PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: On "Easy Street" With Pittsburgh Annie Star Heather Parcells
By Matthew Blank
Heather Parcells, currently playing the role of Lily St. Regis in Pittsburgh CLO's summer production of Annie, shares some quirky snapshots of life backstage. The show continues through July 8.
During the week-long run, Parcells has documented the company's behind-the-scenes shenanigans with her iPhone. Enjoy!
Parcells has appeared on Broadway in A Chorus Line (Judy) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and national tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Some Like It Hot and Chicago.*
Annie, running June 29-July 8, features Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan and Conrad John Schuck as Warbucks. Also cast are Johanna Loughran (Annie), Heather Parcells (Lily), Denis Lambert (Rooster), Danette Holden (Grace) and Tim Hartman (FDR). Charles Repole directs, with Michael Lichtefeld as choreographer. *
The season continues with Fiddler on the Roof, running July 13-22. Tony nominee Lewis J. Stadlen will star as Tevye. The cast will also feature Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (Fyedka), Lauren Worsham (Hodel), Susan Cella (Golde), Corey Cott (Perchik), Anne Markt (Chava), David Perlman (Motel), Emily Shoolin (Tzeitel) and Kay Walbye (Yente). Jack Allison will direct with choreography by Mark Esposito.
As previously reported, Tony Award nominee Liz Callaway will star as Norma Desmond in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard, running July 24-29. The cast will also feature Matthew Scott (Joe Gillis), Walter Charles (Max), Jeff Howell (Cecil B. DeMille) and David Perlman (Artie). Barry Ivan will direct and choreograph.
Tom Helm is musical director for the respective productions.
Pittsburgh CLO will also welcome the national tours of Come Fly Away (June 5-10) and the newly revised staging of The Addams Family (July 31-Aug. 5).
For tickets visit PittsburghCLO.org, or phone (412) 456-6666.
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