Leapin’ Lizards! There are HOW many costumes in Penobscot Theatre’s Annie!?

Becoming Daddy Warbucks with Brendan Powers

Ever wonder what it takes to make theater magic? LOTS of hard work! There are many technical aspects that help create the spectacle you see on our stage.  One important element of this is the costume, makeup, and hair design.  For this season’s holiday production, Annie, veteran costume designer Rebecca Wright took on the challenge of creating costumes for an ensemble that plays multiple roles, a gaggle of orphans, some transgender casting, and of course one bald head and one curly red one.  Assisting Mrs. Wright in costume construction is Carol Fortier of Ellsworth, and harstylist Brandi Edgecomb of Bangor.  So what does the breakdown look like?  There are SIXTY-NINE costumes for a running cast of eighteen,  fourteen wigs, over thirty-five hats, and an innumerable number of scarves, gloves, shawls, and accessories.


Annie at the Warbucks mansion.

Tickets are going FAST so be sure to call and make your reservation for this exciting night of live theater and festivities today!

Tickets are $15 for youth under 18 and $30 for adults. Group rates available. ANNIE tickets make excellent holiday gifts! Purchase tickets, subscriptions and gift certificates online at www.penobscottheatre.org, or through the Box Office at 207-947-6618.


The “Mudges” come for Annie.

ANNIE is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Dead River Company, Wells Fargo Advisors, Bangor International Airport, Farrell Rosenblatt & Russell. Ongoing hospitality and media sponsors are The Charles Inn, Bangor Daily News, The Maine Edge, Canyon Networks, Blueberry Broadcasting, ZONE Radio and WLBZ Channel 2.

Even the Orphans have costume changes!







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About Amy Roeder

Director of Education – Amy Roeder is pleased to be joining the staff at PTC. Amy received her BFA in theatre from the University of Evansville and her Master of Fine Arts in acting from The University of Georgia. She recently relocated to Bangor from Chicago where she taught and performed with famed comedy institution The Second City. Local audiences may have seen her onstage with Improv Acadia in Bar Harbor where she has been a company member since 2005. Amy has performed all over the country including at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park and with the Improv Asylum in Boston. In addition to teaching acting and improvisation classes all over the world, Amy is also designs and facilitates workshops in improvisational techniques for businesses. Amy hates writing in the third person.