Complete Casting Announced for National Tour of Annie; Itinerary Revealed

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12 Aug 2014

Issie Swickle
Issie Swickle

Troika Entertainment, LLC has announced casting and itinerary for the U.S. national tour of Annie, which will launch Sept. 26 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI.

Directed by lyricist and original director Martin Charnin, the non-Equity tour will feature a brand-new physical incarnation of the Tony Award-winning musical.

In the title role will be Issie Swickle, a nine-year-old actress from Davie, FL, making her tour debut. Gilgamesh Taggett will star as Oliver Warbucks with Lynn Andrews as Miss Hannigan, Ashley Edler as Grace, Garrett Deagon as Rooster, Lucy Werner as Lily and Allan Ray Baker as FDR. Sunny, a four-year-old rescue terrier mix, stars as Sandy.

The orphans are Angelina Carballo, Adia Dant, LillyBea Ireland, Sydney Shuck, Lilly Mae Stewart and Isabel Wallach. The featured ensemble includes Amy Burgmaier, Cameron Mitchell Bell, John Cormier, Brian Cowing, Todd Fenstermaker, Chloe Horner, Evan Mayer, Jake Mills, Meghan Seaman, Hannah Slabaugh, Lily Emilia Smith and Chloe Tiso.

“Sandy” will be trained by Tony Award Honoree William Berloni.



Annie has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Charnin. All three received 1977 Tony Awards for their work. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who will incorporate selections from her father Peter Gennaro’s 1977 Tony Award-winning choreography.

The production will also feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Suzy Benzinger, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenksi.

Musical supervision and additional orchestrations are by Keith Levenson; casting is by Joy Dewing CSA and Holly Buczek CSA, Joy Dewing Casting.

The 2014-15 season tour route is as follows:

Sep 26 – Oct 4, 2014 Fisher Theatre, Detroit, MI
Oct 7 – 19, 2014 Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Oct 21 – 26, 2014 Times-Union Center, Jacksonville, FL
Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2014 Benedum Centre, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 5 – 16, 2014 Citi Performing Arts Center, Boston, MA
Nov 18 – 30, 2014 Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
Dec 2 – 7, 2014 Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
Dec 9 – 14, 2014 Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC
Dec 16 – 21, 2014 Wharton Center, East Lansing, MI
Jan 6 – 11, 2015 Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN
Jan 13 – 18, 2015 DeVos Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 20 – Feb 1, 2015 Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, MD
Feb 3 – 8, 2015 The Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA
Feb 10 – 15, 2015 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Ft Myers, FL
Feb 17 – 22, 2015 Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, FL
Feb 24- Mar 1, 2015 Murat Center, Indianapolis, IN
Mar 3 – 8, 2015 Proctor’s Theatre, Schenectady, NY
Mar 10 – 15, 2015 Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY
March 17 – 22, 2015 Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 24 – 29, 2015 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI
Mar 31 – April 5, 2015 Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
April 14 – 19, 2015 Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX
April 21 – 26, 2015 Bass Hall, Austin, TX
April 29 – May 10, 2015 Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO
May 13 – 24, 2015 Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
May 26 – 31, 2015 The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV
June 23 – July 5, 2015 AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, TX
July 14 – 19, 2015 Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC
July 21 – 26, 2015 Hershey Theatre, Hershey, PA

For tickets and additional information visit www.anniethemusical.com.