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Bob, Tricia, Conner & Morgan Merry


Mill Creek Drama Department presents

Book by

Thomas Meehan Direction

Music by

Charles Strouse

Katherine Alexander

Musical Direction

Stephanie Archer

Lyrics by

Martin Charnin Choreography

Becca DePlato

Erica Hanken, Kayla Buckley, Karla Alejos, Lindsey Boozer, Savannah Peat, Maggie Kooi, Catie Pickens, Malene Rasmussen, Alyssa Eblan, Toni Hill, Audrey Lockwood, Taylor Stringfield, Mandy Stulte, Grace Hubbard, Bianca Robinson, Jake Hatcher, Hope Douds, Andy Stanesic, Kenzie Sharp, Leah Johnson, Birdie Jackson, Kierstynn Scholtze, Alec Beard, Katie Brackett, Allie Garland, Erin Henry, Ryan Keliher, Jordyn Levine, Kayla Lowman, Tin Ngoenngok, Jack Skeean, Nicholas Thacker, Eric Burleson, Jon Jameson, Amanda Merry, Dominic Rudin, Ryan Kibildis, Grace Breazeale, Cole Brewer, Ciara Brown, Jordan Burkitt, Rachel Cunningham, Brenden Darby, Mariah Elliott, Jessica Fanczi, Jack Hatcher, Jared Hayes, Heather Kergan, Morgan Lambertson, Melissa Martinez, Ryan McArdle, Olivia McFerrin, Joseph Rivera, Abney Robertson, Dominic Rudin, Emma Thomas, Melody Wahaus, Mary-Kate Wightman, Becca Barnes, Rebecca Armstrong, Chelsea Braden, Taylor Carbin, T’Che Edwards, Shelby Everett, Cady Lambertson, Aiden Moore, Nick Thaxton, Jack Shart, Chris Kim, Kianna Rodriguez, Nani Jordan, James Tweedy, Emily Brown, Erika Clark, Rachel Hall, Ashley King, Jordan Hendricks, Alex Galucki, Reece Sharp, German Hernandez, Alyssa Tengleson, Joy Dunn, Laura Roberts ANNIE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212.541.4684 Fax: 212.297.4684 www.MTIShows.com


The Music Act One Overture “Maybe”………...…………………………………………………………...…Annie Annie’s Escape “Hard Knock Life”………………………..………………….…...Annie & Orphans “Hard-Knock Life Reprise”.…………..……………………………………Orphans “Tomorrow”…………………………..……………………………………… Annie “Hooverville”…………………………..………………………………… Company Hoverville Raid “Little Girls”………………………..………….…………………… Miss Hannigan “Little Girls Reprise”………………..……………………………… Miss Hannigan “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here”…..…………… Annie, Grace Farrell & Servants “N.Y.C….…………………………... Annie, Warbucks, Grace Farrell & Company “Easy Street”……………………...………………. Miss Hannigan, Rooster & Lily Warbuck’s Mansion “Why Should I Change A Thing”………...……………………………… Warbucks “You Won’t Be an Orphan for Long”....Annie, Warbucks, Grace Farrell & Servants Act Two N.Y. Entr’acte…..………...……………………………………………………Annie Timpani “Fully Dressed………………..……………. Orphans, Bert Healy & Boylan Sisters Fully Dressed (Children) “Easy Street Reprise”……..……..………………….Miss Hannigan, Rooster & Lily Train Music “Cabinet Tomorrow...…..Annie, Warbucks, Roosevelt, Cabinet Members & Howe “Cabinet End”....………...…………………. Roosevelt, Cabinet Members & Howe Train Scene “Something Was Missing”…………...……………………………………Warbucks “I Don’t Need Anything But You.............Annie, Warbucks, Grace Farrell, Servants Party Music “Same Effect on Everyone”……....……………………………………………Annie “A New Deal for Christmas.............…...Annie, Orphans, Warbucks, Grace Farrell, Servants, Cabinet Members & Howe “Bows”……………………………....……………………………………... Full Cast


The Setting New York, NY - 1933 Act One Scene 2 - St. Mark’s Place Street Corner Scene 3 - Hoovervile Scene 4 - New York City Municipal Orphanage Scene 5 - Warbucks Mansion Scene 6 - Fifth Avenue to Times Square Scene 7 - New York City Municipal Orphanage Scene 8 - Warbucks Office

New York, NY 1933

Act Two Scene 1 - NBC Radio Studio Scene 2 - New York City Municipal Orphanage Scene 3 - White House Cabinet Room Scenes 4 and 5 - Warbucks Mansion Gallery


The Cast MOLLY......................................................................................................*Erica Hanken PEPPER....................................................................................................*Kayla Buckley DUFFY.........................................................................................................*Karla Alejos JULY.........................................................................................................Lindsey Boozer TESSIE.....................................................................................................*Savannah Peat KATIE.......................................................................................................*Catie Pickens ADDITIONAL ORPHANS Maggie Kooi, Malene Rasmussen, Alyssa Eblan, Toni Hill, Audrey Lockwood, Taylor Stringfield, Mandy Stolte ANNIE...................................................................................................*Grace Hubbard MISS HANNIGAN............................................................................*Bianca Robinson BUNDLES MCCLOSKEY..........................................................................Jake Hatcher APPLE SELLER.......................................................................................*Birdie Jackson DOG CATCHERS.....................................................*Tim Ngoenngok, Jessica Fanczi LT. WARD.............................................................................................Nicholas Thacker SOPHIE.......................................................................................**Rachel Cunningham HOOVERVILE DENIZENS Jake Hatcher, *Kayla Lowman, Dominic Rudin, **Ryan Kibildis, Grace Breazeale, Cole Brewer, Ciara Brown, Jordan Burkitt, Brendon Darby, Mariah Elliott, Jessica Fanczi, Jared Hayes, **Heather Kergan, *Morgan Lambertson, Melissa Martinez, *Ryan McArdle, *Olivia McFerrin, Abney Robertson, Dominic Rudin, *Mary-Kate Wightman GRACE FARRELL.....................................................................................*Hope Douds DRAKE.......................................................................................................Andy Stanesic CECILLE..................................................................................................*Birdie Jackson ANNETTE..........................................................................................Kierstynn Schulze MRS. GREER...........................................................................................**Kenzie Sharp MRS. PUGH...........................................................................................**Leah Johnson

*Thespian **Thespian Officer


The Cast WARBUCKS’ SERVANTS Alec Beard, *Katie Brackett, *Allie Garland, Erin Henry, *Ryan Keliher, *Jordyn Levine, *Kayla Lowman, **Tin Ngoenngok, Jack Skeean, Nicholas Thacker, **Emma Thomas OLIVER WARBUCKS............................................................................*Eric Burleson STAR TO BE............................................................................................*Allie Garland COP...............................................................................................................Cole Brewer USHERETTES *Birdie Jackson, Erin Henry ,**Rachel Cunningham SANTA CLAUS............................................................................................Jack Skeean NYC TOURISTS Lindsey Boozer, Jack Hatcher, Kierstynn Schulze, Alec Beard, Erin Henry, *Ryan Keliher, *Jordyn Levine, *Kayla Lowman, *Tin Ngoenngok, Nicholas Thacker, **Emma Thomas, Dominic Rudin, **Ryan Kibildis, Jordan Burkitt, Jessica Franczi, Jared Hayes,** Heather Kergan, *Morgan Lambertson, Melissa Martinez, *Ryan McArdle, Olivia McFerrin, Joseph Rivera, Abney Robertson,*Mary Kate Wightman ROOSTER.....................................................................................................Jon Jameson LILY.........................................................................................................*Amanda Merry BERT HEALY..........................................................................................Dominic Rudin SOUND EFFECTS MAN............................................................................Cole Brewer JIMMY JOHNSON...................................................................................Andy Stanesic FRED MCCRACKEN/WACKY................................................................Jack Hatcher BONNIE BOYLAN................................................................................Emma Thomas CONNIE BOYLAN...........................................................................**Heather Kergen RONNIE BOYLAN..................................................................*Mary-Kate Wightman

*Thespian **Thespian Officer


The Cast NBC PRODUCERS **Rachel Cunningham, Brendon Darby, Alec Beard FDR..........................................................................................................**Ryan Kibildis LOUIS HOWE...............................................................................................Jared Hayes HENRIETTA MORGANTHAU.............................................................Jordan Burkitt HAROLD ICKES............................................................................................Alec Beard FRANCIS PERKINS.....................................................................................Jack Skeean CORDELL HULL......................................................................................*Ryan Keliher ADDITIONAL CABINET MEMBERS Cole Brewer, Brendon Darby, **Heather Kergan JUDGE BRANDIS.....................................................................................Joseph Rivera

*Thespian **Thespian Officer


The Crew *Katherine Alexander - Director

Katherine Alexander earned her teaching certificate attending classes at Gainesville Junior College (where she attended on a full theater scholarship), UGA and Northwestern University. Certified to teach Theater, as well as, Mathematics she taught at Hilsman MS, Athens Tech and George Walton Academy. Prior to her arrival at Mill Creek in 2008 she taught theater full time at Berkmar HS for nine years, directing 41 main stage plays and musicals. Annie will mark her 19th play/musical here at Mill Creek. She developed a love for theatre in early childhood and has been involved in theatre for over 26 years. Some of her favorite roles as an actress over the years include Dorothy in The Wiz, Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, Guinevere in Camelot, Dr. Einstein in Arsenic & Old Lace, Dolly in Hello, Dolly!, Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady, Maria in The Sound of Music, Dolly in The Matchmaker and The Clown in Reese & Babe. Some of her favorite things about directing are the collaborative process and the unique and interesting challenges that each show present. To date, the favorite show that she has directed here at Mill Creek is Seussical the Musical. She says, “There was just something magical about that show and all those involved with it know exactly what I’m talking about.”

*Becca DePlato - Choregrapher

Becca DelPlato is a Mill Creek Graduate and is happy to make her choreographic debut after serving as Assistant Choreographer for last year’s The Wiz. She now studies Theatre Performance with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Performance credits include: MC Theatre: Alice in Wonderland (White Rabbit), Hairspray (Penny Pingleton), FPA: Fosse! (Dancer), GTA: The Grapes of Wrath (Ensemble), Brave New World (Lenina Crowne), Twelfth Night (Maria). “Thanks to Katherine Alexander for the opportunity and to Dance Captain Birdie Jackson for her input and help! Enjoy!” Becca *Thespian **Thespian Officer


The Crew Stephanie Archer - Musical Director

Mrs. Archer began her teaching career in 1989 at Eastbrook Middle School in the Whitfield County School system. In 1992, she became the choral director at Southeast Whitfield High School, where she was named the Teacher of the Year in 1996. She was also the first runner-up for the Whitfield County Teacher of the Year. She moved to Gwinnett County in 1997, and began teaching at Sweetwater Middle School. After taking four years to be a stay-at-home Mom, Mrs. Archer returned to teaching at Lanier Middle School in 2008. This is her 2nd year as a Hawk, and the director of choral activities at Mill Creek High School. Mrs. Archer has had performance experience in community theatre and has been in such shows as: The Gondoliers, The Boyfriend, Quilters, Gypsy and Cinderella. As a teacher in middle and high schools, she has been the musical director of shows such as: The Sound of Music, L’il Abner, Annie Get Your Gun, The Wizard of Oz, Godspell, Bye, Bye Birdie, and Guys and Dolls. She also was a performing participant in the Brightleaf Music Workshop (a show choir summer camp) from 1999-2002. Assistant Musical Director - Becca Barns Lighting Designer - Rebecca Armstrong Techincal Director - Laura Roberts Make-up Artist - Chelsea Braden Stage Manager - Taylor Carbin Asst. Stange Managers - *T’Che Edwards, *Shelby Everrett & **Cady Lambertson Lights - *Aiden Moore, Nick Thaxton Followspots - Jack Sharp, Chris Kim Props - Kianna Rodriguez, *Nani Jordan Sound - James Tweedy Costumes - Emily Brown, Erika Clark, Rachel Hall, Ashley King Grips - **Jordan Hendricks, Alex Galucki, Reece Sharp, German Hernandez, Alyssa Tengleson, Joy Dunn *Thespian **Thespian Officer


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Thank You to All Those Who Helped! It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. Here at Mill Creek we like to think of that as: “It takes a community to make our clubs successful”. Thank you to the following who have contributed to our ‘community’ in one way or another. We truly appreicate you. Jim Ellis Chevorlet, Sponsor Exxon Station at Mineral Springs Sherwin Williams in Dacula Classic Cleaners on Braselton Hwy Cupcake Divas in Dacula Chili’s at Hamilton Mill Dooley’s Southern Pizza Kitchen Olive Garden Mall of Georgia National Floral Distributors FedEx-Mall of Georgia Elite Sports Goodwill-Hamilton Mill UHAUL-Flowery Branch It’s All Custom Tshirts Dacula Patch photoforever.com Apple Print, Buford On-Site Graphics, Grayson Mail & Package, Lilburn Mill Creek High School Custodial Staff ...and finally, to Dana Burleson, President of MCEA Board of Directors, for her extraordinary dedication and service , and to Katherine Alexander, for sharing her love of theater so selflessly.


Dream Big Our Little Man From the tears of Jeff in (John Lennon and Me) to the multiple personalities of both (Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde) to the whimsical lion in (The Wiz) and all the characters in between, you have made us so proud. As you go forward son, remember “the world is your stage now and there’s a bright light on you,” so dream big. Mom, Dad, Pop, Nonnie & Chad

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From Bird Girl (Seussical), to Amber (Hairspray) to the Yellow Brick Road (The Wiz) and now ANNIE! Can’t wait to watch the next chapter in your life as it unfolds. Always follow your dreams and in that you’ll find GOD’s purpose for your life. We couldn’t be more proud of you and we love you beyond words!! Mom, Jake, Hannah, and Daddy (who’s got a front row seat from Heaven!)

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What a Wonderful Run These Four Years! Whoville Citizen, Soldier, Photographer, Agent Smith, Scotty, Robert, The Pardoner, Messenger, Bill/Grim Reaper, Gerolde, Charlie Gordon, Hooverville Citizen and FDR! We’re so proud of how you “light” up the stage. Continue to reach for your dreams. Love, Mom, Dad, and Sam

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Congratulations! Your success proves what we have always known - that whatever you make up your mind to do, you will do. We are so proud of you. You’ve found a love that draws you. You’ve worked hard. Remember, “Do What You Love and You Will Never Really ‘Work’ A Day In Your Life.” Then, where will you live? Oh Yeah!


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THEATRE ETTIQUETTE Flash photography is not permitted during the performances. Cast members will be happy to pose for pictures after the show. Silence all cell phones or beepers before the performance begins. Leave the theatre during performance ONLY OUT OF NECESSITY. Don’t talk or make unnecessary noises during the show. No food or drink permitted in the theatre. Presentations of flowers, gifts, or similar recognitions are usually made offstage; exceptions should have prior approval of the director. Never be openly critical of a performer or performance. Arrive early enough to be seated before the lights dim. When the curtain goes up, if the set pleases you, compliment the designer and crew by applauding. Parents of cast and crew are kindly asked to stay after the last performance of the show to help strike the set.


Mill Creek Theatre Presents Annie  

Spring Musical

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