ANNIE - The National Touring Production
The beloved Broadway Musical, which promises that "The
sun will come out tomorrow," With a cast and crew of 35 actors and
musicians, the show was just brimming with energy. Annie ran in March
2010 in four cities in Israel.
Pictures from the production
The Show and The Cast and Crew
- Book by THOMAS MEEHAN, Music by CHARLES STROUSE, Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN
- Director: Yisra'el Lutnick
- Musical Director: Amy Bart
- Choreography and Staging: Shuky Hoffman, director of Mechola
- Costumes: Leah Toren
- Production Manager: Stacey Maltin
- Tech Director: Felix Shaposhnik
- Accompanied by the Israel Musicals Orchestra, with the Alon Stern Ensemble
- Einat Azulay (Mrs Greer, Broadway Wannabee-NYC) has been
singing, dancing and acting since childhood. She studied in Beit Zvi and
the Jerusalem Academy for Music & Dance.
- Mimi Borowich (Mrs. Pugh, Hooverite) loves singing her heart out
with her a capella group Kolture Shock, and has sung solo in Lincoln
Center and Carnegie Hall.
- Amanda Brief (Miss Hannigan) graduated from Cornell University
in May, and made her Israeli debut doing Miss Hannigan's shenanigans!
- Sarit Brown (Lily), acts and specializes in makeup and styling,
and is proud to be part of Israel's English speaking spectrum of
- Benny Firszt (Harold Ickes, Hooverite) has appeared in Rent and The Accomplices, and does standup and music.
- Shira Knopp (Pepper), has years of studio experience recording
songs and narration for the English language teaching company UPP.
- Leah Lipsey (Annie) has sung in several school performances and plays a mean flute.
- Yisrael Levitt (Drake, Hooverite) is a family physician who has appeared in many productions.
- Stacey Maltin (Grace Farrell, Production Manager) attended New York University Tisch School of the Arts for drama.
- Nosson Kohn (Louis Howe, Radio Announcer) acted in Nike's
feature film "Nothing But the Truth" and also starred in 3 Jewish Impact
- Yisrael Lutnick (Bert Healy, Cordell Hull, Staff, Director)
discovered his passion for musical theatre at age 8, when he saw 1776 in
- Racheli Ozeri (Duffy) was born and raised in New York City and
has been on her way to the stage ever since she could walk and talk.
- Sarah Pardes (Tessie) was born in Brussels, Belgium, and has
been dancing for years at the Flic Flac dance school of Belgium, where
she also took theatre classes.
- Hallel Rabinowitz (July) loves to dance, sing, act, and do art projects.
- Shira Saffern (Molly) made her debut in the production of Annie The Musical at 9 years old.
- Marnie Schamroth (Hooverite, Cecille) made aliya from Baltimore
to Ramat Bet Shemesh when she was 6. She has been involved in theater
from a young age.
- Ronit Shuler (Francis Perkins, Connie Boylan, Annette) has
worked in media and entertainment, and performed as a
singer/dancer/actress in various venues.
- Naomi Weissberg (Kate, Understudy Annie), age 11,was born into a musical family. .
- Tom Weiss (President Roosevelt, Lt Ward), a native New Yorker in
the full sense of the word, is an actor, a correspondent, an athlete, a
political activist & a diplomat.
- Ayden Yager (Me Too) is older than the youngest in the cast by only one day.
- Tomer Ze'ev (Rooster) is a 2009 Beit-Zvi graduate, a qualified singer, performing classical and modern musical styles.
- Jordan Zell (Bundles, Wacky, Henry Morgenthau, Staff) is a graduate of the Hebrew University theater studies program.
- Marc Zell (Oliver Warbucks) is a practicing international
attorney and commentator on American politics and law, Marc returned to
the stage several years ago and has since appeared in numerous
- Amy Bart (Musical Director). A pianist and music educator from
the New York area, Amy has served as musical director for the Barrington
Stage Company's children's theater program.
- Shuky Hoffman (choreographer) is the founder and director of the respected Mechola Dance Centers and Mechola Dance Troupe.