Anne Frank, a musical

Premiered on: September 11, 2019 at the Center for Jewish History Theater, NYC / with Lisa Monde playing Edith Frank
State: Closed until December 2019, more shows to come
Creators: Based on the Life of Anne Frank. Music and lyrics by Jean-Pierre Hadida, English adaptation by Dylan Hadida, Directed and produced by David Serero, Produced by Francine Disegni, BroadwayMad, Simon and Michal Kalfon
Featuring: Kristyn Vario, David Serero, Lisa Monde, SaraKate Coyne, Wendell Hester, Jacob Waid, Mackenzie Tank, Erik Contzius, Jordan Flippo, Alex Schecter, Emily Samuelson

Brief Summary: This production marks the U.S Off-Broadway Premiere of the original French musical which opened in France in 2008 and was a great success. The musical is being performed for the first time in English (adapted by Dylan Hadida). The timeless story of a young girl hiding in a Secret Annex with her family during the Holocaust, trying to survive and keep the faith in humanity. A diary, which she names Kitty becomes her best friend, with whom she shares all of her feelings, thoughts and emotions that she’s dealing with. This is a story of two families hiding together in a tiny annex, of strangers who become very dear friends, of first love and first disappointment, of different generations, children and parents, of the outside world that was so unfair to the inhabitants of the secret hiding place, of the kind people who risk their lives trying to keep their friends safe, of inevitable and unfair death…

Anne Frank – Kristyn Vario
Otto Frank- David Serero
Edith Frank – Lisa Monde
Margot Frank – SaraKate Coyne
Peter – Wendell Hester
Herman Van Pels – Jacob Waid
Augusta Van Pels – Mackenzie Tank
Fritz Pfeiffer – Erik Contzius
Miep – Jordan Flippo
Narrator – Alex Schecter
Soloist and U/S Anne Frank – Emily Samuelson
Piano and music director – Kent Dennis
Cello – E.Zoe Hassman
Director: David Serero

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