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Annie (QTC Brisbane) [Program] Cover

QTC The Queensland Theatre Company

Annie
The Queensland Theatre Company

Annie by Thomas Meehan with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, from February 13th to March 7th, 1981 at the S.G.I.O. Theatre, and later, a revival at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Brisbane, from November 3 to December 12, 1981 for the Queensland Theatre Company.

Directed by Alan Edwards; Choreographed by Jack Webster; Musical Direction by Brian Stacey; Sets Designed by James Ridewood; Costumes Designed by Graham Maclean; Lighting Designed by Jamie Henson; Sound Designed by Peter Freeman. Assistant to the Director: Peter Duncan; Dance Directed by Hugh Monroe; Stage Managed by Ellen Kennedy; Assistant Stage Managed by Paul Atthow; Assistant to the Stage Management team: Toby Simkin; Animal Wrangling by Geraldine Owens and Repetiteur Phil Robertson.

I was assistant to the Stage Management team and dog walker for Geraldine at the S.G.I.O., and later at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Stage Management support during daytimes (while I was ASM’s On Our Selection at the S.G.I.O. theatre at night)

STARRING David Clendinning (Oliver Warbucks); Bev Shean (Miss Hannigan); Deanne Burns (Annie) [alternating with Tereska Harbottle]; Tereska Harbottle (Annie) [alternating with Deanne Burns]; Danae Harbottle (Molly); Jane Daley (Duffy); Danelle Denny (July); Katy Hopkins (Tessie); Kate Richter (Lily); Susan Wilkinson (Pepper); Bettina Lewers (Kate); Katie McNeil (Grace Farrell); Duncan Wass (Rooster Hannigan); Peter Noble (Lt Ward / Bert Healy / Morgenthau / Justice Brandeis); Karen Crone (Annette – A Boylan Sister / Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker); Margery Forde (Cecille – A Boylan Sister / Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker); Jacqui Hall (A Star to Be / A Boylan Sister / Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker ); Frank Lloyd (FDR); Sally Robertson (Mrs Greer); Stephen Haddan (Jimmy Johnson / Ickes / Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker ); David Leith (Howe / Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker ); Tony McGill (Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker ); Lyn Moorfoot (Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker ); Hugh Monroe (Honour Guard / Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker ); Mark Penman (Bundles McCloskey / Sound Effects Man / Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker ); Stephen Preston (Dog Catcher); Darien Sticklen (Dog Catcher / Frank McCracken / Hull / Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker ); Lyn Treadgold (Sophie / the Kettle / Mrs Pugh / Perkins / Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker ); Jack Webster (Dog Catcher / Drake / Hooverville-ite / Policeman / Warbuck’s Servant / New Yorker ); GaySandy and Charlie Brown (Sandy Dogs)

The Queensland Theatre Orchestra conducted by Brian Stacey, and included Chen Yang (leader), Tom Coyle, John Fodor, Kaishik Paul, Anne Knightley, Maria Sillams, Deborah Stong, Simon Overt, Olgs Thorpe, Colin Fox, John Richard, Lachlan Easton, Stephen Brockman, Janine Grantham, Martin Crook, Peter Dart, Katie Harrison, Elizabeth Wait, Martin Wooley, Julia Chapman, Anthony Wood, Trevor O’Connell, Alan Wilkie, David Wellman, Vic Cerezo and Ken Clark, joined by Charles Bromley, Paul Pallister, Michael Morgan, John Pytro.   For the regional tour Ken Poggioli (bass), Andrew Wilkie (percussion), Dave Wellman (Trumpet) and Tom Coyle (Trombone)

Sandy the dog was trained by Bill Perrett of Cobjuri All Breeds Training Complex.

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And for the Queensland Theatre Company:
(collectively over my tenure)

Executive Staff: Alan Edwards, AM MBE (Founding Artistic Director); Peter Duncan* / Gregory Gesch* (Assistant Director); Arthur Frame AM (Production Manager); Gillian Coar (Executive Officer); Christine WalshKen Kennett OAM (Public Relations & Publicity Officer); June Craw (Finance and Business Officer); Lewis Savage (Subscriptions Officer); Yvette (Capt) O’BrienHelen Mayes (Clerical Assistant); Lloyd Nickson (Director, Theatre in Education); Richard Magnus (Fundraising Chairman); Diane Leith (Administration) and Susan BonningJennie Lewis (Receptionist).

Production Staff: Graham MacleanJames Ridewood (Resident Designer); Bill ShannonBeverley Hill (Design Assistant); Caroline Gyucha (Scenic Artist); James Henson (Lighting Designer); David Lees (Electrician); Michael WormaldGary CameronPaul ParkinsonDavid Palm (Properties); Howard Steele (Head Carpenter); Des Dougan / Peter Vosiliunas (Carpenter); Cornelis Boogaart* (Apprentice Carpenter); Marie Perry-WatsonLexi WrightJay Mansfield-Askew / Cynthia Bowen (Wardrobe Supervisor); Ken Bushby / Thelma Cope / Meredith Fogg / Margaret ReevesDanny Healy / Arlie McGill / Anne Long / Kerry Yates (Wardrobe); Ellen Kennedy / David McCrudden / Kit Oldfield / Patrick Whelan / Kristin Reuter / Jan Levi / Victor Ashelford / Colin Wilson / Barry Melville / Toby Simkin / Brian Barnes / Vito Arena / Peter Reeve± / Sussanne Humphries / Julianne White (Stage Manage