August 23, 2014 at 11:21 PM
RANDOLPH, NJ-The Randolph Performing Arts Center (RPAC) at The Music Den in Randolph, New Jersey has announced that it is putting on it’s own first ever production of Annie Jr., a Broadway Jr. play. A casting call and auditions were held in June, and 43 kids between the ages of 7 and 14 tried out for parts. Two casts consisting of a total of 29 kids were selected, with rehearsals beginning in September.
Six shows have already been scheduled for November 14-16 & 21-23, 2014.
The idea for doing a full-scale theatrical production at the RPAC was the brainchild of Angela Marcone (Education Coordinator for The Music Den), Angelica Laucius (Musical Director and Co-Director), Bernadette Fivehouse (Costuming, Props, Choreography), and Rosalie Tenseth (Acting Coach, Co-Director, and founder of The Acting Academy).
“We are extremely excited about how everyone is cast. Everyone's strengths are going to be used in a way that is going to make this show and ensemble shine!”, said Tenseth.
Starring in the lead role as Annie is Marina Millelli of Denville, NJ and Tori Murray of Long Valley, NJ. Starring as Oliver Warbucks for both casts is Frank Cruze of Wayne, NJ. Rounding out the cast are: Annastasia Booth, Leah Chan, Lila Cook, Amanda Decraine, Samara Fishkin, Liam Gallagher, Jayson Goldner, Maraida Gonzales, Isabella Hermey, Olivia Howell, Brooke Iglar, Hope Keil, Abby Lamour, Masha Lilov, Jenna Manderioli, Giuseppe Milelli, Natalie Paitchel, Olivia Pescatore, Annabelle Plociniak, MacKenzy Reilly, Joelle Rivellese, Alexa Scano, Sydney Sieb, Max Young, Vivian Young, Alexa Yudoff, and a dog named Leila.
The http://www.themusicden.com/c-1120-tickets.aspx [Randolph Performing Arts Center] is a 120-seat auditorium located at The Music Den in Randolph, NJ. Unveiled in 2010, the Randolph Performing Arts Center has had a huge impact on the community, providing a much needed home for student recitals, concerts, clinics, band camps and plays.