesus Christ Superstar in 2017. Colin studied at Oxford University, the Royal College of Music and University of Miami. Currently music director/conductor of Hamilton in Chicago. Past music supervisor/director credits include: The Lion King and Billy Elliot (13 companies of each, worldwide), Wicked, Rent and The Who’s Tommy (5 companies). For the English National Ballet, Colin has conducted productions of Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet. Colin has also orchestrated for the New York and Boston Pops orchestras. He has conducted recordings ranging from Mahler and Stravinsky (BBC Symphony) to pop and big-band albums, composed two produced musicals and is at work on his first opera.