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Congratulations to the Cast of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical!”

CTA is pleased to announce the cast of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical!” The talent was immense, and the decisions were difficult! “Matilda” runs from October 21 to November 6, 2021. Purchase tickets now!

Mac Brabazon …. Bruce
Liam DeVries … Parent/Big Kid/Henchman
Matthew Earl … Trunchbull/Entertainer
Davis Eggleston … Michael/Big Kid/Parent
Katie Fitzgerald …. Hortencia
Helena Gray … Parent/Big Kid
Alana Hallums … Amanda
Parker Hines … Tommy
Finn Hintermister … Mr. Wormwood
Morgan Kay … Parent/Big Kid
Teresa Kempton … Alice
Kaitlyn Knowles … Lavender
John Lyons … Nigel
Cai Malone … Parent/Big Kid
Noah McCandless … Parent/Big Kid/Henchman
Ryan McCandless… Doctor/Big Kid/Parent
Teaghan McLaughlin … Parent/Big Kid
Savannah Nixon … Parent/Big Kid
Justin Porath … Escapologist/Sergei/Parent/Big Kid
Anna Porter … Miss Honey
Mia Rinehart … Mrs. Wormwood
Caden Schnabel … Rudolfo/Big Kid
MJ Schropp … Eric
Amaya Shannon … Ms. Phelps/Nurse/Cook/Parent
Cate Weiss … Acrobat/Parent/Big Kid
Harper Wright … Matilda

Annie and orphans holding the dog Sandy

‘Annie’ to Spread Sunshine at CTA

The classic musical about hope, hijinks and finding home will be on stage from May 6-22, 2022, at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Leapin’ Lizards! “Annie,” one of the world’s best-loved musicals, takes stage at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis next month, running from May 6-22, 2022. Based on the irrepressible comic strip heroine, and with equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations…and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt!Read More

Congratulations to the Cast of “The Addams Family”

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for CTA’s production of “The Addams Family!”
Gomez: Liam O’Toole
Morticia: Erica Yamaner
Wednesday: Rosalie Hess
Fester: Finn Hintermister
Pugsley: Teaghan McLaughlin
Grandma: Layla Bunch
Lucas: Andrew Wilson
Alice: Finola Quinn
Mal: Blake Martin
Lurch: Sage Shanahan
  • Annie Oakley: Reagan Davies
  • Ballerina/Dance Captain: Cate Weiss
  • Baseball player: Logan Masters
  • Bride: Katie Blackwell
  • Caveman: Cole German
  • Chef: Liam DeVries
  • Clown: Ryan McCandless
  • Flapper: Cai Malone
  • Jester: Ronnie McIntyre
  • Mad Scientist: Justin Porath
  • Magician: Niki Pippin
  • Pirate: Helena Tawil

Congratulations to the cast of Disney’s “Frozen JR.”

Congratulations to the cast of Disney’s “Frozen JR.”
Elsa: Mia Rinehart
Anna: Mackenzie Currie
Olaf: Anna Delmarco
Little Anna: Alana Hallums
Little Elsa: Delainey Parker
Hans: Ryan McCandless
Kristoff: Brennen Atkinson
Pabbie: Sage Shanahan
Oaken: Teaghan McLaughlin
Queen: Emily Egna
King/Weselton: Noah McCandless
Bulda: Cai Malone
Sven: Jeremiah Gilbert
Finn Hintermister
Reagan Davey
Justin Porath
Alaina Ugolini
Lilah Brennan
Anthony Shaffer
Victoria Santiago-Velez
Miele Segree
Kinsey Smith
Mac Brabazon
Lilian Renes
Teagan Yokanovich
Julia Kamoie
Maddox Howard
Alexandra Owen
Finola Quinn
Sofia Moss

Congratulations to the cast of “The Hobbit”

Congratulations to the cast of “The Hobbit!” The play runs from February 7 to 16, 2020, at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis.
Bilbo: Daniel Kandra
Gandalf: Barret Mitchell
Thorin: Blake Martin
Balin: Blanca Martell
Dwalin: Ryan McCandless
Bifur: Audrey Fleishman
Bombur: Sage Shanahan
Bofur: Finola Quinn
Dori: Connor Schwab
Nori: Peter Cardillo
Ori: Cole German
Fili: Ronan Marcus
Kili: Emmy Frame
Oin: Erica Herdrich
Gloin: Sydney Broady
Bert/Puppeteer: Teaghan McLaughlin
Tom/Puppeteer/Voice of Smaug: Jeremiah Gilbert
Essie/Puppeteer: Justin Porath
Great Goblin/Hobbit & Goblin Ensemble: Andy Ergstrom
Gollum: Finn Hintermister
Elven Queen: Tyler Dickson
Hobbit Grocer/Hobbit & Goblin Ensemble: Mac Brabazen
Wood Elf/Guard Elf Ensemble: Abigail Burritt
Wood Elf/Guard Elf Ensemble: Haven Hitchcock
Wood Elf/Guard Elf Ensemble: Caroline Curran
Wood Elf/Guard Elf Ensemble: Angelina Tenkerian
Hobbit/Goblin Ensemble: Judith Allison
Hobbit/Goblin Ensemble: Truman Warner
Hobbit/Goblin Ensemble: Robert Herzog
Hobbit/Goblin Ensemble: Victoria Santiago-Velez

CTA Opens 61st Season with ‘Tarzan’

The king of the apes swings to Children’s Theatre of Annapolis’ stage in this adaptation of the Disney film.

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (CTA) is proud to open its 61st season with Tarzan, based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and featuring music by rock legend, Phil Collins, including the Academy Award-winning “You’ll Be in My Heart.” The production runs from November 1 to 17, 2019, at CTA’s theatre, located at 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis.
Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.
CTA’s production features 28 local teenagers, who attend myriad middle and high schools, including Bates Middle, Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High, Magothy Middle, Severn River Middle, Severna Park Middle, Annapolis Area Christian, Annapolis High, Broadneck High, Kent Island High, Key School, North County High, Severna Park High and South River High, as well as home-schooled students.
The production is directed by Gerrad Alex Taylor, who also oversees all programing in The Studio at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and teaches at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He’s joined by music director/conductor Emily L. Sergo, a CTA alumna who’s also worked with Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre and Colonial Players of Annapolis, and choreographer Jason Kimmell, who also serves at CTA’s theatre operations manager/education director. The trio last teamed up as the artistic staff for CTA’s production of Shrek during the 2013-2014 season.
Tarzan runs from November 1 to 17, 2019, at CTA’s facility located at 1661 Bay Head Road in Annapolis. Tickets, which are $15 adults and $12 seniors, military and kids 12 and under, and can be purchased online at CTA.ticketleap.com.
The cast and artistic staff of Tarzan are available for interviews. To schedule, email Kelsey Casselbury at ctapublicity@gmail.com. For more information about CTA, visit the website at www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

Congratulations to the cast of ‘Tarzan, The Musical’

Director: Gerrad Taylor
Music Director: Emily Sergo Taylor
Choreography: Jason Kimmel
Executive Producers: Allyson Tierney, Beth Wilson
Producer: Tracy Rinehart
Porter: Braden Andrews
Jane: Zoe Argabright
Young Tarzan: Brennen Atkinson
Mother: Payten Blake
Snipes: Drew Claxton
Kala: Annabelle Cotton
Young Terk: Anya Lengbeyer
Terk: Noah McCullers
Father: Seth McLaughlin
Tarzan: Liam O’Toole
Kerchak: Ronan O’Toole
Clayton: Michael Stafford
Reagan Davey
Liam Devries
Jetta Earle-Smith
Cole German
Finn Hintermister
Cassia Lengbeyer
Blake Martin
Ryan McCandless
Ronnie McIntyre
Mitchell Ngwenya
Emerson Powell
Mia Rinehart Andy Rollins
Cate Weiss
Bethany Yamaner
Erica Yamaner

Congratulations to the cast of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR.’

Congratulations to the cast of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.”! The musical runs from May 10-19, 2019.
Jeremy Potts – Pilot Earle-Smith
Jemima Potts – Anya Lengbeyer
Caractacus Potts – Andrew Wilson
Mr. Coggins & Ensemble – Andy Rollins
Junkman & Ensemble – Samantha Brenneman
Truly Scrumptious – Mackenzie Currie
Grandpa – Blake Martin
Miss Phillips & Ensemble – Ava Lecky
Lord Scrumptious & Ensemble – Sage Shanahan
Baron – Liam O’Toole
Baroness – Erica Yamaner
Boris – Teaghan McLaughlin
Goran – Finn Hintermister
Fair Announcer & Ensemble – Ryan McCandless
Violet & Ensemble – Sydney Broady
Sid & Ensemble – Mac Brabazan
Turkey Farmer & Ensemble – Malia Segree
Soldier 1 & Ensemble – Christina Smith
Toymaker & Ensemble – Jetta Earle-Smith
Child Catcher & Ensemble – Haven Hitchcock
Soldier 2 & Ensemble – Maggie McInerney
Toby & Ensemble – Emerson Powell
Greta & Ensemble – Mia Rinehart
Marta & Ensemble – Victoria Santiago-Velez
Chef 1 & Ensemble – Cole German
Chef 2 & Ensemble – Natalie Hosie
Ensemble – Maddox Howard
Ensemble – Justin Porath
Ensemble – Blanca Martell