Name: Kimberly Hall
Street: Kirkbride Drive
Family: Husband, Tony, daughter Samantha (7) and cat, Griffin
Occupation: Kimberly works as the education coordinator for the Department of Anesthesia at Mass General Hospital in Boston.
Hobbies and Interests: Kimberly loves to do family activities like camping, sailing and other activities near the ocean. She also enjoys watching her daughter play soccer with DYS. Kimberly loves musical theater and is currently starring in "Annie".
Next weekend, ACT Andover will present its largest cast ever on the stage of the Rogers Center at Merrimack College. Nearly 80 cast members, ranging in age from six to sixty will assure audiences that “the sun’ll come out tomorrow!"
The cast includes 46 children, 30 adults and one charming canine. Danvers resident, Kimberly Hall, will be featured as Grace Farrell, private secretary to Oliver Warbucks and the woman who rescues Annie from Miss Hannigan and a life in the orphanage. Maggie Budzyna of Newburyport and Mia Campbell of Burlington share the leading role of Annie. The show also features eleven family groups from the Andovers and surrounding areas.
Dream Vacation: "A three week tour of Great Britain."
Favorite Book: "I really enjoyed 'The Red Tent,' it was very inspiring about the power of women. I also enjoy fun series like Harry Potter. But of course, my favorite right now is the script for 'Annie.'"
Favorite Movie: "My all time favorite is The Princess Bride which seems fitting as it's about to hit its twenty-fifth anniversary." Kimberly also enjoys old musicals with stars like Gene Kelly and Judy Garland and feels like she was born in the wrong era.
Favorite Shop: "Danvers Hardware, They are always very helpful and give great advice."
How long have you lived in town: Kimberly moved from New York to Danvers a number of years ago and met her husband. They moved to the south shore for about six years before moving back to Danvers three years ago.
What made you choose Danvers: "Tony got a job on the north side of Boston so we carefully looked at everything, mapping out where there were good schools, nice neighborhoods, and every kept pointing back to Danvers."
Where would people see you around town: Kimberly can been seen on the soccer field every weekend watching Samantha. Kimberly also said she is always in McKinnons.
What would you like to see changed in town: "Being a fairly new resident, I would like to see an easy way to connect with other young professional parents in town." Kimberly said she would also love to see the construction in town completed.
ACT Andover’s Annie is Co-Directed by Charles and Mark Gracy and choreographed by Beth Kennedy. Music Director is Mark Mercer. Shows are: October 28 at 7pm, October 29 at 2pm and 7pm, and October 30 at 2pm at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College in North Andover. Tickets are $18 for seniors and students, $20 for adults. Available in advance through the Box Office: (978) 276-9568 or online at http://www.ticketpeak.com/act. Tickets to Annie are general admission seating and patrons need to be sure to print out their e-tickets after ordering