"Annie Warbucks" in Bordentown, NJ

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I just got this information in an email. I'm not connected to the production in any way, but I thought I'd pass it along "as is."
(Although it really bothers me to see "Sheila" misspelled, since that's my sister's name...)

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Premiere Performing Arts & Artists Presents ANNIE WARBUCKS, the sequel to the Broadway Smash ANNIE


BORDENTOWN, N.J. – Premiere Performing Arts & Artists announces that
everyone’s favorite red-headed heroine is back as they present Annie
Warbucks, the charming follow-up to the Broadway smash, Annie. Annie
Warbucks runs May 3-May 11, at the Valley of Central Jersey Scottish Rites
Hall, 103 Dunns Mill Road, Bordentown, NJ. Tickets cost $19 for adults and
$17 for seniors and children under 12. Tickets are available by calling
215-428-9491 or by visiting www.premiere-arts.org.

Created by the same team that wrote the original, this appealing story has a
book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin
Charnin. A musical comedy for the whole family, Annie Warbucks begins where
Annie left off. It’s Christmas Day, 1933, and Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks has
announced his plans to adopt Annie. However, the new family’s holiday
celebration is cut short when Child Welfare Commissioner, Harriet Doyle,
arrives to inform Warbucks that New York law states that an unmarried man
cannot adopt a child. Daddy Warbucks is left with 60 days to find a wife to
complete the family, or Annie has to go back to the orphanage. Will it be
the new woman in his life Shelia Kelly or will Daddy Warbucks finally
confess his love for his long suffering secretary Grace Farrell? In this
heartfelt show, the race to the altar is filled with a rousing new score,
plenty of scene-stealing orphans, and new villains.

Annie won seven Tony Awards, ran on Broadway for nearly six years and has
become one of the most beloved musicals in American Theater. Annie Warbucks,
which ran off-Broadway, was praised for its mixture of swing and ragtime
flavored songs. The Wall Street Journal said, “…you’ll likely walk out with
your toes tapping and a smile on your lips.”

Kathy Junkins will direct the show. Her last project for Premiere Performing
Arts & Artists was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in January, 2007. She
has also directed West Side Story and The Sound of Music for the company.
Her creative team includes: Choreographer Dianne Certo, Music Director Fred
Van Doren; Set Designer Ken Junkins; and Sound Designer Tristyn Jones.

Bethany Tesarck is performing as Annie Warbucks. Tesarck recently appeared
as Baby June in Gypsy on Broadway. Appearing as Annie’s orphan friends are:
Rebecca Bennie, Taylor Cardish, Jillian Faulhaber, Celine Pence, Helen
Poole, Danielle Romanuski, Nimisha Ruparella, Rachel Tesarck, Tammy Tuckey,
and Terry Tuckey.

Alan Rosen is appearing as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. Rosen is appearing in
his second Premiere Performing Arts & Artists Production. He teaches
performing arts to disabled students and he is an author and composer. Susan
Filtrante appears as Harriet Doyle, and Donna Mills plays Shelia Kelly. They
are both making their debuts with Premiere. Meredith Riley Stewart is
appearing as Grace Farrell and also making her debut with Premiere. Riley
Stewart is a dancer for Jeanne Ruddy Dance and recently appeared in the
Arden Theatre Company’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to
the Forum. The rest of the cast includes: Dean Walton, Dean Abramson, David
Barnes, Monica Bennett, Taylor Williams, Abby Zahn, Michael Brazil, Bob
Faulhaber, Ayana Flowers, Morgan Rae Griffith, Brooke McCarthy, Lauren
Miller, Kelley Romanuski, Krista Strucke, and Todd Tuckey.

About Premiere Performing Arts & Artists
Premiere Performing Arts & Artists, Inc. is dedicated to enriching the
cultural life of the Burlington County and Delaware Valley communities by
presenting arts programs of the highest professional quality that educate
and entertain audiences. Premiere accomplishes this by producing thought
provoking productions and creating a nurturing environment where artistic
excellence is valued, artistic growth is encouraged, and artistic innovation
is sought.
Premiere, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 2002 by five
dedicated Bucks County theater artists. After six seasons of quality
productions, Premiere is working with Medford Township, NJ to locate a
suitable performance venue to call home. Premiere’s theatrical productions
range from big musicals (West Side Story and The Sound of Music) to small
intimate musicals (The Last Five Years), and new works (The Gig). Premiere
also presents a variety of dramas (Stephen King’s Misery, de le Barca’s
Sueño, and John Strand’s Lovers and Executioners). Additionally Premiere has
presented several variety benefit performances showcasing its many talented
artists. Nearly 300 artists have worked with the group through 14
productions.

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JUST THE FACTS

WHAT: ANNIE WARBUCKS
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin

WHEN: May 3-11, 2008
May 3, 7:30 p.m.
May 4, 2:00 p.m.
May 9, 7:30 p.m.
May 10, 12:00 p.m.
May 11, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Valley of Central Jersey Scottish Rites Hall
103 Dunns Mills Rd.
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Tickets: 215-428-9491

WHO: Direction Kathy Junkins
Choreography Dianne Certo
Music Direction Fred Van Doren
Set Design/Technical Design Ken Junkins
Sound Design Tristyn Jones
Stage Manager Leslie Romanuski and Brian Rothman
Construction Manager Joe Kowaleski
House Manager Sherry Klapper

TICKETS: $19, $17 for Seniors and Children under 12

CAST:
Annie Warbucks…………………………………..…Bethany Tesarck
Oliver Warbucks.……………………………………Alan Rosen
Grace Farrell………………………………………...Meredith Riley Stewart
Commissioner Harriet Doyle..……………………..Susan Filtrante
Mrs. Shelia Kelly………………………….………Donna L. Mills
Ella Patterson………………………..……………Monica Bennett
FDR…..……….……………………………………...Todd Tuckey
Drake………………………………….………..….…Dean Walton
Mrs. Pugh/Gladys..………………………………... Abby Zahn
Simon Whitehead……………………...……………Dean Abramson

The Orphans:
Molly……………………………….……………Celine Pence
Pepper…………………………………………Tammy Tuckey
Peaches………………………………………..Nimisha Ruparella
Kate……………………………………………..Taylor Cardish
Duffy……………………….……………………Danielle Romanuski
July………………………………………………Rachel Tesarck
Other Orphans……………………..Rebecca Bennie, Jillian Faulhaber, Terry Tuckey

Waterhouse/Harry………………………………..Bob Faulhaber
Senator Vonderberg/Trainman/Mr. Stanley……Michael Brazil
Waterhouse/Harry….…………………………….Bob Faulhaber
Alvin T. Patterson………………………....……….David Barnes
C.G. Patterson…………………………..………...Taylor Williams
Miss Clark…………………………………………....Ayana Flowers
Dr. Whittleby ………………………………………Laurie Strucke


Warbucks’ Staff, Hoboes, White House Aides, and Wedding Guests: Ayana
Flowers, Morgan Rae Griffith, Brooke McCarthy, Lauren Miller, Kelley
Romanuski, Krista Strucke



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